Valde, Kathleen S.
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Communication
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Northern Illinois Synod--Clergy|Lutheran Church--Clergy--Attitudes||Psychiatric social work
This project examined pastors' roles as boundary spanners regarding information received from the synodical expression in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Twenty-six pastors from the Northern Illinois Synod of the ELCA were interviewed and transcriptions were analyzed using the constant comparative method of inductive analysis. Two research questions were posed to explore boundary spanning from a pastor's perspective. The results echoed the literature on boundary spanning responsibilities and challenges, expanding the boundary spanning research field into the realm of religious organizations and leadership. Implications of this research and further areas of study are provided.
Berry, Rachel Carrie, "A study of boundary spanning : pastors' perceptions of their role as boundary spanners in the ELCA" (2016). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 599.
vii, 112 pages
Northern Illinois University
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