ERIC Number: ED165846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Intersect: Church and Community College.
Lowell, Earl; And Others
As part of an evaluation of the Community College Program of the United Ministries in Higher Education (UMHE), this study surveyed 323 pastors in local churches to determine: (1) local congregations' interest or involvement in working with community colleges; (2) a baseline against which to measure further involvement of the church with the community college movement; (3) local church relationships with the community colleges; (4) the acceptance of community college goals by members of the church; and (5) the impact of the program in encouraging congregation/college involvement. Questionnaires were returned by 258 pastors. Findings of the survey include: while pastors were aware of the existence of a community college serving their constituencies, they lacked detailed knowledge of the school, its mission, and its resources; sources of awareness of the college included both church-related sources and the college itself; most college/church interaction seemed to be related to activities of congregation members attending the college; congregations expressed dissatisfaction with community college ministry; church members of 75% of the pastors attended community colleges; more pastors had contacts with the college through its office of community services than through its office of student services. Data tables and the survey instrument are appended. (MB)
Descriptors: Church Programs, Church Role, Churches, Clergy, Community Colleges, Community Involvement, Community Services, Institutional Cooperation, Religious Organizations, School Community Relationship, Surveys, Two Year Colleges
United Ministries in Higher Education, Community College Program, Room 848-Pittock Block, Portland, Oregon 97205 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Ministries in Higher Education, Portland, OR.