In Church of the Nazarene, congregations report the number of clergy serving the congregation. The clergy may be full-time, part-time, paid, unpaid, active, or retired. There has been steady growth in churches reporting more than one clergy between 2000 and 2019, from 23 percent of churches (or 1,123) in 2000 to 37 percent (or 1,851) in 2019. The number of clergy serving congregations in addition to the lead pastor grew by 123 percent between 2000 and 2019 or 123 percent.
Table 1. Nazarene Churches with Multiple Clergy, 2000-2019
Figure 1. Nazarene Churches with Multiple Clergy, 2000-2019
Multiple clergy churches are most common among larger churches, especially churches with 101 or more attendance. However, multiple clergy are found in churches of all sizes to some extent.
Figure 2. Nazarene Percentage of Churches with Multiple Clergy by AWA Tiers, 2000-2019