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Pastors at Work: Where the Time Goes

A nationwide study conducted by the research department of Christianity Today International, dispels some myths about how pastors spend their time.

A LONGER WEEK

For more than eight out of ten pastors, a nine-to-five, 40-hour workweek does not exist. Typically, pastors start their workday at 8 a.m. and end it at 6:30 p.m. They do that six days a week. The median amount of time pastors spend working each week is 55 hours. When pastors do take a day off, they usually choose Monday.

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