What kind of churches have no pastor?


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Examples of churches without pastors include Jehovah's Witnesses, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and many Quaker congregations. These churches use other forms of leadership that don't involve a paid pastoral position.

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Jehovah's Witnesses share the preaching and teaching work. Each congregation has approximately 100 members, and spiritually mature men serve as guides. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donate their time to perform church duties. Wards have an unpaid bishop that organizes worship services and introduces the speaker each week. Quaker congregations have unprogrammed worship services that do not require a pastor. Instead, congregants engage in mostly silent worship.

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