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Pastors role in Poverty alleviation

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--- **Academic Questionnaire: The Role of Ecclesiastical Leadership in Addressing Poverty in Nigerian Society** *Note: Adjust the wording as necessary to fit the specific context and academic rigor of the study.* **1. Demographic Information:** - Name of the Pastor: - Position at Gateway Baptist Church: - Duration of Service at Gateway Baptist Church: **2. Understanding Poverty:** *Open-ended Questions:* - How would you describe the socio-economic conditions of Bawop community, Boki Local Government Area? - In your view, what are the primary causes of poverty in Bawop community? *Close-ended Questions:* - Do you believe poverty in Bawop community is primarily due to lack of access to education? (Yes/No) - Is insufficient healthcare infrastructure a significant factor contributing to poverty in Bawop community? (Yes/No) **3. Ecclesiastical Leadership and Poverty Alleviation:** *Open-ended Questions:* - What role do you believe ecclesiastical leaders should play in addressing poverty in society? - How has Gateway Baptist Church actively engaged in addressing poverty within Bawop community? *Close-ended Questions:* - Does Gateway Baptist Church regularly organize charity drives or donations to support the impoverished? (Yes/No) - Has the church initiated any skill development programs for poverty alleviation? (Yes/No) **4. Church Initiatives:** *Open-ended Questions:* - Could you describe specific programs or initiatives that Gateway Baptist Church has implemented to alleviate poverty? - How have these initiatives impacted the community members, particularly those living in poverty? *Close-ended Questions:* - Rate the effectiveness of Gateway Baptist Church's poverty alleviation programs on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being least effective, 5 being most effective). **5. Challenges and Successes:** *Open-ended Questions:* - What challenges has Gateway Baptist Church faced in its efforts to address poverty? - Can you share some success stories or positive outcomes resulting from the church's poverty alleviation efforts? **6. Community Engagement:** *Open-ended Questions:* - How does Gateway Baptist Church collaborate with local authorities, NGOs, or other community stakeholders in addressing poverty? - What role does community participation play in sustaining poverty alleviation efforts? *Close-ended Questions:* - Do you believe community involvement is crucial for the sustainability of poverty alleviation initiatives? (Yes/No) - Does Gateway Baptist Church actively seek feedback from community members regarding poverty alleviation programs? (Yes/No) **7. Personal Reflection:** *Open-ended Questions:* - How has your role as a pastor at Gateway Baptist Church shaped your perspective on poverty and its alleviation? - What personal insights or lessons have you gained from leading poverty alleviation initiatives? **8. Future Directions:** *Open-ended Questions:* - What are the future plans or goals of Gateway Baptist Church regarding poverty alleviation in Bawop community? - How do you envision the role of ecclesiastical leadership evolving in addressing poverty nationally in Nigeria? **9. Academic Insights:** *Open-ended Questions:* - In your opinion, what additional research areas are needed to further understand the impact of ecclesiastical leadership on poverty alleviation? - How can academic institutions contribute to enhancing the effectiveness of poverty alleviation efforts led by religious organizations? **10. Closing:** - Is there anything else you would like to share regarding Gateway Baptist Church's efforts or your personal experiences related to poverty alleviation? --- *

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