From nightclub bouncer to the world’s most well known religious leader, the rise of Pope Francis has captured the hearts of many. In anticipation of his historic visit to the US, Barna Group conducted a survey to determine Americans’ views of the Pope and his policies.
Can the Christian community flourish in a post-Christian context? This is the main question behind a landmark study of the state of faith and effective ministry in Scotland—the first of its kind for Barna Group outside of North America.
In the early 1990s, only 30% of adults were unchurched. Today, that number is 45% with no indication of slowing. Surprisingly however, an increasing number of those unchurched adults are women, who have historically been more included to attend church than men. This gender gap has continued to narrow over the past decade.
Jesus Christ remains a central figure and perennial person of interest in the American religious landscape. But what do Americans actually believe about Jesus? Who do they say he is? Here are five popular American perceptions of Jesus, based on recent Barna Group research.
Discover why so many are disengaging from the faith community and renew your hope for how God is at work in the next generation
More than half of congregants who had more negative experiences during pastoral leadership transitions (53%) say th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Hear more about the #FaithForTheFuture webcast and this special message from David Kinnaman and Christine Caine. Sign up today to join us on September 10. https://www.barna.com/faithforthefuture/
Scotland is a fascinating case study that provides useful insights into how to do ministry and be the church in a rapidly secularizing context.