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.
As representatives of the whole gospel, Christians have an opportunity to be not only messengers of truth but also… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
As representatives of the whole gospel, Christians have an opportunity to be not only messengers of truth but also ministers of mercy, in their homes, workplaces, churches and communities. Learn more about The Mercy Journey today. https://www.barna.com/mercyjourney/
Discover why so many are disengaging from the faith community and renew your hope for how God is at work in the next generation
A majority of practicing Christians (76%) believes they have offered unconditional, joyful forgiveness to another p… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Infographic: Strengths beyond the workplace, by generation. https://www.barna.com/research/millennials-ambition-optimism-work/
Scotland is a fascinating case study that provides useful insights into how to do ministry and be the church in a rapidly secularizing context.