Research

Church Planters and the Cost of Starting a Church

What factors shape the financial reality of most new church plants? In partnership with Thrivent Financial, Barna conducted a study among 769 church planters from across the nation to assess the personal and institutional costs of a church startup.

The Priorities, Challenges, and Trends in Youth Ministry

With millennials leaving the church, doing good youth ministry is more important than ever. In partnership with Youth Specialties, Barna Group conducted research among key stakeholders to assess the state of youth ministry in America.

New Research on the State of Discipleship

Barna Group conducted a comprehensive, multi-phase research study examining the current state of discipleship in the U.S.

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A Barna Report Produced in Partnership with The Navigators

The Different Impact of Good and Bad Leadership

It’s often said that a bad boss can ruin even the best of jobs. In a recent study among Americans in the workplace, Barna Group sought to find out whether the opposite is true: Can a good boss lead to less turnover? And what are the qualities that employees think make for a good leader—or a bad one?

Cyber Church: Pastors and the Internet

The Internet has dramatically altered the way people live their lives, and pastors have accepted it as an essential tool for ministry. In a recent study of U.S. Protestant church leaders, Barna Group looked at pastors’ use of the Internet and their attitudes toward it today compared to 15 years ago.

Barna: This Week

The act of making a personal commitment to Jesus—often seen as the “first step” in becoming a Christian—is a step t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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More than one-third of adults (35%) reports never using the Bible in 2019, a 10 percentage point increase since 2011 (25%). https://www.barna.com/research/state-of-the-bible-2019/

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Reconnect Christianity with Teens and Young Adults

Discover why so many are disengaging from the faith community and renew your hope for how God is at work in the next generation

52% of practicing Christians say they are comfortable inviting a friend to go to church with them. bit.ly/2WncseT

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About half of Americans agree, either strongly or somewhat, that while he lived on earth, Jesus Christ was human and committed sins like other people (52%). https://www.barna.com/research/what-do-americans-believe-about-jesus-5-popular-beliefs/

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