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.
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.
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?
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.
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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52% of practicing Christians say they are comfortable inviting a friend to go to church with them. bit.ly/2WncseT
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/
Scotland is a fascinating case study that provides useful insights into how to do ministry and be the church in a rapidly secularizing context.