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Pastors and Parents Differ on Youth Ministry Goals

The tug-of-war between a parent’s protective instincts and their desire to raise fearless kids is felt in youth ministries. In partnership with Youth Specialties and YouthWorks, Barna conducted a major study on the state of youth ministry in the United States, looking at the expectations of pastors, youth leaders and parents.

The Credibility Crisis of Today’s Pastors

Barna’s State of Pastors report, produced in partnership with Pepperdine University, reveals that pastors in America face several hurdles to their cultural influence. It's not that people dislike pastors; it's just that they don't really care about them. Watch experts discuss the impact of these findings from our recent State of Pastors event.

What Americans Think About Women in Power

From Capitol Hill to the pulpit, the role of women in this country is rapidly changing. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Barna’s most recent study focuses on the public perception of women in places of influence or power in American society.

The Aging of America’s Pastors

Pastors are getting older, and this has important implications for the future of the church. In partnership with Pepperdine University, Barna conducted a major study examining the shifting demographic of faith leaders, and the cultural forces responsible for the dramatic changes.

La La Land to Living Rooms: A Year in Movies

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony is around the corner, but as past Barna research has shown, even though the Oscars are one of the most-watched events on television, the films that fill theaters don’t often fill trophy shelves. Leading up to Hollywood’s biggest night, Barna’s annual media survey examines the movie-going (or not going) habits of American adults and their opinions of Hollywood.

How Healthy Are Pastors’ Relationships?

Vital to the health of any pastor, minister, elder or priest are the abundance and vitality of their relational resources. But how hard is ministry on pastor’s families? Do they have close friends? Who leads their church alongside them—and is it working? Barna conducted a major study into how today’s faith leaders are navigating life and leadership in an age of complexity. Here are some findings.

Barna: This Week

27% of pastors say they wish they had been better prepared to handle conflict before entering ministry https://t.co/vy6BosUZCO

@barnagroup • March 26, 2017

A Single-Minded Church

By Barna Group • February 9, 2017

Both youth pastors and parents say discipleship is a high priority of youth ministry http://bit.ly/2mtDd3F

Barna Group • March 26, 2017

The State of Pastors

Senior pastors and youth leaders are generally aligned on what they think youth ministry should accomplish https://t.co/hSBlQIbxCp

@barnagroup • March 26, 2017

How do faith leaders feel about the impact our changing culture is having on their life and ministry? Watch ‘The State of Pastors: Leading in Complexity’ replay at the link below:

Barna Group • March 25, 2017

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