The call to pastoral ministry has its unique benefits and challenges, so in an effort to acknowledge the risks and rewards of pastoral ministry today, Barna created an infographic examining the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of pastors. Take a look.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The majority of Jewish Millennials still subscribe to Judaism—but not all do so exclusively https://t.co/tIsCraQnG1
43% of Millennials believe sex education should communicate that teen sex is OK, so long as young people consent and use contraception http://bit.ly/2wELjbH
Religious faith plays a key role in decision-making about alcohol consumption: https://t.co/277TawsWQ2
The percentage of non-evangelical born again Christians in America has been declining rapidly