38% of U.S. Pastors Have Thought About Quitting Full-Time Ministry in the Past Year

Recent data collected from Barna’s pastor poll indicate that U.S. pastors are currently in crisis and at risk of burnout. Notably, in 2021 alone, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of pastors who are thinking about quitting ministry entirely.

New Research Points to Gaps in How Churches Support Congregants' Gifts

Pastors and churchgoers alike believe an individual's unique gifts and talents point to God and draw people to him. So are churches adequately helping to identify, support and celebrate congregants' gifts? For a recent report titled Gifted for More, Barna explored how U.S. adults, practicing Christians and pastors view giftedness—and suggests the U.S. Church is due for a fresh framework for gifts.

Are Local Pastors in Touch with Their Community’s Needs? Americans Weigh In

From the ongoing pandemic to ceaseless political tension—and everything in between—the past year and a half has been challenging for most Americans. Throughout this time, many pastors have sought to be a peaceful presence for both their congregations and their larger local communities. Have they succeeded?

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