A new Barna study breaks down how employed Christians understand and value their vocation. The research suggests that the Christians in the largest generation in the modern labor force are buoyed in these formative working years both by a deep sense of ambition and by the hope of making a difference.
When it comes to vocation, pastors often talk about the “call to ministry.” But what does that process actually look like, and how satisfied are pastors in their decision to pursue ministry?
In Barna’s recently released study on vocation, we found encouraging signs that Christians are living out their faith with integrity. In this release, we’ll look at the specific values and virtues that define today’s Christians’ work ethic.
A new Barna report on vocation shows that most Christians say they feel supported by their church when it comes to their career, claiming their local congregations help them understand how to live out their faith in the workplace.
As we continue our online series unpacking findings from Barna’s new study of vocation, we learn that men and women have an equal chance of feeling a sense of calling and fulfillment in their work—just not in every stage of life. In particular, working mothers face challenges when parenting and career mix.
Though Christian workers more often associate religious and pastoral roles with being a “calling” or serving the common good, it may not matter to most Christians whether they or someone else works in a “sacred” or “secular” space. In a new study, Barna asked whether it was better for a Christian to become a pastor or missionary, or to represent his or her faith well at work.