We are excited to formally launch Barna’s Vocation Project—an initiative we started to help people live each day with a deep sense of purpose and fulfillment, accomplished by discovering their life’s calling and knowing they are doing the work God created them to do. We would love to connect and see how we can work together to accomplish this important mission—a vision that God seems to be placing on the hearts of many leaders today.
As you open Christians at Work, you’ll find a great deal of useful information to support your work. Please share the word about this important new study with your network! We’ve made it easy with some cool resources available below: social media shareables, and suggestions for articles or guest blog posts.
To schedule an interview or request additional information, contact Bill Denzel at [email protected]barna.com.
Key Topics and Audiences:
Most Christian workers don’t see a strict spiritual hierarchy of professions or divides between “sacred” and “secular” jobs (p22-23, 32-33).
For audiences interested in:employment trends, career counseling, faith in the marketplace
Practicing faith is consistently correlated with feeling well suited to one’s work and wanting to have an impact (p19-23, 52-53).
For audiences interested in: discipleship, the role of religion in culture, jobs satisfaction, skills assessments
The generational ends of the labor force—Millennials and Boomers—have different career priorities (p25-28, 44-45).
For audiences interested in: leadership and management advice, generational trends, Millennials, higher education, team dynamics, retirement
There are clear gaps in the professional fulfillment of men and women, single and married people (p34-39).
For audiences interested in: relationships, family, marriage, gender relations, gender equality, women in the workplace, work / life balance
Employed Christians’ faith impacts the way they see and approach their jobs (p58-65, 90-91).
For audiences interested in: job satisfaction, discipleship, team dynamics, the role of religion in culture, company culture
There is perceived support of respondents’ vocation and calling from their churches (p77-78).
For audiences interested in: sermons and teaching, discipleship, church leadership
Job commitments hinder church involvement, especially for those who approach work with great spiritual intention (p79-80).
For audiences interested in: work / life balance, time management, church involvement, volunteering
Plus: pastors’ perspectives on their own callings, as well as how churches address vocation (p85-86).
For audiences interested in: church leadership, seminary or ministerial education, sermons and teaching