A Barna Report Produced in Partnership with Thrivent Financial
What does it mean to be generous? And how is generosity changing?
The religious and economic landscapes are changing in America in ways that don’t necessarily favor churches. The percentage of churchgoing Christians is shrinking. Patterns of work are shifting. And on top of those hard facts, not everyone seems to agree on what, exactly, it means to be generous. If the groups they lead are to survive and adapt to a changing reality, pastors and organizational leaders need both accurate information and wisdom for applying reliable data to their particular context. The Generosity Gap will help you understand today, strategize for the future and dream up fresh tactical ideas for how to connect Christians’ heart, mind and soul with their potential giving strength.
In this series of four webinars, you will hear about the research from Barna’s SVP of Research, Brooke Hempell, and then listen in as David Kinnaman, president of Barna, and Chris Kopka, president of Thrivent Church Solutions Group, provide additional context and commentary.
Session 1: The Mind Gap is available now
Session 2: The Heart Gap is available now
Session 3: The Soul Gap available on on July 13
Session 4: The Strength Gap available on August 17
Available only with webinar bundles. Password provided upon purchase.
We recognize that pastors and church leaders are looking for more spaces to connect and share ideas about and for their ministries. Thrivent, our partner in the production of The Generosity Gap, has created a new social community for this purpose.
InsightWise is a Facebook community created for pastors and church leaders to share ideas around best practices in ministry and actionable solutions connected to ministry challenges. Barna and Thrivent believe this community will be a place of encouragement and mutual support (for those doing the hard work of ministry, it’s important to know you’re not alone!), co-creation (where ministry ideas and stories are shared, nurtured and refined), and innovation (where new stuff is born).
Join the conversation today! Request your access to the community at: InsightWise.org