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Beyond an Invitation to Church: Opportunities for Faith-Sharing

This Easter season, churches will ramp up their holiday services as an opportunity for outreach or evangelism, and churchgoers will invite their friends along. But Barna’s recent report Reviving Evangelism, produced in partnership with Alpha USA, shows that the ways lapsed and non-Christians would like to explore their faith, don't always align with the common faith-sharing approaches taken by Christians.

What Makes for a Spiritually Vibrant Household?

How do our core relationships engage us in a thoughtful, transformative faith—the kind that holds up to and is passed down over time? This was one of the guiding questions of Barna’s new Households of Faith report, based on an extensive study of practicing Christians and their living arrangements and routines.

Almost Half of Practicing Christian Millennials Say Evangelism Is Wrong

A new Barna report, Reviving Evangelism, looks at the faith-sharing experiences and expectations of Christians and non-Christians alike. Among the major findings in this report is the revelation that Christian Millennials feel conflicted about evangelism—and, in fact, almost half believe it is wrong to share their faith.

The Future of Teaching the Great Commission: A Q&A

A major finding from our Translating the Great Commission report is that more than half of U.S. churchgoers have not heard of the Great Commission. In this article, experts and practitioners weigh in this surprising statistic and share how the dynamics of spreading the gospel and making disciples are playing out in their respective contexts.

More Than Half of Pastors Had Another Career Before Ministry

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?

Technology & Christmas: Tips for Monitoring Devices

When families come together for Christmas, they bring their values and routines with them as well. Increasingly those are shaped by a relationship to technology. Drawing from Andy Crouch’s recent book, The Tech-Wise Family (a 2018 Christianity Today Book Award recipient), we've compiled some key statistics and helpful tips to make yours a tech-wise home for the holidays.

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