The 89th Academy Awards ceremony is around the corner, but as past Barna research has shown, even though the Oscars are one of the most-watched events on television, the films that fill theaters don’t often fill trophy shelves. Leading up to Hollywood’s biggest night, Barna’s annual media survey examines the movie-going (or not going) habits of American adults and their opinions of Hollywood.
Vital to the health of any pastor, minister, elder or priest are the abundance and vitality of their relational resources. But how hard is ministry on pastor’s families? Do they have close friends? Who leads their church alongside them—and is it working? Barna conducted a major study into how today’s faith leaders are navigating life and leadership in an age of complexity. Here are some findings.
The definitions, goals and metrics of church growth have evolved in the centuries since Acts. In partnership with Cornerstone Knowledge Network, Barna undertook research to learn more about the current culture and methods of planting and growing congregations. Here are the top ten lessons from pastors and church leaders who have taken the plunge to expand their ministry.
Millions of Americans made new year’s resolutions in the first week of January, vowing to make big lifestyle changes in 2017. For those resolving to read the Bible more, what level of commitment do they show? In a recent study, Barna looks at the Bible reading desires and motivations of American adults.
MLK Jr once said, “It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning." Finding racial unity in church is a complex task requiring a deep recognition of racial differences in how Christians understand and practice their faith. A new study examines the divergent ways black and white Christians approach discipleship.
Religion played a significant role in the 2016 presidential election, from the activity of national religious leaders to the importance of various faith-related issues, to the high level of turnout among key segments of faith-driven voters. This is the first of several research releases based on Barna's election survey examining the role of faith in this historic political contest.
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Barna and Pepperdine University look at the health of pastors’ relationships — with spouses, children, friends, mentors and teammates
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Learn how pastors handle challenges in their personal lives, churches, and their communities at the link below #stateofpastors