The tug-of-war between a parent’s protective instincts and their desire to raise fearless kids is felt in youth ministries. In partnership with Youth Specialties and YouthWorks, Barna conducted a major study on the state of youth ministry in the United States, looking at the expectations of pastors, youth leaders and parents.
Barna’s State of Pastors report, produced in partnership with Pepperdine University, reveals that pastors in America face several hurdles to their cultural influence. It's not that people dislike pastors; it's just that they don't really care about them. Watch experts discuss the impact of these findings from our recent State of Pastors event.
From Capitol Hill to the pulpit, the role of women in this country is rapidly changing. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Barna’s most recent study focuses on the public perception of women in places of influence or power in American society.
Pastors are getting older, and this has important implications for the future of the church. In partnership with Pepperdine University, Barna conducted a major study examining the shifting demographic of faith leaders, and the cultural forces responsible for the dramatic changes.
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.
53% of Americans say that significant obstacles still make it harder for women in the workplace than men… https://t.co/SJgIF2pvwD
The average age of pastors today? 54 years old. Read more on the “graying” of American clergy.
“Teenagers are more than problems to solve" https://t.co/hSBlQIbxCp
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