Barna’s two year journey to discover how pastors are doing and to help them move into the future with clarity, resilience and hope.

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Barna has been privileged to spend the last thirty-seven years providing data and insights to support pastors.

With this new initiative, we plan to continue to serve church leaders with a variety of new offerings. Whether you choose to subscribe to the podcast, read the book with a group of peers, attend a free city roundtable in your city or join the six-month cohort, we hope you will experience a sense of encouragement and belonging.

Our desire is for pastors to be whole, healthy and ready to lead in fruitful and sustainable ministry for the coming decade.

The Resilient Pastor Series in Barna Access Plus

The number of pastors who feel burnt out, lonely or unwell is growing. While the current data, as well as past research, highlights a drastic decrease in pastoral satisfaction and security, it also offers rays of hope that we’re excited to help you build on.

Barna’s Resilient Pastor series, available exclusively on Barna Access Plus, explores new data to look at three important areas of pastoral leadership—offering trends, challenges and potential solutions for each. 

The lineup includes:

  • Module 1: Self-Leadership (March)
  • Module 2: Church-Leadership (April)
  • Module 3: Culture-Leadership (May)

It is our hope that the data and insights shared will empower leaders to take better care of themselves and their teams. Tune in to Barna Access Plus for weekly releases now through the end of May.

Learn More Here

The Resilient Pastor Podcast

Join pastors Glenn Packiam, Rich Villodas and Sharon Hodde Miller as they invite leaders to think out loud together about the challenges and opportunities of leading a church in a rapidly changing world. In each episode, they will have a conversation about church leadership and the challenges pastors are facing. Then, they’ll share a conversation with a pastor, church leader, thinker or theologian about the health of the pastor, the state of the church and what it looks like to love well and lead faithfully.

Watch Full Episodes Here


The Resilient Pastor Book

Drawing on Barna research, Scripture and his own experience as a pastor, Dr. Glenn Packiam has written a new book to guide fellow pastors in the formation and practice of resilience.

Learn More Here

The Resilient Pastor Cohort

If you’re committed to doing everything you can to become a more resilient leader, our 6-month cohort can help.

It’s an opportunity to connect with fellow pastors, discuss the challenges of church leadership, develop a data-driven understanding of the latest trends, and learn from experienced pastors such as Glenn Packiam, Sharon Hodde Miller, Rich Villodas, Ashlee Eiland and Scott Sauls.

Registrations Closed

The Resilient Pastor City Roundtables

These gatherings will be free, full day, in-person experiences to give pastors the space and time to invest in themselves and one another. They will feature talks from Glenn Packiam, the author of The Resilient Pastor, as well as content from other local pastors.

Registrations Closed

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