The Credibility Crisis of Today’s Pastors

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.

The Aging of America’s Pastors

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.

How Healthy Are Pastors’ Relationships?

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.

Busting Myths about Pastoring

On January 26, Barna is releasing a huge new research study about pastors via a free webcast called The State of Pastors: Leading in Complexity. The research takes a fresh and revealing look at the lives of pastors – how they handle challenges in their families, churches, and in the community. We draw on interviews Barna has conducted with over 10,000 pastors. Find out more here.

Barna: This Week

Did you know? The average adult cell phone user is 35 years old, compared to an average of 54 among landline users.

@barnagroup • December 12, 2017

Who is Gen Z?

By Barna Group • October 19, 2017

Understand the Generation that Is Searching

Have you ever wondered where Barna studies start? Find out here: https://t.co/B8yCpDCNJc

@barnagroup • December 12, 2017

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Busting Myths about Pastoring

December 8, 2016

On January 26, Barna is releasing a huge new research study about pastors via a free webcast called The State of Pastors: Leading in Complexity. The research takes a fresh and revealing look at the lives of pastors – how they handle challenges in their families, churches, and in the community. We draw on interviews Barna has conducted with over 10,000 pastors. Find out more here.

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