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.

Barna: This Week

“The sense of exhaustion and frustration is very real in this time. … This is not the way we are intended to do min…

@barnagroup • May 27, 2020


When commenting on how the pandemic has affected their personal faith journey, half of Christians (48%) report pray…

@barnagroup • May 26, 2020
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