How can you get better connected with peers and others working to foster flourishing in DFW?
The culture, needs, and desires in DFW are changing more rapidly now than ever. Barna Group has launched a year-long research project to discover what people think of, and want from, the Church.
Barna hosts live, online Forums to give local leaders a real-time taste of what their research is finding and an opportunity to connect monthly to figure out how to apply the insights alongside local experts and practitioners.
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Click here to find other upcoming local and national events -- virtual or even safe and in person -- that will help you become more informed, connected & equipped.
Local networks host a 30-minute debrief following each Barna Forum
Connect with other leaders in your community
Collaborative, church-based work to foster flourishing is happening in communities across DFW. One role of these efforts is to understand the needs and assets of each unique area.
Find out here if there's a network in your community, and how you can get connected.
What's the biggest challenge facing your people or community? What is your church passionate about or already working to address?
Whether "your" issue is hunger, racial equity, or something else, check this list of issue-based groups of experts and practitioners excited to welcome you in.
Browse the public-facing directory of churches to see what other churches in your area or elsewhere are up to in terms of their target audiences, services, programs, and ministries.
The directory makes it easy to connect by email, phone, or social media but let us know if you'd like an introduction.
Because we're connected on a common platform, we have the ability to do collective advertising.
Local and national donors excited to help us change the public perception of the church have funded stunning local, digital ad campaigns that have been running all year. Click here to see the results
Connect with other leaders engaging the same issues
Connect with other leaders implementing similar programs
Click here to learn about our virtual Cost of COVID Event and in-person, role-play simulation, the "Cost of Poverty Experience." Both of these interactive formats bring the flourishing data and insights to life giving groups a much better understanding of how and why COVID is impacting every aspect of human flourishing, equipping them to do something to help, and creating a sense of community and accountability.
We're pleased to say that our team is not only offering this to churches and nonprofits but also schools and healthcare entities in DFW and beyond!