How can you get more informed about the state of your people and community?
What do I need to know to help me lead well now?
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.
What local & national data will help me make decisions?
State of the Church | State of DFW
A donor-funded subscription to Barna Access Plus gives local leaders invaluable insight into relevant topics as we navigate these uncharted times:
Connecting with members online
Reaching neighbors digitally
Needs of our youth and young adults
As part of a year-long research process, Barna is hosting monthly Forums for DFW leaders by which they will release their findings.
State of My Community
Collaborative, church-based work to foster flourishing is happening across DFW. Find out here if there's a network in your community, and what they know about the flourishing of the people around you.
State of My Issue
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, there's likely a group of experts and practitioners working to monitor and tackle it locally.
Click here to see the public-facing directory of churches currently being promoted by donor-funded "Churches Care" ads.
Click here to see the results of our stunning local, digital ad campaigns that are changing the public perception of the church.
How are my people doing?
State of My People
Customizable assessments allow leaders to find out how their own people are doing real-time as things continue to evolve. Even if you check on your people by phone or in person, collecting the answers using the digital platform gives you secure access to reporting and combines that data with other churches in your community and network so we can all work together to get resources where they need to go.
How will this information inspire my people to action?
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!