07 – Appendix C – About

Appendix C - About



BARNA GROUP is a research firm dedicated to providing actionable insights on faith and culture, with a particular focus on the Christian church. In its 30-year history, Barna Group has conducted more than one million interviews in the course of hundreds of studies, and has become a go-to source for organizations that want to better understand a complex and changing world from a faith perspective.

Barna’s clients include a broad range of academic institutions, churches, non-profits, and businesses, such as Alpha, the Templeton Foundation, Pepperdine University, Fuller Seminary, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Maclellan Foundation, DreamWorks Animation, Focus Features, Habitat for Humanity, the Navigators, NBC-Universal, the ONE Campaign, Paramount Pictures, the Salvation Army, Walden Media, Sony and World Vision.

The firm’s studies are frequently quoted by major media outlets such as The Economist, BBC, CNN, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Huffington Post, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.

THRIVENT FINANCIAL is a not-for-profit financial services organization that helps Christians and churches be wise with money and live generously. As a member-owned organization, it offers its nearly 2.43 million members a broad range of products and services, along with guidance from financial representatives nationwide. Thrivent is also dedicated to working with churches to meet their needs for affordable and customized financial solutions that support their long-term ministry goals.

Thrivent’s unique approach to connecting faith, finances and generosity has helped strengthen thousands of churches over 110 years. By working together and giving back, we can use our gifts to strengthen the communities in which we live, pray and work.

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