08 About the Project Partners

About the Project Partners


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 35-year history, Barna 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 and partners include a broad range of academic institutions, churches, nonprofits and businesses, such as Alpha, the Templeton Foundation, Fuller Seminary, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 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.



The Boone Center for the Family is a training and resource center dedicated to restoring healthy relationships. Located in the heart of Malibu at Pepperdine University, the Boone Center for the Family integrates psychological research and theological principles to address today’s relational needs. The center has programs for leaders of churches, Christian organizations and academic institutions through which they offer onsite trainings, webinars and published resources. In a world replete with relational roadblocks, disconnection, and trauma, the center firmly believes that the integration of psychology and theology provides a powerful pathway to restore healthy human connections.

The programs are designed to educate, equip and empower leaders to develop and teach healthy relationship skills. The RelateStrong program helps leaders understand their own relationship dynamics, while providing them with tools to help their communities strengthen relationships with spouses, family members, friends and colleagues. The RelateStrong | Leadership Series features a summit and supporting content designed to help church leaders discuss the growing and often difficult topics of addiction, parenting, marriage, pornography, sexual intimacy, singleness, depression and anxiety.


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