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. Since 1984, Barna has conducted more than one million interviews in the course of hundreds of studies and has become a go-to source for organisations 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, Dream- Works Animation, Focus Features, Habitat for Humanity, The Navigators, NBC-Universal, the ONE Campaign, Paramount Pictures, the Salvation Army, Walden Media, Sony and World Vision.


World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. As an international partnership of Christians, World Vision’s mission is to work with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God. For nearly 70 years, World Vision has ministered alongside the Church to answer Jesus’ call in Matthew 25 to care for the least of these. Together, with churches, their leaders and others, World Vision has impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children by tackling the root causes of poverty.


We would like to acknowledge Alpha’s partnership in disseminating this research and insights to church leaders across Australia and New Zealand. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring life, faith and meaning. Developed first as a short course at Holy Trinity Brompton in London, Alpha has been used by millions of people around the world and translated into 112 different languages. In 1990, Nicky Gumbel assumed leadership of Alpha and placed focus on the many people outside of the Church who wanted to explore the Christian faith. Alpha is an adaptable program designed to create open conversation in safe environments. Alpha now runs in every part of the global Church, including the Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church and all mainline Protestant denominations.


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This regional resource is best used as a companion to the global report and other resources based on this research. Stay in touch and learn more at TheConnectedGeneration.com.

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