08 Appendix D – About the Project Partners

Appendix D - About the Project Partners


About the Project Partners

Barna Group is a research firm dedicated to providing actionable insights on faith and cul- ture, with a particular focus on the Christian church. In its 33-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, nonprof- its 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, Compassion International, Alpha, Sony Pictures 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 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, actionable solutions that support their long-term ministry goals.

Thrivent’s approach to connecting faith, finances and generosity has helped strengthen thou- sands of churches for more than 110 years. Today, Thrivent works with churches to create needed solutions for growth, ideas for engagement and ways to plan for the future. Through these efforts, Thrivent helps strengthen the communities in which its members live, work and worship.


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