09 Appendix E – About the Research Partners

Appendix E - About the Research Partners


About the Research 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 32-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.


Youth Specialties
equips and encourages churches to help teenagers find and follow Jesus by creating resources, convening youth workers at events and providing training. For more than 40 years, Youth Specialties has served as an international thought leader in Christian youth ministry. Today, Youth Specialties serves more than 100,000 youth workers worldwide each year through training seminars, conventions, books, curriculum and online resources.


exists to connect teenagers to God, each other and communities through life-changing, Christ-centered mission trips. For more than 20 years, YouthWorks has seen short-term trips lead to long-term impact for teenagers and communities. And for YouthWorks, both are mission-critical. Each summer, more than 25,000 students, adults and families from 1,500 churches partner with more than 70 communities across North America. YouthWorks is committed to providing high-quality experiences that broaden perspectives, ignite passions, expose possibilities and inspire pursuits.


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