Leading Today’s Church
Address the challenges of a changing spiritual climate in the Northeast.
The North American Christian landscape is rapidly changing, leaving many church leaders asking—what now? The exodus of Millenials, aging clergy, and an increasingly secularized population are shaping the communities many ministry leaders and teams live and serve in.
Live Lecture with the Barna Group
Friday, March 20, at 7:00 p.m. | $10 Registration
Take a deep dive into the key spiritual, cultural, and generational trends that are influencing the Christian faith in the Northeast United States with Brooke Hempell, Barna Senior VP of Research.
Investigate trends, such as:
- 85% of pastors are over the age of 40*
- 64% of U.S. 18–29-year-olds who grew up in church no longer attend as an adult*
- 35% of adults report never using the Bible in 2019*
Ministry Perspective Panel
Immediately following the lecture hear three prominent ministry leaders discuss what these findings mean for the work they are doing in their denomination or congregation.
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— 2 FREE Event Add-Ons —
Mobilizing the Church for Mission
Tuesday, March 24, at 7:00 p.m.
Chris Backert, Fresh Expressions National Director, provides a step-by-step guide for how church leaders in a post-Christian landscape can develop new expressions of a Christian community.
How to Build a Thriving Multi-Ethnic Community of Faith
Thursday, March 26, at 6:00 p.m.
Rev. Santes Beatty, The Wesleyan Church, provides practical tools for engaging and serving people from across racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
Meet the Experts
If you are a church or denominational leader who wants to make this available to your leaders, then explore your options to partner with Northeastern Seminary.
The Barna Group has become a go-to source for insights about faith and culture, leadership and vocation, and generations. Barna Group has carefully and strategically tracked the role of faith in America, developing one of the nation’s most comprehensive databases of spiritual indicators. Barna Group has worked with thousands of business, nonprofit organizations, and churches across the U.S. and around the world. Read more.
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This event will be held on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary. Parking is available in Lot A located off of Orchard Street.