Leading Today’s Church

Building a Thriving Community in a Post-Christian Landscape

The North American Christian landscape is rapidly changing, leaving many church leaders asking—what now? The great exodus of Millenials, aging clergy, and an increasingly secularized population set the stage for how pastors and pastoral teams engage with their communities.

On March 20, 2020, Brooke Hempell, Barna Senior VP of Research, will speak on the key spiritual, cultural and generational trends that are influencing the Christian faith today, and how to prepare yourself and your organization for the future.

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This event will be held on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary and will be live-streamed for those outside of the area.

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Keynote Speaker

Mandy SmithBrooke Hempell is Barna Group’s Senior Vice President of Research, and manages the firm’s research studies, from semi-annual polls that track the pulse of Americans’ beliefs and practices, to custom studies for para-church ministries, denominations, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Through this work, Barna helps leaders gain insights into faith groups and the general population’s perspectives on faith and cultural issues. Read more.

About Barna

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.


For event questions contact seminary@nes.edu or 585.594.6420.


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.