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.

1 Ticket + 1 Week = 3 Events

1 ticket. 1 week.
3 events to redefine ministry in your region.


Live Lecture with the Barna Group  Webinar

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 Mark Matlock, Barna Insights Lead.

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.


— 2 FREE Event Add-Ons —

Mobilizing the Church for Mission

Mobilizing the Church for Mission Webinar

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

How to Build a Thriving Multi-Ethnic Community of Faith Webinar

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.

Partner Organizations

Partner Organizations


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.


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.