Presenter David Kinnaman
President Barna Group | Dr. David Kinnaman
David Kinnaman joined Barna Group in 1995 as an intern. Now he is the president and majority owner of the firm, a visionary research and resource company located in Ventura, California.
Since joining Barna, David has designed and analyzed hundreds of market research projects for a variety of clients, including the American Bible Society, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, CARE, Columbia House, Compassion, Easter Seals, Focus on the Family, Habitat for Humanity, NBC-Universal, The ONE Campaign, the Salvation Army, SONY, Walden Media, World Vision, Zondervan (Harper Collins) and many others.
In addition to client studies, he has overseen nearly 100 nationwide, representative research studies among American adults, teenagers, tweens, and clergy on matters of faith, spirituality, public opinion, political attitudes, and cultural dynamics. This body of public opinion research is frequently quoted from pulpits and in major media outlets (such as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fox News, Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times). In total, during Kinnaman’s 16 years at the firm, he has supervised or directed interviews with more than 350,000 individuals and leaders.
Kinnaman is the author of the best-selling book, unChristian, and a new release entitled, You Lost Me, both of which explore faith and spirituality among teens and young adults. He frequently speaks publicly on topics of cultural and spiritual trends, teenagers and young adults, leadership and influence, as well as vocation and calling.
He lives in Ventura, California, with his wife Jill and three children, Emily, Annika, and Zack.
|Session: You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church...and Rethinking Faith|
|Close to 60% of young people who went to church as teens drop out after high school. Now the bestselling author of unChristian turns his researcher's eye on these young believers. In this session You Lost Me shows why younger Christians, aged 16-29, are leaving the church and rethinking their faith.|
Based on new research, David shows pastors, church leaders, and parents how we have failed to equip young people to live "in but not of" the world and how this has serious long-term consequences. More importantly, he offers ideas on how to help young people develop and maintain a vibrant faith that they embrace over their lifetime.
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