Christians Who Make a Difference

Christians Who Make a Difference


Those Who Care... Grow

Meeting the needs of poor and socially marginalised people has been a hallmark of the Church since the earliest days of Christianity. Is it still true today? Barna interviewed nearly 3,000 UK adults and more than 2,000 US adults to find out. Produced in partnership with Tearfund and based on all-new research, Christians Who Make a Difference is an examination of how people prioritise caring for the disadvantaged and tending to their own spiritual growth. Are the two concerns related? And if so, how?

In this report you’ll find:

  • Statistics on giving habits and charitable priorities, and how these correlate with religious beliefs and faith practices
  • Comparative data between churchgoers who do and do not prioritise poverty activism and between activists who do and do not prioritise faith
  • Analysis of five separate dimensions of poverty response: financial giving, personal responsibility, political advocacy, consumer lifestyle changes and prayer
  • Infographics and data visualisations

Also included are contributions from church leaders and development professionals who share insights on ministry and activism from their unique vantage points. Christians Who Make a Difference can help churches and nonprofit organisations make the connection between doing good and growing well.

 Full color with infographics. 80 pages.