A Strategic Conversation on Christ in Our Cultural Context


An exclusive, invitation-only gathering of Christian leaders
hosted by Barna, in partnership with He Gets Us and Gloo

November 30-December 2, 2022

at the Crescent Court Hotel in Dallas

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What is the Jesus Now Summit?


2-day, invitation-only, conversational gathering of Christian thought leaders and practitioners


Interactive Input

Provide interactive input toward stewarding 2-3 years of heavy investment in the He Gets Us efforts and the Barna Explorer Initiative. Offer focused feedback on how to shift these momentous perceptions-of-Jesus efforts from a campaign into a catalytic movement at the national, city and organizational level

Insights and Contrasts

Be among the first group of leaders who get an insider look at exclusive data and real-time learnings from Barna and He Gets Us on the mindset of spiritually curious people today, along with contrasting evaluation of how practitioners are approaching this unique moment in time


Time for prayer, reflection and conversation on how to reclaim the good name of Jesus and inspire fresh faith among the spiritually curious and religiously neutral


Collaborative friendship building to partner together on gospel-centered mission

Why the Jesus Now Summit?

Who do Americans say that Jesus is–today, right now in our cultural moment? What are the current opportunities and challenges of bringing the transformative power of the Gospel to our society, especially in the new COVID-shaped, digital commons of truth seeking?

We believe there are both evangelism opportunities and discipleship opportunities. We need to learn how to “speak” persuasively about Jesus with cultural relevance to hearts and minds today, while still needing the tools to deeply form souls that represent a countercultural way of life. The good news is that the U.S. still contains a rare combination of spiritual openness, soulful diversity and redemptive Christian heritage, things we can build upon.

However that window of opportunity is closing fast, and the major disruptions of the last few years may have cracked open this window in certain ways and helped to hasten its closing in others.

To help reorient the Christian response to and the Christian language around these opportunities, Barna is hosting a strategic, invite-only gathering in Dallas on November 30-December 2, 2022.

“The opportunity for the Church to meet tens of millions of spiritually curious people right where they are right now has never been so great – or more urgent. Together, we can reimagine the future of ministry together, based on the ancient truths and an understanding of the present perceptions of Jesus and the future direction of the Church.”

David Kinnaman

CEO, Barna Group

What Can I Expect as a Participant of the Jesus Now Summit?

By joining, you can expect to:


in a strategically selected group of Christian leaders united to advance Jesus’ reputation in our world


fresh language and an insider update on significant research on the perceptions of Jesus today


more about He Gets Us and key takeaways from one of the largest media campaigns in history


and provide input on several major initiatives underway, including the He Gets Us campaign and Barna’s Explorer Initiative


your best, most passionate ideas to share and get collaborative feedback from our engaged community


your vision for ministry in the next season through time for safe conversations, inviting meals and worship together

Gathering Details

Hotel Crescent Court

400 Crescent Ct, Dallas, TX, 75201

November 30, 2022, 3 pm –
December 2, 2022, 1 pm

Accommodations and meals are compliments of Barna, He Gets Us and Gloo. All travel and transportation plans must be made individually. Invitations are not transferable. Please let us know whether or not you can attend by filling in the RSVP form below.


Who is invited to this event?

This is an exclusive, strategically-selected group of around 100 influential Christian leaders, representing the full scope of the Church today. You have been thoughtfully chosen to be a part of this momentous summit. Attendees will be among the first leaders to hear groundbreaking research findings on the modern-day landscape of the unchurched and to offer their valuable input into the He Gets Us Campaign and Barna Explorer initiative.

What sets the Jesus Now Summit apart from other events I could attend?

Research has revealed that the Church today is oftentimes missing the mark when it comes to understanding and reaching the unchurched, skeptical and spiritually curious. Attend the Jesus Now Summit, a gathering grounded in reliable research, to learn what these people really need and long for from the Church and to speak into this important movement.

Do I book my own transportation?

Yes, please plan for your own flights and ground transportation for the duration of the event. We have intentionally chosen a location that is easily accessible via ride-sharing services, taxis, etc.

Can I bring my spouse?

Yes, you can. Space for this gathering and the meal times is limited, so we’d like for those attending the gathering times and all meals to be fully participating. If you are planning to bring a spouse, please fill out the appropriate details on the RSVP form so we know their name, and if they have any dietary restrictions.

Can I send a delegate?

Unfortunately, no. This is a unique invitation for the event. If you have questions, reach out to our team directly at [email protected]

Do I need to reserve my own lodging?

No, our teams will be covering all lodging costs and making these reservations for you. All we request from you is that you complete all the requested forms for information in the RSVP form.

Will meals be provided?

Yes, we will provide all meals for you during your time with us. If you or your spouse have any dietary restrictions, please note this on the RSVP form or email our team.

What if I need to leave early / arrive late?

We understand things happen. Please keep in mind when RSVPing that space is limited and we’d like for those attending to be fully participating. If you or your spouse will be unable to stay for the entire gathering, please let us know in the RSVP form in the open response section at the bottom. If your plans change after completing the RSVP form, you can email our team at [email protected] to notify us of this change.

How do I get to the hotel?

We will be unable to provide pick up from the airport, so please arrange your own rides to and from the airport.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

We are happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions you have. Please list any / all of these in the RSVP form.

What is the attire for the event?

There is no dress code for this event. Feel free to wear whatever you’d like.