What is the Set Free Global Summit?
Pornography is pervasive in our culture—in TV shows and movies, on your neighbor’s magazine cover on the airplane, and especially on the Internet. Even Christian men and women can get caught up in this addictive behavior, and yet most church leaders don’t have a clue about how to broach the subject at all, let alone break free.
On April 4-7, 2016, Josh McDowell Ministries and Covenant Eyes hosted the Set Free Summit, a global summit to equip church leaders with the facts and emotional realities of porn’s impact on families, the church, and culture at large. This event, held in Greensboro, NC, featured the presentation of a new study by the Barna Group, as well as three full days of information presented by Christian leaders from across the country.
Fast Facts About the Event
- April 4-7, 2016
- 867 attendees
- Featured all-new research about pornography across various denominations from the Barna Group
- 26 speakers gave 21 presentations
About The Porn Phenomenon (A new study by The Barna Group)
The Barna Group, in partnership with Josh McDowell Ministry, has created a landmark study on the pervasive nature of Internet pornography and its impact on the church. Titled The Porn Phenomenon: The Explosive Growth of Pornography and How It’s Impacting Your Church, Life, and Ministry, this new research endeavor is the largest of its kind to date and yields accurate, in-depth data that exposes and addresses the issues facing churches and families today.
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Bowling Green Daily News — Survey: Pornography Reaching Into the Church
Christian Examiner — Teens & Youth Pastors Struggle With Porn, New Study Shows
Killeen Daily Herald — Groundbreaking Study Highlights Porn Phenomenon in America
The Regional News — Groundbreaking Study Highlights Porn Phenomenon in America
Religion News Service — Pornography: A Christian Crisis or Overblown Issue?
The Christian Post — Many Adult Christians Think Pastors Who View Porn Should Resign or Be Fired
Baptist Press — Study: Monthly Porn Exposure the Norm for Teens
The Blaze — Groundbreaking Pornography Study Yields Shocking Results: ‘Our Future is At Risk’
The Blaze — Pastors Who Look at Porn: Should They Be Fired or Forced to Resign? Shocking Survey Results Spark Major Questions.
Request an Interview
Do you have a radio show, blog, or podcast? Maybe you are conducting research for an article or live TV news segment. Josh McDowell (Josh McDowell Ministry), Ron DeHaas (Covenant Eyes), and a team of experts are ready to participate in interviews about the Set Free Summit, The Porn Phenomenon (a Barna research study), or the issue of pornography in general. Simply fill out the form below to request your interview.
Please note: As a condition of conducting an interview, you are agreeing to send Josh McDowell Ministry a copy of the completed interview for its records.