Benefits of the National Church Life Survey

  • Every church benefits from taking time to reflect and review
  • The National Church Life Survey is a resource that has effectively helped churches of every type and denomination do this over 20 years.
  • Each church receives a customised resource pack of results from their participation in the survey, helping them use their strengths to build for the future. Regional and denominational leaders use overall information about their churches to inform their pastoral and strategic leadership.
  • Each denomination and region’s perspective forms part of the overall profile of the Australian church. This is the largest collection of data on church life in the world including 20+ denominations, thousands of local churches, hundreds of thousands of attenders.
  • Trends and patterns are discerned not only about church life and Australian Christian practices, but also new initiatives and innovations; describing what is happening all over the country in worship, mission, advocacy, welfare, education and social activities.
  • This not only informs church leaders and denominational leadership teams, but the wider community in Australia. Results help tell the story of church life that goes beyond myths and stereotypes.
  • The wider church around the world and international researchers also learn from the experiences of Australian churches. Acting locally can help our learning globally.