Insights

Evidence-based insights about individuals and communities

Churches

Local Christian churches serve their communities in spiritual and practical ways. Around 11,400 local Christian churches form a national network across Australia.

Churches
Church life and health

What makes a healthy church? We encourage churches to help churchgoers to strengthen their relationships with God, with each other and with the wider community.

Church life and health
Churchgoers

Around 2 million Australians attend church worship services at least once a month.  Who are they?  How diverse are their views and values?  How do they engage in local church life?  The rich source of data from Church Life Surveys provides insights into this group of Australians.

Churchgoers
Leadership

Who are church leaders? How have they been trained and equipped and how do they invest in developing others? Research findings shed light on the culture of leadership in Australian churches and there are insights on effective and sustainable leadership practices.

Leadership
Community

We chart the connections between churches and the wider community, as well as aim to encourage the wider community to reflect upon its spiritual journey and the churches' place within it.

Community
Spirituality

Spirituality in its broadest sense is the evidence of, or attempt to explain, human transcendence.

Spirituality

Browse Findings

Care of earth as part of mission of the Church: attenders' views

Attenders' views on whether caring for the earth is part of the mission of the Church

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Care of earth as part of mission of the Church: leaders' views

Church leaders' views on whether caring for the earth is part of the mission of the Church

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Changing diet to reduce environmental impact

Attenders who changed their diet to reduce environmental impact

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Environmental activities or projects

6% of churches worked on an environmental activity or project in the local community in the last two years.

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Environmental audit in churches

7% of churches took an environmental audit in the previous 2 years

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Environmental measures and churches

Environmental measures taken as part of church buildings and sites

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