NCLS Research is a world leader in research focused on connecting churches and their communities. Decades of rigorous and thoughtful research has examined wellbeing, spirituality and church health. Our vision is for thriving churches with deepening understanding of their role and mission within a changing society.
Latest Research Findings
As Christmas approaches, many Christians might want to share this time with their loved ones. Some may feel unsure about how an invitation to church would be received by their family or friends. So, how many Australians, if asked, would attend a church service at Christmas time? The answer according to our research is just under half (45%) would say yes, with another 20% unsure.
More than 600 church pastors and leaders were present when NCLS Research’s Dr Ruth Powell shared “the good news and the bad news” for the Aussie church revealed by new NCLS Research. The news is not good for churches whose response to major social change is to double down on what hasn't been working for decades. Currently, 7 in 10 local churches are declining, and there are signs that churches are turning inward.
Latest News and Features
Church attenders' perceptions about Australian schooling
This webinar presents the latest findings and reflections on the views of Christian church attenders on Australian schooling. It explores how schooling matters to churchgoers, what influences choice of schools, the impact of school on their own lives, and their views of spirituality in learning and education. Available for viewing now.
A survey to understand the spiritual beliefs, attitudes and practices of your students and the impact of your school
Understand the spiritual beliefs, attitudes and practices of your students and the impact of your school activities on their faith. Developed by NCLS Research, this survey is based on more than 30 years of experience in world-class research into faith, church life and spirituality.
Anytime, any church can order a Church Life Survey!
You can discover valuable insights about your church through a Church Life Survey anytime. It is simple to run, and in only 20 minutes, enables your church to assess your church health, discover and build on your strengths, and determine priorities and future directions.