What Australians really think about Jesus and the church today

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Webinar: What Australians really think about Jesus and the Church today...

and how this impacts you, your community and the Church's mission.

Did Jesus Exist? What do Australians think about Jesus and the Church today? View our free webinar to hear the latest research insights into Australian spirituality plus reflection about the impact on communities of faith. 

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Videos of the Presentation

View the full webinar "What Australians really think about Jesus and the Church today... and how this impacts you, your community and the Church's mission." Features presentations by Dr Ruth Powell and reflections by Karl Faase.

What do Australians really think about Jesus?

A short 4 minute excerpt of Dr Ruth Powell's presentation.

Australians' religious service attendance.

A short 7 minute excerpt of Dr Ruth Powell's presentation.

Views of religion and religious organisations.

A short 4 minute excerpt of Dr Ruth Powell's presentation.

About the Webinar

This webinar includes research findings on the perspectives of Australians on Jesus and the Christian Church. Find out which groups of Australians are most open and engaged, the difference that age and gender can make,  and how that impacts you, your community and the Church's mission.

Speakers are Dr Ruth Powell, Director of NCLS Research and guest speaker Karl Faase. Dr Ruth Powell shares latest results from the Australian Community Survey while Karl Faase provides his reflections on the implications of these findings for ministry and mission.

Insights are based on the latest Australian Community Survey results run by NCLS Research.

The webinar was held on Thursday 9th June 2022, at 11am or 7pm (AEST).  It was recorded and is now available for viewing (see video above).

 

More information:

In this webinar you’ll discover:

  • which groups of Australians are most open and engaged
  • the difference that factors like age and gender can make
  • what this means for the mission of your congregation and the broader Australian church.

 

Insights are based on the latest Australian Community Survey (ACS) results run by NCLS Research. The Australian Community Survey compares the attitudes of church attenders and the wider community on a range of social issues, tracks spirituality and religiousness, and evaluates how the Australian community views churches in society.

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Speakers :

Dr Ruth Powell, Director, NCLS Research www.ncls.org.au

Dr Ruth Powell is Director of NCLS Research, a research centre that focuses on church vitality and community spirituality and wellbeing. Ruth has worked with NCLS Research since 1991 and became Director in 2007. She also holds a position as Associate Professor and Research Fellow, Public and Contextual Theology Research Centre, Charles Sturt University.

Karl Faase, CEO, Olive Tree Media www.olivetreemedia.com.au

Karl Faase is a well-known Australian Christian communicator. He is the CEO of Christian media company Olive Tree Media, host of new Australian documentary series Faith Runs Deep as well as Jesus the Game Changer TV/DVD series. Karl is the presenter of the Daily Nudge radio spots. Karl is also the Board chair for Samaritans Purse and BGEA Australia.

Slides from the Presentation

Data Sources:

2021 Australian Community Survey by NCLS Research

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2018 Australian Community Survey results