Evidence-based insights about individuals and communities


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

Church 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.


Around 2 million Australians attend church worship services at least once a month. Church Life Survey results provide insights into this group of Australians.


Who are church leaders? Research findings provide insights on the culture of leadership in Australian churches and on effective and sustainable leadership practices.


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.


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