National Church Life Survey 2016

Baptist Association churches are invited (and encouraged) to take part in the sixth nationwide survey of churchgoers – the 2016 National Church Life Survey (NCLS)The survey will take place across Australia in October and November of 2016, the same year as the National Census.

The NCLS aims to be a life-giving resource for churches, to nurture vitality, revitalisation and inform decision-making, as you seek to be part of God’s mission both locally and globally.

As part of the NCLS, Baptist Churches will also be asked a special set of questions around Evangelism, Mission & Faith Sharing.   These questions are aimed at giving both our association and your church a clear indication of our evangelistic temperature and how we might lift our evangelistic edge and faith sharing amongst our churches and as a movement.

We would also like to encourage churches to include children aged 8-14 in the NCLS for 2016.  Please ensure that your church orders enough of the Children Surveys so that those aged 8-14 can participate and have their voices heard.

We believe that having an opportunity to listen to all the voices in a congregation (including children) will help church leaders discover the strengths, hopes, discernments and personal commitment of their attenders.

It is our hope that all churches participate in this year’s National Church Life Survey