NCLS Research explores Australian spirituality, church health, effective and resilient leadership, and the connections between church and community. The most well known five-yearly project is called the National Church Life Survey, which has had millions of participants.
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More than 30 years of research on Australian churches and community give strong foundations for insights.
NCLS Research has decades of experience in small project surveys and national surveys, using paper and online tools. To conduct survey research, involves addressing the research aim., method, analysis approach and reporting.
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.
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.