Introducing the 2021 NCLS, its goals, purpose and why churches participate

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The National Church Life Survey has been equipping churches through changing times since 1991 and we're pleased to continue this year. 

The Survey is running from November 2021 until the end of March 2022. The survey period has been extended due to COVID-19. Churches can still sign up and order their surveys.

As churches respond to social changes, it is more important than ever to have an informed approach to modern day ministry. For over 30 years, the National Church Life Survey has tracked the LIFE of the Australian Church, the lives and hopes of people who attend churches all around the country. 

Trusted by thousands of churches in over 20 denominations to nurture church health and vitality, build effective leadership and strengthen connections with local communities. View endorsements.

Announcing the 2021 NCLS

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30 years of the NCLS continues in 2021

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Strengths of the NCLS

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Benefits of participation

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Vision and Mission

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A vision of thriving churches and a mission of credible research

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Key dates for the 2021 NCLS

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Who is NCLS Research?

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NCLS Research is a joint venture involving millions of participants over 30 years in different countries

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Endorsements from church leaders

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Research goals, plan and design

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FAQs About the 2021 NCLS

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How, when, where, why- frequent questions about the NCLS

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FAQs Survey Questions

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Frequent questions about the NCLS survey question design

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Outcomes from the 2021 NCLS

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Results and outcomes from the 2021 NCLS

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Sample outputs from the National Church Life Survey research

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