Australian Community & Church Summit & NLCS Leader’s Briefing
22 Nov 2019
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Centre for Ministry, UTC
“Only occasionally in history does massive technological disruption combine with rapid social change, huge generational transitions and ongoing demographic shifts. Australia is currently in the midst of one such transformation” – Mark McCrindle, Principal of McCrindle Research
Come to the Community & Church Summit to find out more about the challenges the church faces today in connecting with Australian society, and how we can find a way forward.
This briefing event is for denominational leaders, church health consultants and missional thinkers.
The summit follows up last year’s successful Sydney event, with new insights from researchers on the future of Australian communities to help local and denominational church leaders and Christians understand and engage with their communities. Simon Smart (CPX) will reflect on the implications of the contemporary Australian context for mission.
The event has two parts:
Australian Community and Church Summit
BREAKFAST PRESENTATION (7:30-9:30am) with NCLS, McCrindle, CPX
Coffee, tea, pastries and fruit provided from 7am
The Community and Church Summit will present results on Australian communities, social trends along with a spiritual and religious profile of Australians, with insights on how to connect.
NCLS Research Leaders’ Briefing
MORNING SEMINAR (10:00am-12.30pm) with NCLS Research
The morning briefing seminar includes fresh insights on church vitality from the 2016 NCLS; highlights from flourishing churches from the “Enliven Churches Project”, and a proposal for a 2021 National Church Life Survey.