This paper uses data from the 2016 National Church Life Survey to profile senior leaders in local churches in Australia, on a range of demographic measures.
Church leadership varies from church to church and denomination to denomination. The 2016 National Church Life Survey (2016 NCLS) provides a basis to learn more about people in leadership in local churches in Australia.
This paper provides a snapshot of the characteristics of local senior leaders, their practices in ministry and how they feel they are going, together with selected comparisons with results from the 2011 NCLS. The paper covers:
Ruth Powell, Sam Sterland and Miriam Pepper.
Data is from the 2016 National Church Life Survey Leader Survey by NCLS Research.
Powell, R., Pepper, M. & Sterland, S. (2018). Senior Leaders in Local Churches: A Demographic Profile and Leadership Snapshot. NCLS Research Occasional Paper 35. Sydney: NCLS Research.
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