Imaginative and flexible innovation is one of the nine Core Qualities of vital churches. That is, healthy and effective churches are open and willing to try new things. Being a vital church is more than just growth in the numbers of attenders. At the heart of any church are relationships with God, between church attenders and with people in the wider community.
Based on many years of research, NCLS Research offers a broad framework which includes nine Core Qualities and three Attendance Measures. All are important, and while they all interrelate, they can all be separately understood and addressed.
Authors: Ruth Powell, Sam Sterland
Powell, R. & Sterland, S. (2010). The Role Of Innovation In Church Life And Health, NCLS Research Fact Sheet 10007. Sydney: NCLS Research.