This Fact Sheet examines Australian churches' reporting in the 2016 National Church Life Survey (NCLS) on the numbers of people who have gone on short, medium, and long term overseas mission trips. Christian mission organisations in Australia have a long history of sending workers overseas on long term mission, whether evangelism and assisting churches in ministry training, works of practical service and empowerment, or endeavours comprised of both proclamation and social service/justice.
Authors: Sam Sterland, Nicole Hancock
Sterland, S. & Hancock, N. (2017) Australian Church Attenders on Overseas Mission Trips 2015-2016, NCLS Research Fact Sheet 17010. Sydney: NCLS Research.