Churches with a Vision for the Future

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Having a vision for the future is an important barometer of church health, related to numerical growth and newcomer levels as well as many of the Core Qualities. However, it can be hard to help attenders capture and own a vision. This paper reviews a process for fostering a vision for ministry and mission. It also presents results based on more than 215 000 church attenders who took part in the 2011 National Church Life Survey.


Authors: Nicole Hancock, Ruth Powell, Sam Sterland


Powell, R., Hancock, N., and Sterland, S. (2013). Churches with a vision for the future, NCLS Research Occasional Paper 16. Sydney: NCLS Research.