Australian Religious Stats

The latest religious statistics have been released in a publication called “Australia’s Religious Communities – Facts and Figures.” Based on the 2011 census figures, it was produced by the Christian Research Association and written by Philip Hughes, Margaret Fraser and Stephen Reid.  It shows that between 2001 and 2011, 1.8 million migrants, 750,000 of whom where Christian, came to Australia. Around 161,000 migrants during this period where Hindus, 147,000 Muslim. The number of Reformed and Presbyterian fell from 650,000 to 599,000 during the period. The number in the United Church fell 155,000 to around 1m people. Of those that counted themselves Baptist, 63% were involved in church life monthly or more often. 20% of those that counted themselves Reformed or Presbyterian were involved in church life at least monthly. 

To download a copy of the e-book click here.  It was

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POSTED 19 Jan 2013
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Church Poster

Outreach media has developed a poster for Churches for July which has on it the words: Is this the only time to Pray? Bible verse: Psalm 91:15

“When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honour him”

The poster shows a Socceroo player on the football field and ponders how we pray for a win in sport but do ‘you ever stop and think who you’re praying to?” To see poster and read more: http://www.outreachmedia.org.au/posterArchive/july2010.php

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POSTED 10 Jul 2010
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Church Survey

The National Church Life Survey has released a number of new papers. Innovation in churches: Australian attender attitudes in new initiatives, the role of innovation in church and health, innovation needed: Challenges to religious vitality. To see these papers and other research papers on church trends and attitudes in Australia visit: http://www.ncls.org.au/default.aspx?sitemapid=6407

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POSTED 24 Apr 2010

Effective Boards

Christian Management Australia has developed a set of governance principles and standards that is designed to be used by Christian church or school organisations. The 24 page booklet contains 16 principals and 111 standards. It is available free for Christian boards.

For info and to order the booklet: http://www.governance.org.au/

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POSTED 24 Apr 2010

Church Representatives

Open Doors is seeking church representatives to bring the message of the persecuted church to their own church. For details: contact Norman on 02 9451 2999, or at normanm@od.org

More: http://www.opendoors.org.au/page/150/become-a-church-representative

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POSTED 11 Jan 2010
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