Understand The Big Pic

The Catholic Church has participated in the National Church Life Survey since 1996 and our current partnership in 2021 is with 24 Catholic Dioceses around Australia.

This page contains additional resources for Catholic Diocesan co-ordinators and parishes.

These resources are presentations from the NCLS Catholic Church Seminar held on August 5, 2021.  Diocesan representatives were briefed on some of the learnings about the Catholic Church from 1996 to 2016, NCLS research insights about healthy churches and on practical elements of the 2021 Survey.





Reasons churches do the NCLS

This video is a Zoom recording of a workshop where Sam Sterland from NCLS Research shared three key reasons for churches to take part in the 2021 National Church Life Survey. 



Catholic Church: NCLS 1996 to 2016

Local Catholic parish vitality over 20 years is reviewed based on National Church Life Surveys from 1996 to 2016. This presentation was made by Dr Ruth Powell at a workshop for Catholic diocesan representatives.



Research on healthy churches

This video explores how church health is defined and factors associated  with healthy churches.

This particular recording was made in 2020 as part of a workshop for the Uniting Church.