How to sign up for the 2021 NCLS

Churches sign up by ordering surveys

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Thousands of local churches from more than 20 denominations are expected to participate in the survey from November 2021 until February 2022.

Local churches may order their own surveys at any time (paper and online).  Some denominations and regions have Regional Co-ordinators to help churches get involved.  

The 2021 NCLS is fully adaptable to different levels of COVID restrictions.

The Registration deadline has been extended, due to COVID-19. Sign your church up. Don't miss out!


There are two ways for churches to order 2021 NCLS survey forms:


Work with your Regional Coordinator

Many denominational groups* have identified an NCLS Regional Coordinator.  They will communicate with local churches to provide oversight of survey orders and payment arrangements. Many regions are providing partial or full subsidies of cost. 

If you do not want to place your own local church's order, you may choose to contact your Regional Coordinator to confirm your local church's interest.

If you are unsure if your church has a Regional Coordinator please contact NCLS Research.

* e.g. denomination, state, synod, diocese

Order your own church's surveys online

Any local church can order surveys at any time. 

If there is a regional approach, Regional Co-ordinators will be able to view orders made by their local churches.  

The local church will not be invoiced or required to pay at the time you place this order.

Any extra financial arrangements such as subsidies or cost covering will be applied before invoices are generated. 

Want to find out more about the 2021 NCLS before signing up? 

Equipping local churches to strengthen their health and vitality

Find out how the NCLS is good for local churches and reasons why your church should be involved. 

See, evaluate and act now, for the sake of your church tomorrow.


Already signed up? Need to run the survey in your church?

Prepare your church and administer the survey

Resources are available now to help you prepare your church for a positive survey process.

Participating churches will receive their Survey kits containing survey forms and clear instructions, to enable their church to complete the survey from November.


Concerned about how to order surveys and complete them during COVID restrictions?

The 2021 NCLS is adaptable to different levels of COVID restrictions. It can be completed via paper surveys, online or both. Every survey can be completed online if restrictions are in place.