As part of the Enliven Churches Study, we interviewed a selection of churches across Australia and across denominational groupings. These churches had been identified as strong and healthy according to the 2016 NCLS vitality measures. We investigated their journey, to dig deeper into their story.
We chose these churches to act as case studies, across different Australian contexts, some urban, some inner city and some regional. We also included a selection across faith traditions. Some are contemporary and modern in style, some are traditional and liturgical in nature and some are using innovation to host more creative gatherings. What they all have in common is a health and vitality fostered by the leadership and the churchgoers.
We hope the experience and wisdom from these church leaders will serve to encourage your church and community in your own unique context.
The case studies are shared below.