Friday, May 27, 2011
landslide victory for fresh expressions in Australian churches
Recent results indicate a stunning mandate for change in the Australian church climate.
Some 66% of church attenders agreed that the traditional established models of church life must change to better connect with the wider Australian community (only 11% disagree).
For an even larger majority, this was personal. 82% claimed that they would support the development of new initiatives in ministry and mission in their church (3% disagreed).
This is a stunning mandate for change. It should encourage every church minister, and every church leader, to consider how they provide responsive leadership, seeing to establish a fresh expression or new initiative in their church in the next years.
Update: Some interesting pushback over at Hamo’s blog.
(Data from the Innovation data from the 2006 National Church Life Survey.)