Dear Regional Coordinator,
I am writing to thank you for your patience with regard to the distribution of the full Church Life Profiles for the National Church Life Survey.
Summary Profiles released: Most churches completed their surveys between February and mid-2022. We were pleased to be able to send out Summary Profiles to most churches in April, with late churches receiving their reports at intervals since then.
Full Church Life Profile and Pack coming: The full Church Life Profile includes detailed results, comparisons to previous surveys and to other benchmarks. Owing to the need to upgrade and maximise our privacy protections and security, we have moved to a new delivery system. Due to the impacts of COVID and the complexity of delivering over 2000 different reports, we are not yet ready to release these results. Our IT team is working tirelessly to complete the project.
We aim to deliver online results with supportive resources via email in the coming weeks. Hard copy Church Life Packs will then be posted to local churches as the next stage. Could you please share this information with your local churches?
Data Access Protocols: If you have not yet returned your completed protocols, please do so and we will prepare the necessary accounts for denominational leaders to view local church results as appropriate. Please contact us if you have any queries about this.
Again, thank you for your patience, and we will be back in touch soon with further news.
Dr Ruth Powell
Director | NCLS Research
Associate Professor, Charles Sturt University
Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture
Book Review Editor, Journal of the Scientific Study of Religion