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FREE VIRTUAL EVENT
Thursday 5 November 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm AEDT

City Infield, an initiative of social research agency McCrindle, is launching new research exploring the future of the Church in Australia. The research seeks to understand the soul of Australia in 2020, pinpoint where spiritual growth is occurring and reveal key trends that will shape the church of the future. We’ve conducted 30 in-depth interviews with a diverse range of leaders of local churches, national denominations, and prominent Christian ministries from around Australia. The research also includes a national survey of churchgoing Christians to explore their experiences through COVID-19 and the shift to online services and livestreams. This rich set of insights has been distilled into a report that is hoped will spark important conversations for Christian leaders seeking to reach, serve and support Australians now and into the future.

This one-hour virtual event will feature two presentations from the McCrindle team and a panel discussion with three key Australian church leaders who participated in the study.
When
Thursday November 5, 2020, starting at 11:00 AM AEDT
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Presenters
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Mark McCrindle
Demographer, Futurist and Research Principal at McCrindle
The future of Australia amidst COVID-19 and the challenges and opportunity of the church in today’s society
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Shannon Wherrett
Team Leader of Research at McCrindle
Leadership insights from the research and key recommendations for ministry leaders
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Mark Sayers
Senior Leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia
He is passionate about spiritual renewal and the future of the church. Mark is the author of a number of books including Strange Days and Reappearing Church. Mark lives in Melbourne with his wife, Trudi, his daughter, Grace, and twin boys, Hudson and Billy.
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Melinda Dwight
National Director of Alpha Australia
Under Melinda's leadership Alpha Australia has been working towards the goal of serving all 13,000 churches in Australia and seeing 1,000,000 Alpha stories, as Australians are given the opportunity to explore Life, Faith & God.Her passion is helping to grow the local church and seeing it thrive, along with encouraging Christians to share their faith and raise up disciples.Melinda is married to John and they have one child, Nicaela.
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Steve Chong
Founder and Director of the RICE Movement
Steve is an internationally sought-after evangelist and a generational mobilizer whose visionary giftings founded what has now become the largest movement of next generation Asian-Australian Jesus followers in the country called RICE (Renewal and Inter-Church Evangelism). It is having significant impact in the global south and is spreading rapidly worldwide in all major cities where Asians congregate, in Australia, New Zealand and now Sao Paulo (Brazil) as well as connecting into places like Vancouver, North America with more cities in the pipeline and, of course, with Asia in sight.
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