The "All Melbourne Matters" project is unique and nothing like this has ever been done in Melbourne. It is valuable in that it provides information and inspiration for Greater Melbourne, each of the 31 Local Government Areas, as well as the whole Body of Christ.

The project is the first ever research of the Whole Body of Christ in Melbourne, including non-NCLS (National Church Life Survey) churches, independent and ethnic churches, as well as emerging and house churches. It reveals the unique level of support for communities provided by local churches, and shows the nationalities and locations of ethnic churches in relation to ethnic populations. It also includes a major Directory of Christian ministries, organisations and networks and give this picture for Greater Melbourne AND for each of the 31 local government areas. 


"This research report is a significant undertaking that will greatly benefit the wider church in Melbourne, as well as each local church, to be aware of the challenge ahead of us as we seek to reach out to our great city with God’s love. I enthusiastically commend those who have put in so many hours of work and effort to bring us this strategic information."
Mark Conner

"I believe that this research will be a vital resource for the church in Melbourne to minister effectively in the years to come.”  Church history reveals that when the church is able to identify critical issues in culture and society and responds to these issues while remaining faithful to the gospel, great things happen."
Wynand de Kock, Principal, Tabor College

“As a Pastor who longs to see the day when God's people become so passionate about the Gospel, and Church leaders become so aware of the needs of their community, and congregations become the greatest force for good in their city, that whole communities are transformed by the love and power of God, I see this research project as the most important contribution made by any organisation in almost 50 years. The results of this research will give us an unparalleled opportunity to consider an informed and united response to the needs of our great city."
Graeme Cann, Assoc. Pastor, Berwick Church of Christ, Leader of Casey Pastors Network, Founder Christian Counsellors Assoc.

"Now is the time for the Body of Christ to reach out and make its greatest impace for the kingdom of God. Through united prayer we will seek His direction and anointing in order to understand our present position through the All Melbourne Matters research findings in roder to make a pathway for the next generation."
John Graham, State Co-ordinator, ALPHA Victoria & Tasmania



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