Date of Submission
Hussey, I. (2010). The engagement of newcomers in church attendance (Doctoral thesis, Australian Catholic University). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a960ce2c6848
Christian church attendance in Australia is static or declining. Contrary to this trend Some churches have been identified as attracting increased numbers of attenders. Within this group of new attenders there is a category of attendees joining churches for the first time, or rejoining after a substantial absence of years. These can be called “Newcomers.” The research problem focuses on exploring this atypical population. Hence, the purpose of this research is to explore the engagement of Newcomers in church attendance. The focus of the research is local churches which have high percentages of Newcomers.
School of Education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Faculty of Education