Date of Submission

2010

Abstract

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/Institute

School of Education

Document Type

Thesis

Access Rights

Open Access

Extent

334 pages

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Faculty

Faculty of Education

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Christianity Commons

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