INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
The Influence on Children’s Faith of Family and School
Many young people have spoken about ‘owning’ the faith for themselves. It is one thing to be raised in a faith, but it is another to own it. Most young people see it as necessary to work out for themselves what they believe (Hughes, 2007, p. 127).
What role, then, do families and schools have in the transmission of faith today?
Identifying New Models of Church in Contemporary Australia
There are several ways in which people identify what to do in relation to building a church in contemporary Australia. One of the most obvious is to look around at what is working. It is evident that, in terms of numbers, the rate of growth and present membership, Hillsong has easily been the most successful church in Australia. Indeed, I think it could be claimed that it has been the most successful in Australian history if measured in numbers and growth.