The recent Australian census has revealed what most of could already feel—Christian identity, believe and behaviour are all in significant decline in Australia.
In 1901 over 95% of Australians identified as Christian. Today that number is at about 52%. We will almost certainly live to see the moment when Christianity becomes a minority faith in Australia. The fastest growing category are the ‘nones’—people who, when asked for their religious identity, reply ‘none’.
The day works in three sections: (1) Now explores the situation we face with the best data and analysis we can find. (2) Where explores the various options Christians proposed for where to go next. And (3) How is a shot at mapping out what a faithful evangelical ministry could look like in our context.