2021 Australian Church Digital Ministry report

2020, the year the church changed

“If you are one of thousands of Australian churches that has moved to connecting and engaging online for the first time, well done!  Look how far you’ve come and breathe a collective sigh of relief!

But is digital ministry the new normal or a temporary and necessary ‘season’?  Will we return to solely face-to-face ministry or will online gatherings persist?

Aside from the obvious technological upgrades, the disruption has also necessitated the Australian church to grapple with how it engages in our communities and society in the 21st century.” 

2020, the year the church changed


“If you are one of thousands of Australian churches that has moved to connecting and engaging online for the first time, well done!  Look how far you’ve come and breathe a collective sigh of relief!

But is digital ministry the new normal or a temporary and necessary ‘season’?  Will we return to solely face-to-face ministry or will online gatherings persist?

Aside from the obvious technological upgrades, the disruption has also necessitated the Australian church to grapple with how it engages in our communities and society in the 21st century.” 

We are pleased to share with you the 2021 Australian Church Digital Ministry report.

This report covers:

  1. Digital ministry experience & trends
  2. Digital ministry technology
  3. Digital ministry through covid-19
  4. The future of digital ministry and online church

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the report and shared their joy, learnings and experiences of digital ministry in 2020.

We trust you will find this report beneficial as you continue to serve your churches online and offline in the coming year.