What is the one thing you could focus on in your church right now that would bring about the greatest fruit?

God makes it growNCD started and continues as the largest biblical and empirical research project into the principles of healthy church growth in the world. It is about the non-negotiables of church development when all else is stripped away.

Drawing upon the research and implementation learnings from over 65,000 churches in 72 countries, NCD is able to lighten and simplify your ministry workload by showing you exactly where your time, treasure and talent would be best spent right now.

Rather than conforming your church to a particular model, NCD's principle-based approach brings out the unique identity and purpose of your church so it can be all that God intends it to be.

From amongst the nearly 1500 Australian churches who've engaged in the survey process, one of the strongest and most unusual affirmations of NCD is seen in the number of churches who return to the process after some years, often acknowledging they didn't take their results seriously enough the first time. The most common reason for returning appears to be that NCD is still saying the same things it did years ago... one of the few stable, reliable and consistent parts of church life.

Find out more about the NCD Church Survey or the leadership, ministry, spirituality, community and relationships tools of NCD by visiting the toolshed.

For more detail about the NCD Church Survey process, click here.

For a series of 5 minute videos describing NCD, click here.

Guiding churches to healthy growth for nearly 20 years

NCD... we're just getting started