In December 2016 a sobering report was released by Youthscape Centre for Research. It highlighted the crisis of confidence that churches are having about their ability to engage young people.
Many simply can’t seem to provide any youth work or don’t have any young people left to work with, and it’s hard to know what comes first: young people leaving the church, or a lack of youth provision. For many of these churches, the workers are few and they are losing heart and confidence.
Losing Heart Report, Page 8
Since our heartbeat at Reign Ministries is to train youth ministers and volunteers and spark movements of discipleship among young people we thought it imperative to sit down with researcher Phoebe Thompson and discuss her findings. We’ve broken our podcast into three parts which we will run over the next three days.
If you would like to read the research for yourself you can download it at: https://www.youthscape.co.uk/research/publications/losing-heart
Today’s podcast is just over eight minutes long.