The team at Youthscape Centre for Research surveyed over 2000 churches regarding their youth and children’s work. It’s key three findings are that:
- Churches, especially smaller ones, do more children’s work than youth work.
- Churches are failing to talk about the topics young people want to discuss.
- Churches know that they are struggling with their children’s and youth work but don’t know how to fix it.
The Losing Heart report suggested a crisis of confidence that churches have in their ability to reach young people.
Yesterday we began our podcast series with researcher, Phoebe Thompson sharing a summary of the Losing Heart report. If you missed yesterday’s introduction podcast, you can listen to here.
In todays podcast we discus the report with a team of youth ministers. We discuss how the church can better prepare itself to receive youth, and the role of the volunteer in the future of youth ministry. Today’s podcast is 15 minutes long.