SWYM research project

The team at South West Youth Ministries have recently been given funding to conduct research into youth and children’s work in the South West, and we are really excited about this. We would be so grateful if you would consider completing the survey for your church to help us in this research.   Below in blue is more information about this exciting project.

South West Youth Ministries (SWYM) has been serving local churches across the region, helping resource and equip youth and children’s ministry over the last 23 years. Having a reasonable understanding of the challenges and opportunities in reaching and discipling this generation SWYM are all too aware that their ministry is just scratching the surface. SWYM are therefore keen to get a snap-shot of the provision both within and outreach to children and young people across the region with the aim to get a picture of where there is excellent coverage and impact being made that could be replicated but also areas where there is a barren wasteland of ministry to this generation. Our hope is that as a part of this research we might be able to channel new work into areas of most need and least coverage in the future as well as to ascertain if the resources and training we provide for local churches to equip and resource them is in fact what they really want. In conclusion our hope is to get a clear snap-shot of ministry to this generation in this region to inform and help us to draw some conclusions that might shape our and others energy and investment in the years to come. We are really excited to be a part of this research project and want to encourage every church in the SW to get involved so we might get the fullest picture of exactly what ‘The Church’ is doing in terms of children and young people so together across denominational divides we can work together to reach a generation in every corner of the region.

The survey has now been launched and you can access this by clicking on the link below.  It is worth noting that even if you do not work with children/young people currently we would love to for you to sign up so we can get the best data.

Here is a link to the survey – https://forms.office.com/r/bHDz1kTb4S