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Diocesan Child, Youth, and Family Research Project

PHASE ONE: CYF Ministry Research Survey Sent

At Synod in 2017 the Bishops announced that 2018 would see a greater emphasis on ministry to children, youth and families.  Therefore Bishop Philip has commissioned a survey and report into the state of CYF ministry across the Diocese. This research project will help us to determine how we can best support the future of this essential ministry. 

The project is lead by Kate Amos and supported by Melanie Black. Both bring considerable experience of CYF ministry to their respective roles and look forward to connecting with every parish. The survey will be conducted in three parts.

PHASE ONE | Feb 5 to Feb 16: the collection of quantitative data. Every Parish has been invited to complete an online survey that captures the easy measurables, e.g.  do you have a Youth Group?  Are your young people involved in Sunday worship?  How many do you minister to? etc.  This data will be collected and collated and then used to shape phase two.

PHASE TWO | Feb 19 to Mar 2: the phone interviews. We believe that it is important to speak directly to those engaged in CYF ministry.  Although there will be set questions, the phone interview will enable the researchers to dig into the stories behind the numbers. 

PHASE THREE | March to April: the report. The Research Director will compile a report that includes the aggregate quantitative data from phase one and assesses it in the light of the qualitative data received in phase two. That report will then be used by the Diocese to develop a strategy.  

Please pray for this project, for Kate and Melanie, and for all those involved in CYF ministry.

Be hopeful and be encouraged. 

Nga mihi,  Kate, Melanie and Stephen.

Story Published: 5th of February - 2018

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