YNET Youth Ministry Survey 2018 YNET Youth Ministry Survey 2018 Introduction Thank you for taking part in this survey. The survey is being administered on behalf of YNET, to help the YNET Leadership Team build a clearer picture of youth ministry in the PCQ, and to assist us all in understanding how to better proclaim the gospel of Jesus to young people, and grow them up in it. In hearing from each church in the PCQ, our prayer is to gain a better understand of the following questions: What is the reality of youth ministry in the PCQ? What is the potential of youth ministry in the PCQ? What are the roadblocks in our ministries? What needs to happen to get from reality to potential? How can churches support each other proclaiming the Gospel to youth? Please consider taking some time to answer the questions below. Please don’t feel like there is an ideal answer for any of them - each church in the PCQ is faces a unique context and unique challenges, and so we won’t be using your answers to evaluate one ministry against another. Your perspective is vital to help us identify areas where together we might minister more faithfully and effectively across the state. Church Contact Name Contact Position Contact Phone Contact Email Youth Ministry Overview Does your church have any high school students in attendance, either at church services or a specific youth ministry? Yes No How many attend? What is the total number of connected youth (ie. on the roll for church or youth ministry): Average youth attendance (for Term 2-3, 2018): Does your church have a youth group or a similar ministry to high school students? Yes No Is your church interested in starting a youth group? Yes No What are the barriers to your church having a youth group? How would you summarise the aim of your youth ministry in one sentence? What typically happens in your youth ministry? (ie. at your main gathering, at any other events) Is your church connected to any local high schools or community groups involving teenagers? What does that involvement look like? What have been the 3 most encouraging things that have happened in your ministry over the last 12 months? Have you seen any young people profess faith in Jesus during the last 2 years (either from churched or non-churched backgrounds)? If so, how many? What would you like this ministry look like in 3 years? Leadership How many leaders are involved in this ministry? Do you have any additional adults involved in serving youth (eg. logistical helpers, mentors outside of the youth group, etc.)? How do you go about training and supporting leaders? What are the areas in which your leaders need training, equipping or support? How does this ministry seek to connect and partner with parents? Is there anyone in your church who might be suitable candidate for vocational ministry to youth in the future? Ministry Strategy Do you have any particular strategies in place to connect with non-Christian youth and help them engage with the gospel? Do you have any particular strategies in place to help young people develop as disciples of Jesus, from conversion though growth, service and leadership? Do you have any particular strategies in place to help young people transition between primary school, high school, and young adult ministries, or to connect with your wider church family? What are the top 3 challenges in sharing Jesus with young people in your wider community? Overall Reflection What do you feel is working well in your ministry? What is not working as well as you would like? What needs to happen for this ministry to become what you’d like it to be? In what ways would you like to grow or being further equipped in your leadership of this ministry? Partnership With Other Churches What do you understand YNET to be? Have you had any connections with other churches around you in the area of youth ministry? What have these connections looked like? Are you interested in support from a YNET Consultant or from other PCQ churches in any aspects of youth ministry (i.e. resources or training)?" How do you feel about partnering with other churches in youth ministry? What do you think the pros and cons might be? Submit If you are human, leave this field blank.