Unitarian Universalist Congregational Conversations on Youth Ministry Results a.k.a. the Youth Ministry Buzz! What exactly is a “buzz”? a low, vibrating, humming sound, as of bees, machinery, or people talking a rumor or report
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the Youth Ministry Buzz!
a low, vibrating, humming sound, as of bees, machinery, or people talking
a rumor or report
This presentation summarizes the results of congregations who had conversations about youth ministry AND returned their report forms.
Other congregations did not return their forms…
…and that is okay!
The best part about UU Conversations on Youth Ministry is the conversation itself.
Please see the districtfact sheetfor results and quotes from congregations who returned report forms in your district.
74 congregations completed report forms and sent them to the Unitarian Universalist Association.
17 districts were represented and 1 region of Canada.
Intergenerational Community Relations
Mission, Vision and Priorities
Curriculum, Resources and
Transitional Age Youth
Leadership Development and
Opportunities for Practice
Serving the Spiritual Needs of Youth
how youth and adults interact in the congregation
Sixteen percent (16%) of the congregations noted that congregation members were welcoming and supportive of youth.
Work to change youth and adult attitudes about each other by:
lack of systems through which youth could be integrated and involved in the community.
makechanges to the structures of congregational life in order to improve youth ministry.
Could there be a relationship?
Youth MinistryTransforming congregations
valuing youth ministry
how congregations present youth programming
volunteers, staff, money,
space and time
Congregations with youth advisors: 61
Congregations with a paid youth advisor: 24
Range of hours a youth advisor worked:
1.5 - 40 hours per week
What is the perspective of youth advisors?
Stay tuned! TheYOUTH ADVISOR SURVEYresults will let their voices be heard!
how youth join a congregation
Some worship services do not engage youth.
Encourage youth attendance at worship services.