National Youth Ministry Survey Results


What I Wish My Youth Leader Knew About Youth Ministry

“Where would you most like for you and your youth group to participate in a service/mission project?” 1

Teenager's Response Youth Leader's Response

Somewhere outside your state, but in the U.S.

48% 20%

Somewhere outside the U.S.

30% 50%

Right in your community

13% 20%

Somewhere within your state

9% 5%

Percent of teenagers who desire a service/mission project to take place within their own community or state 2

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Percent of teenagers who desire a service/mission project to take place outside the U.S., by grade 3

7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
Percentage 47% 35% 35% 28% 28% 26%

“How often do you think you and your youth group should participate in a service/mission project?” 4

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Deciding factors for involvement in a youth group service or mission project 5

Teenager's Response

Youth Leader's Response

The Cost

21% 5%

The type of work we’ll do

21% 35%

Which of my friends are going

21% 40%

The Bible’s encouragement to serve

16% 0%

Whether or not fun activities are included

10% 5%

The location

4% 10%

Safety issues

4% 0%

The accommodations

2% 0%


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