Relational Hubs are open-access community youth projects, with an after-school ‘drop-in’ at the centre. The Youthscape Centre for Research was commissioned to learn more about the work of three of these hubs, and the impact they have.
In 2019, the Youthscape Centre for Research was commissioned by the Diocese of St Albans to carry out research to establish the scale and scope of youth work in the Diocese and to identify the challenges and opportunities facing churches.
In 2020 We Are Tearfund and Youthscape surveyed 630 Christians aged 14-19 from across the UK. The ‘Burning Down the House’ report gives us brand new insights into how teenagers see the climate, the Church and their faith. These were ‘active Christians’ – 92% said they took part in a church service at least once a week and 84% said their faith was important or very important to them.
Survey and case study data highlight the way that Christian practice can help young people encounter God and develop faith of their own.
This research report explores the role and potential of theological reflection in youth ministry. Dr Phoebe Hill dives into the findings and considers their implications.
Research amongst UK Christian young people and youth leaders into the methods and perceived effectiveness of peer-to-peer evangelism and outreach amongst teenagers.
In April 2019 Youthscape were awarded funding from the Co-op Foundation to run a research project with young people, exploring the links between youth loneliness and youth social action. Here’s what we found.