Stay abreast of the latest finding with regard to young people, their families, and the field of Catholic youth ministry. NFCYM provides research findings and summaries from major national studies and focused research commissioned by NFCYM itself.
Based on the results of the National Study of Youth and Religion--the same invaluable data as its predecessor. Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers--Kenda Creasy Dean's compelling new book, Almost Christian, investigates why American teenagers are at once so positive about Christianity and at the same time so apathetic about genuine religious practice.
Purchase this 28-page, full-color booklet is a valuable resource for diocesan offices. Evaluating surveys conducted in 2000, 2005, and 2010, this report provides a longitudinal study of diocesan youth ministry directors.
Download this 28-page, full-color booklet is a valuable resource for diocesan offices. Evaluating surveys conducted in 2000, 2005, and 2010, this report provides a longitudinal study of diocesan youth ministry directors.
This research by Charlotte McCorquodale, Ph.D., provides a snapshot of parish youth ministry personnel on topics ranging from education and salaries to ministerial responsibilities and beliefs.
This research document by Charlotte McCorquodale, Ph.D., provides a snapshot of today’s professional lay ecclesial youth minister.
The National Study of Youth and Religion (2004) is a nationally representative telephone survey of 3,370 U.S. English- and Spanish-speaking teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 and their parents. This report provides an analysis of the Catholic population within the NSYR study, consisting of 816 cases, including both teenagers and their parents.
Soul Searching (by Christian Smith with Melinda Lundquist Denton) tells the definitive story of the religious and spiritual lives of contemporary American teenagers, reporting the findings of the largest and most detailed study ever undertaken of this phenomenon, a study based on a nationwide telephone survey of teens and their parents; as well as in-depth interviews with more than 250 of the survey respondents.
This booklet will help you gain a greater understanding of how the field of Catholic youth ministry has evolved and changed, including a look at the demographic information, education, formation, and average salary of youth ministry leaders.