children's ministry surveys
Scripture Union conducts a national survey on the state of children’s ministry every two years.
This research is essential in providing us with points of reference against which our activities can be compared, measured and assessed.
63% of churches cancelled or suspended sunday school during the COVID-19 pandemic
Children’s ministry research is essential because it provides points of reference against which our activities can be compared, measured and assessed. Without it, we’re practically and strategically limited in the development of contextualized ministry initiatives and resources.
Children’s Ministry in Canada 2019 – A snapshot of what’s happening with children in Canadian churches, with a special focus on disciple making.
Canadian Children’s Ministry Report 2021 – A measure of the impact of COVID-19 on children’s ministry in Canada, with insights into how children’s ministry could thrive beyond COVID-19.
With responses from 175 churches across Canada (10 provinces and 1 territory), the Canadian Children’s Ministry Report 2021 gives a glimpse of how children’s ministry across Canada weathered COVID-19.
While the numbers are sad (71% of churches experienced a decline in children’s ministry attendance), the report exposes ministry wins and explores new opportunities to connect children with Jesus and his Story.
With responses from 135 churches from 15 denominations in 6 provinces and 1 territory, the Children’s Ministry in Canada 2019 Report provides a snapshot of what’s happening with children in Canadian churches.
While church attendance is strong among churched children, the report reveals that children are not involved in the wider life and ministry of the church, and most churches don’t have a written strategy for children’s ministry.
Children's Ministry Resources
Affordable (and free!)
As a result of these survey’s, we’ve developed many free resources such as the Strategy for Evangelizing and Discipling Children, Team Talk and more. All of these can be found in our bookstore.
A Note From Our President
Working with children, we require information and insights into their changing world. Research equips the Canadian church with the knowledge it needs to plan ministry initiatives and develop resources that connect children and their families with Jesus and His Story.
dr. Lawson Murray
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