As a is diocesan youth ministry coordinator with the diocese of Northampton, in England. Avril Baigent was the author of the much acclaimed Y Church Report.
We can not stop looking towards research and discovery about the young people we serve. It is a sign of the professionalism of our field when we are able to move beyond a “gut instinct” sensibility as to why we do what we do and base it on research on what is needed and what works.
Gove a listen to Avril.