Youth Ministry Field Survey

About the Survey

NFCYM regularly surveys Catholic youth ministry leaders and volunteers across the United States to gather insights on the current state of ministry and to assess the needs of the field. This feedback will be crucial in helping us advocate for and support youth ministry leaders. 

 

2021 Survey Results Coming Soon! 

2020 Survey Results

The 2020 survey, conducted via SurveyMonkey, was open between August 21 – September 10, 2020 and had 1,202 complete responses. View a copy of the survey >  

Demographics of Respondents

Gender
Ethnicity
Employment Level
Years in Ministry
Education

Pandemic Impact

46% of respondents indicated they have taken on new roles since the pandemic started in March, 2020. We also asked about the impact on local parish.  

New Roles
Impact on Local Parish

Youth Ministry Concerns and Needs

When asked about the primary issues that youth ministry leaders are faced with and what topics they would like to learn more about, they expressed the following.

Primary Concerns

0%
Lack of Youth Participation
0%
Ministry During the Pandemic
0%
Lack of Parent Participation
0%
Recruiting Volunteers
0%
Polarization Within the Church
0%
Anxiety Over the Future
0%
Social Distancing Guidelines
0%
Ministry Formation

Formation Needs

0%
Youth Development & Culture
0%
Parents & Families
0%
Prayer & Spirituality
0%
Social Justice & Service
0%
Leadership Development
0%
Ministry Models & Methods
0%
Evangelization & Catechesis
0%
Pastoral Care

Questions?

If you have any questions about the survey or results, please contact us at info@nfcym.org.