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The Center for Youth Ministry Studies is currently working on the following research projects, and invites your participation.

Urban Youth Workers Survey

Principle Investigator: Daniel White Hodge

Greetings Fellow Youth Workers!

I pray your summer plans, trips, and events are going off without too many hitches! I also pray that you get some rest in the midst of the summer madness!

I wanted to ask for your opinion and input. Here at North Park’s Center for Youth Ministry Studies, we hope to implement some great changes in the near future, but do not want to “move out” into a new era unless we have current information and data from you, the youth worker.

That said, I’d love to ask 30 minutes of your time to take a survey asking you, the youth worker, what your thoughts are on education, urban ministry, and North Park’s Center for Youth Ministry Studies’ plans to create new programs. The survey is mainly a “fill in the blank” type so that we can hear from you without imposing standardized answers. Please be as honest as possible and please feel free to email me, Daniel White Hodge, with any questions you might have.

Thank you in advance for your time, input, and the work you do with students! The information you provide us will be valuable as we move forward and begin to create, develop, and build a center you can access and use.

Daniel White Hodge, PhD
Principle Investigator of Urban Youth Workers Survey
Director of Center for Youth Ministry Studies | Assistant Professor of Youth Ministry

Click here to take survey.

Evangelical Covenant Church Youth Survey Report

Principle Investigator: Daniel White Hodge

The purpose of this research was to examine the spiritual identity among Evangelical Covenant youth (ECY) in relation to belief, belonging, and behavior. The survey followed the methodological design from the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) 2008 national survey.

The premise of this research was to investigate what ECY believe and identify with in regards to religion, deity, and spirituality so that Evangelical Covenant youth pastors will be better informed, equipped, and prepared for youth ministry.

Read the report.

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