South West Youth Ministries (SWYM) has been serving local churches across the region, helping resource and equip youth and children’s ministry over the last 23 years. Having a reasonable understanding of the challenges and opportunities in reaching and discipling this generation, SWYM are all too aware that their ministry is just scratching the surface.

SWYM are therefore keen to get a snap-shot of the provision both within and outreach to children and young people across the region with the aim to get a picture of where there is excellent coverage and impact being made that could be replicated but also areas where there is a barren wasteland of ministry to this generation.

Our hope is that as a part of this research we might be able to channel new work into areas of most need and least coverage in the future as well as to ascertain if the resources and training we provide for local churches to equip and resource them is in fact what they really want.

In conclusion our hope is to get a clear snap-shot of ministry to this generation in this region to inform and help us to draw some conclusions that might shape our and others energy and investment in the years to come.

We are really excited to be a part of this research project and want to encourage every church in the SW to get involved so we might get the fullest picture of exactly what ‘The Church’ is doing in terms of children and young people so together across denominational divides we can work together to reach a generation in every corner of the region.

If you and your church would be interested in taking part, please sign up to receive more information here:

More information can also be found on the SWYM website here: