Last week I launched a series of articles on measuring church health. We began by looking at average childrenâ€™s ministry attendance. This week, weâ€™ll focus on students.
For the churches weâ€™ve worked with through the years, the average number of students is 10 percent of the overall church attendance. In other words, for every 9 adults and kids in attendance, thereâ€™s typically one student between sixth and twelfth grade.
Again, the factors driving student engagement are similar to those I noted with childrenâ€™s ministry. Though the capacity of your youth pastor may certainly impact the health of your student ministry, there are a number of other factors to consider. Those include the demographics of your region, the churchâ€™s overall commitment and vision for student ministry and the programming in your worship services. read more