The current proposal aims to provide a comprehensive evaluation framework capable of assessing the impact of the workable model for training and employing youth workers. The main research question is:
• Is the new Youth Ministry training programme producing better outcomes than the previous systems?
In doing so the evaluation will address the project’s effectiveness in relation to the following research sub-questions:
1. Does the new figure of Youth Missioner increase the attendance of children and young people involved in church/school/community groups?
2. Does the new figure of Youth Missioner respond better to the needs of the target population (children and young people involved in church/school/community groups)?
3. Does the new Youth Ministry training programme (consisting of apprenticeship, followed by a degree or diploma and full employment) satisfy the needs and expectations of the Youth Missioner?