Here's an awesome research tool for writing and thinking about Christian youth ministry in the Australian context. It is a website called Australian Youth Facts and Stats put together by the Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies. Whenever a significant academic study into some aspect of youth in Australia is released the people to the following very helpful things:
- Explain who did the study and why
- Give you a summary of the main findings
- Link to more detailed stuff about the study, and link to the study itself if it is available online.
- Link to newspaper articles that have referenced the study
They also categorise all the material for easy access. Of particular interest is the Religion & spirituality section.