Resources for churches
We want to help you do youth ministry in a way that involves the whole church!
Check out these resources to help you in your work with young people. And check back from time to time, because we're always adding more.
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The Perkins School of Youth Ministry is held each January in Dallas. For over 30 years, it has been a great place to make connections and learn about best practices and trends related to young people. Highly recommended. Find out more.
BeADisciple.com offers online education, with courses covering a range of topics. We recommend the Timothy Circle series, which is focused on helping the whole congregation be involved in youth ministry. Find out more.
Fuller Youth Institute equips leaders and parents “so faithful young people can change our world.” People at Fuller did the research for the popular “Sticky Faith” series of books. The Institute is a branch of Fuller Theological Seminary in California. Find out more.
Ministry Safe helps churches and organizations “foster a safe, exciting environment.” Services include trainings and resources on precautions to prevent abuse and protect children, as well as legal consultation. Find out more.
Topics: Congregational Youth Ministry | Youth Ministry Practice | Youth Ministry Culture | Innovation and Design Thinking | Articles
Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church
by Kara Powell, Jake Mulder and Brad Griffin
Growing With: Every Parent's Guide to Helping Teenagers and Young Adults Thrive in Their Faith, Family, and Future
by Kara Powell and Steven Argue
Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church
by Kenda Creasy Dean
Cultivating Teen Faith: Insights from the Confirmation Project
by Richard R. Osmer and Katherine M. Douglass