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Fuller Youth Institute

Sticky Faith

How do we build lasting faith in the teenagers we love and serve? Find practical resources for youth ministry and parenting here.

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New book on that tricky tech

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Growing Young

How can you unlock your church’s potential? Discover 6 research-based strategies for integrating young people to create a thriving church.

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Urban Ministry

How do we help today’s young people thrive in urban contexts? We are creating the most comprehensive resource for urban youth workers today.

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Research into resources.

Research into resources.

Helping the church become the best place for young people to grow.

Five ways to engage families as partners in ministry

Five ways to engage families as partners in ministry

By ignoring and sidelining families, we do teenagers a great disservice.

Helping young people process Charlottesville

Helping young people process Charlottesville

Creating a resource for your conversations around race and race-motivated violence. 

Growing Young

4 ways to go for grit over grades this year

4 ways to go for grit over grades this year

A mounting body of research shows that while we bias for natural talent and intelligence, effort counts more. Discover why grit matters more than grades.

Youth Ministry’s Pivot in the Faith and Science Conversation

Youth Ministry’s Pivot in the Faith and Science Conversation

If you’re a youth pastor or student ministry leader, one critical task you hold is planning and choosing teaching topics throughout the year. Chances are good that from time to time you wonder, “How will we address the ‘faith and science’ conversation with our students this year?” For most of us, this isn’t an easy question to answer!

Icons of Heaven

Icons of HeavenWitnessing God’s Future in Short-Term Mission

You’ve seen it in the Instagram pics of the girl in your youth group with a swarm of dark-skinned children around her. These photos can provoke a mixture of reactions within us. On the one hand, they feel so helplessly cliché, like mission trips are nothing more than a rite of passage for white kids, passing off a long “savior” tradition to a new generation.

But on the other hand, there’s something about these experiences that feels so right that we struggle to write them off entirely. There’s something about those photos that feels like God’s kingdom come. It’s like our mission trip photos are icons of heaven—of God’s future breaking into the present.