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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 Ministries

Receive world-class training right in your city. Our Certificate and Credential programs offer essential training vital to effective urban youth ministry.

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Our new cohort is starting!
Apply by Feb 17!

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Research into resources.

Research into resources.

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

Leveraging Milestones: Making Spiritual Conversations Normal At Home

Leveraging Milestones: Making Spiritual Conversations Normal At Home

Milestones create a natural environment for our church to come together as a village to raise our children.

What matters most to our family as the school year wraps up

What matters most to our family as the school year wraps up

What is most important to us as parents in the midst of our kids’ year-end activities, academic pressure, and listlessness?

Growing Young

Making discipleship a priority for your church

Making discipleship a priority for your church

But in the midst of the busyness, we might lose sight of our most basic task as leaders: discipleship. Helping people love and follow Jesus in their everyday lives.

Three reasons you shouldn’t call your teenager a tech addict

Three reasons you shouldn’t call your teenager a tech addict… And five things you can do instead

You don’t need us to tell you that mobile devices are pervasive in our culture, specifically among teenagers. Roughly 3 out of 4 teenagers own a smartphone today in the US, granting unprecedented access to and constant contact with their peers and indeed the entire world.

Last week Common Sense Media released a comprehensive research brief on technology addiction among kids and teenagers. Addiction has been a buzzword swirling around young people and digital media for a while.

We’re as concerned as anyone about this at FYI. 

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.