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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Arriving this fall.

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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!
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Research into resources.

Research into resources.

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

5 tips to lessen your family stress this holiday season

5 tips to lessen your family stress this holiday season

Over the years, we have found that less can be more during the holidays. As we choose better, and choose less, we actually end up enjoying the holidays more and feel more connected as a family.

Taking Jesus’ Message Seriously with Teenagers

Taking Jesus’ Message Seriously with Teenagers

The gospel isn’t good advice; it’s good news. It’s better than we think. And it’s better than our teenagers think.

Growing Young

What do young people really want in a church?

What do young people really want in a church?

What do young people say they want in a church? Discover the myths that are now debunked by research-- and the truth about engaging the next generation. 

We are taking Growing Young on the road!

We are taking Growing Young on the road!

Want to learn about Growing Young in person? Our team has already been able to share with over 4,000 leaders like you from around the country, and we'd love to connect with you at one of the following conferences the rest of this fall. Join us at an upcoming conference where one of our Growing Young speakers will share about the project!

Six Tips for Talking With Teenage Girls

Six Tips for Talking With Teenage GirlsHow to listen, learn, and lead in your conversations

Adolescent girls—like boys—get wrapped up in the work of parting from childhood and moving toward adulthood. This is good, important, even necessary work. But for parents and other caring adults, it can feel painful, especially when it comes to communicating with girls. Your once open, easy conversation partner can transform overnight into a closed door of silence.

The good news is that we don’t need to accept these transitions as relational dead ends. Girls need us more than ever in these years; they just need us in different ways and on different terms—their terms.

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.