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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.

Better problem solving in your church starts with these 4 questions.

Better problem solving in your church starts with these 4 questions.

"The gap in our church just feels too big. How can we help generations that are so different actually connect through meaningful shared relationships?”

My response consisted of four words—words that can revolutionize the way we lead and make decisions about young people and our church.

Processing the tragedy of school shootings

Processing the tragedy of school shootings

Over the next several days and weeks, the young people in your home and church may want—or need—to process what happened with you. We know this is not easy, so we’ve put together a few next-step resources you can utilize.

Growing Young

Our conversations about race can get better.

Our conversations about race can get better.

This MLK day, let’s not miss an opportunity to meet young people in the midst of some of their greatest questions about the church in our world. Because injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

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. 

Open their eyes to a bigger world

Open their eyes to a bigger world

We want to open young people's eyes to the daily lives of kids across cultures who in some ways are just like them, and in other ways quite different. We also hope to start younger—exposing kids in children’s ministry to a bigger world and to a deeper empathy that’s hard to achieve in most curricular approaches.