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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.

When church is family: 4 ways to fuel warmth with young people

When church is family: 4 ways to fuel warmth with young people

Young people are looking for churches that do not just declare that they are “like family,” but those who put family into action. Our first temptation will be to make warmth a program. It cannot be. This is good news, because it means you can begin to foster warmth in your congregation today—no board meetings required. 

Free Webinar: Helping young people cultivate compassion in a culture of consumption

Free Webinar: Helping young people cultivate compassion in a culture of consumption

Join Kara Powell and Jimmy Mellado of Compassion International for a FREE webinar on how we as leaders can help young people cultivate a heart for the world—in a culture that often works against it.

Growing Young

Your voice matters to young people, no matter your age. Here’s why.

Your voice matters to young people, no matter your age. Here’s why.

Rather than sidelining other generations as our congregations grow young, let’s help each generation leverage their voice to pour into the lives of young people. Because young people need the voices of older adults and mentors, just as we need the voices of young people.

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.

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.