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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.

4 ways to partner with parents (even when you aren’t one)

4 ways to partner with parents (even when you aren’t one)

One finding that really struck our team in particular was the importance of partnering with parents, because they are the primary spiritual influence in their kids’ lives. That means one of the best ways I can invest in students is by coming alongside their parents.

What to say—and not to say—to your young adult

What to say—and not to say—to your young adult

As your emerging adult walks into a season of the unknown, more than ever he or she needs someone to tell them not what to do—but who they are.

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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.

Reading Scripture with immigrant youth: Let the children come to me

Reading Scripture with immigrant youth: Let the children come to me

Moving to a new country or just across town is filled with hope and fear, ups and downs, excitement and anxiety. There are both new things to learn and pain for the things that will no longer exist.

Yet we know we are not alone in this experience, for human migration is as old as Creation. Remember Adam and Eve leaving the garden? Or Abraham? Moses and the people of Israel? Even Jesus himself was a refugee! Although factors vary, we read throughout Scripture about movement and displacement due to famine, slavery, and in some cases death.

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. 

Talking about hypocrisy in the church

Talking about hypocrisy in the church

Why? It’s a question we begin asking as children, we ask more intensely as adolescents, and we still wrestle with as adults.

As I’ve spent time with teenagers (both in my family and in my church), I often hear these questions:

Why would God allow hypocrisy in the church? And, Why do people who say they follow Jesus often not act like Jesus?