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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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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.

Five ways to rethink Senior Sunday at your church

Five ways to rethink Senior Sunday at your church

You’re probably already doing something for seniors. Here are some ways to be even more thoughtful, more intentional, and as a result, make this moment more fruitful this year. 

4 healing steps for leaders of color serving in white spaces

4 healing steps for leaders of color serving in white spaces

How might we, as leaders of color, develop practices that allow us to thrive and invite others in? These 4 healing steps pave the way to sustainability in ministry and work. 

Growing Young

From Faith To Faithing

From Faith To Faithing

We do young people a disservice when we witness them questioning, struggling, reacting, even pitching the way they believe, and assume that they’ve lost their faith (noun). In actuality, like Peter, they are walking away from more simplistic vessels of faithing, seeking to construct bigger, more faithful faithing through which to hold what they know and what they experience. In faithing, we’re constantly discarding and acquiring perspective that informs our meaning making.

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.