Best Practices

Brad M. Griffin | Mar 10, 2010

Its not secret that research is part of our DNA here at FYI. One of the research methods we utilize is the best practices approach, where we attempt to identify whats most effective in the field (in a particular area, like short-term missions) and identify transferrable practices that can be adapted across ministry contexts.

The folks from Luther Seminary completed a youth ministry best-practices study called Exemplary Youth Ministry in 2003 that they are beginning to roll out to youth workers, and if you like research youll be interested in the reports theyve made available as well as their blog where various posts help break down and summarize the findings. There are some pretty thoughtful insights there to stir up conversations with your team.

Brad M. Griffin

Brad M. Griffin is the Senior Director of Content for the Fuller Youth Institute, where he develops research-based training for youth workers and parents. A speaker, writer, and volunteer youth pastor, Brad is the coauthor of over a dozen books, including 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager, Faith in an Anxious World, Growing Young, several Sticky Faith books, Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World, and Can I Ask That? Brad and his family live in Southern California, where he serves as Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries at Mountainside Communion.


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