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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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Available Now!

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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.


Want to bring Growing Young to your church?

When you host a speaker, we take our Growing Young ideas on the road and bring you the best of our research, experience, and insight into engaging today's young people. You will hear from experts on our team who have worked with churches like yours to cultivate a congregational culture that harnesses the vitality of teenagers and young adults.

Get to know our speakers below and submit a request today!


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Growing Young Speakers

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Kara Powell

Executive Director, Fuller Youth Institute

Brad Griffin

Director, Fuller Youth Institute

Jake Mulder

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Fuller Youth Institute

Steve Argue

Applied Research Strategist,
Fuller Youth Institute



Matthew Deprez

Church Engagement Specialist,
Fuller Youth Institute  

Marcos Canales

La Fuente Ministries

Virginia Ward

Director of Leadership and Ministry Initiatives
for Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Jeff Mattesich

Associate Pastor of Children and Students,
Lake Avenue Church

Justin B. Fung

Pastor of Liturgy & Spiritual Formation at
Christ City Church in Washington, DC

Tim Galleher

Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries,
Saratoga Federated Church

Keegan Lenker

Pastor of Gig Harbor
Church of the Nazarene

Irene Cho

Program Manager,
Fuller Youth Institute

Jim Candy

Pastor of Ascent Community
Church + Veteran Youth Pastor

Jennifer A. Guerra Aldana, MDiv

Coordinator of Multicultural Initiatives,
Fuller Youth Institute