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In this current season of racialized violence and historical social movements, here are tools to help you have important conversations with young people in your community.
At the Fuller Youth Institute, we see diversity as a gift.
When we talk about all the layers of diversity with which we have been gifted, our temptation is to lean into paralyzing cynicism or simplistic answers. We choose neither. This work cannot be done by one person, one organization, or one church. Discover tools to help your congregation grow in partnership and diversity.
Who Do You Say I Am?
High School Curriculum Exploring Identity, Ethnicity, Race, Community, and Faith
Teach teenagers to find their stories in God’s story
“Who am I?” is a complex question that sparks a complex answer. Young people today are navigating many layers of ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious identities, and they need the support of their faith community to truly understand all of who they are in Christ.
Based on the groundbreaking research that brought you 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager, this high school ministry curriculum provides you with all you need to have conversations like you’ve never had before with your students, helping them discover their unique, God-given identities in Christ.
This 6-session curriculum explores:
Session 1: Our Identities
Session 2: Our Origin Stories
Session 3: Our Cultures
Session 4: Our Rejection and Resillience
Session 5: Our Neighborhoods
Session 6: Our Response
Finally, research about the Latina church, for the Latina church, by Latinas and Latinos.
Fuller Centro Latino, The Brown Church Institute, and Fuller Youth Institute posed a central research question: What are the unique contextual needs of Hispanic/Latino youth ministers? Read 5 key findings about Latina/o youth ministry needs and practical recommendations to apply within Latina church youth ministry contexts.
Talking about Race with Teenagers: A Youth Leader’s Guide
Our easy-to-use guide is the perfect handbook for any leader who needs a starting point to talk about race, culture, immigration, and power with today’s young people. Throughout the guide you’ll widen your vocabulary, gain insight through stories from diverse perspectives, and follow practical next steps so that you can confidently engage teenagers in faithful and caring discussions about race.
Ready to get talking with young people about race, culture, immigration, and power? This guide will give you a next step.
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Written by practitioners exploring dynamics of culture, leadership, ministry and the role of young people.
Intergenerational Conversation Toolkits
If you’ve read Growing Young, you know how important it is to engage young people in your church. But how? Even when we bring our best intentions to these conversations, the dialogue somehow flops.
These comprehensive guides are the perfect handbook for any adult looking for a starting point in conversations with today’s young people. Each includes an overview of the reality young people in diverse communities face, fundamental principles of conversation, plus 30+ questions and ideas for next steps.
Ready to talk to ANY young person? Our Conversation Toolkits will get you started.