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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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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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Change the way the world
sees young people.

We believe in young people.
We believe in the church. 

Let’s make the church the best place for young people to grow.

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To all our young people

An open love letter

Teenagers and young adults, we believe God is especially fond of you. 
In a world that doesn’t always know what to do with you, God is crazy about you. 
While others may roll their eyes at your choices, God sees you. And gets you. 
Forgive us adults for expecting you to act like an adult when you aren’t one yet. 
In a world that denies you the chance to be who you are, we claim you as ours. 
As you’re wrestling with the pressure to achieve and perform as individuals, we call you part of us. 
When you’ve blown it and think no one cares, we are trying to pay attention to you. 
Forgive us for at times being too busy to extend our welcome mat to you. 
We care for every single one of you. 
The 23-year-old child of immigrants wrestling with sometimes clashing cultural identities. 
The 18-year-old senior both eager and scared to move away from home. 
The 14-year-old being offered drugs for the first time. 
The 12-year-old still figuring out their combination lock for their new P.E. locker. 
And everyone in between. 
Every race and ethnicity. 
And every socioeconomic status. 
Suburban, urban, and rural. 
Those who are currently part of a church. 
As well as those who are far, far away. 
Forgive us for seeming to play favorites instead of equally valuing Every. Single. One. 
We believe our world needs you. 
Your passion. Your empathy. Your drive to improve and create. 
Forgive us for being preoccupied by our devices and ignoring you. 
Forgive us for sometimes turning our backs toward you. 
And asking too much from you. 
Deep down we want to offer our best to you. 
We couldn’t imagine our lives without you.