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We turn academic research into practical resources, equipping leaders and parents to help faithful young people change our world.

Faith Beyond Youth Group

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If you're tired of youth ministry that fails to change lives,
it's time to change youth ministry.

Building on two decades of the Fuller Youth Institute's work and incorporating extensive new research and interviews, Faith Beyond Youth Group identifies the reasons youth ministry often flops both short-term and long-term, and offers five ways adult youth leaders can cultivate character for a lifetime of growing closer to Jesus rather than drifting away. It shows leaders how to cultivate trust, model growth, teach for transformation, practice together, and make meaning so that teenagers can become adults who hold fast to Jesus and boldly live out a robust faith in a watching world.
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Growing Young:
Churches engaging young people

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Of the nation’s leading congregations studied in our groundbreaking research




Research-based strategies for integrating young people to create a thriving church



Churchgoers impacted through GY research and cohorts each year
Churches are both shrinking and ageing as more young people disengage. Based on groundbreaking research with over 250 of the nation’s leading congregations, Growing Young provides a strategy any church can use to involve and retain young people. Growing Young shows ministry leaders how to position their churches to reach younger generations in a way that breathes life into the whole church.


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3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager

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Based on new landmark research from the Fuller Youth Institute and in-depth interviews with data from 2,200 diverse teenagers, Kara Powell and Brad M. Griffin offer pastors, youth leaders, mentors, and parents practical and proven conversations and connections that help teenagers answer their three biggest questions and reach their full potential.
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Growing With:
Family discipleship made practical

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Diverse families shared their stories, bringing our Growing With parenting definition to life  



Teens and twentysomethings require new parenting approaches. We've gathered dozens of ideas for each unique stage.




Essential strategies to help you nurture family faith and relationships


Parents worry that as kids grow up, their family will grow apart. Filled with brand-new research and real-life stories from remarkable families, Growing With gives parents courage to take the next faithful step on a mutual journey of intentional growth that trusts God to transform them all. Growing With will show you how to help kids keep their roots, even as they spread their wings.


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Multicultural Youth Ministry

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Values to help you grow in partnership and diversity.



Resources in 4 languages.
So that every pastor, parent and leader can connect with their young people. No matter the language.



to see diversity as a gift
We are committed to asking hard questions and leaning into tensions, for our response to the layers of diversity in our world is a litmus test to our convictions of hospitality.

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Navigating Our Digital World

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Practical tips, ideas, and discussion questions  



Answers to families’ most pressing tech-related dilemmas  



Goal: have great relationships with our kids.  
Parents often want to talk more with their kids about digital media, but aren’t always sure how. Every Parent's Guide to Navigating our Digital World helps familiesand ministriesthink and talk differently about digital media, as you learn from inspiring and creative parents who navigate these ever-changing waters day after day.


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Sticky Faith:
Building lifelong faith

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Students and over 50 families studied across multiple projects  



Sticky Faith books and video resources created  



Leaders and parents now equipped to help the teenagers around them  
Roughly 50% of students walk away from the church after they leave high school. FYI research confirms that it’s never too early or too late to start developing faith that continues to grow and lasts. Sticky Faith gives parents and leaders both a theological framework and a host of practical relationship and programming ideas that develop long-term faith in teenagers.


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