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Thank you for signing up for YMLX. We are looking forward to taking a deep dive into the youth ministry conversation with you, and sharing all the insights our research has to offer.
Here at FYI, we believe in young people, and we believe in the church.
We exist to help the church become the best place for young people to grow—and that means transforming cutting-edge research into practical resources for leaders and parents to help unlock young people's potential and unleash them to change the world.
As a special YMLX insider, we’ve created an exclusive collection of free downloads curated just for you. Below you’ll find downloads from our best-selling books, guides, and encouragement for the importance of the work you do with young people.
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Cheering you on,
Kara Powell, Brad Griffin, and the FYI Team
From our bookshelf to yours
6 Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church
What do young people love about their churches? Discover our latest research on congregations that are thriving with young people, and what today’s leading churches are doing right.
Youth Worker Edition
Half of today’s youth group graduates walk away from the church. But we as youth workers can help our students build transformative faith that grows with them in adulthood. Discover practical ideas for Sticky Faith in your youth ministry.
Parenting Your Teenager in a Digital Media World
Drawing from the best research on media and youth, as well as conversations with parents and teenagers, Right Click offers new breakthroughs for your most pressing tech-related dilemmas.
Starting conversations that make a difference
Growing Young Conversation Toolkit
How to talk to ANY young person
You might have volunteers who love the idea of getting to know teenagers and young adults in your church, but aren’t sure where to start. This free conversation toolkit is for them—and anyone who wants to talk to young people, not just about them.
Can I Ask That 2
“Is it wrong to doubt God?”
This session of our Can I Ask That series focuses on the tough question of whether it is wrong to doubt God, and how we might trust God even in the midst of doubt. You may use these downloads as part of a small group discussion, or simply keep it as a resource for having generative, helpful conversations about faith with students.
Growing Young Prayer Guide
Pray with us for your church.
Join the Fuller Youth Institute and authors of Growing Young for a prayer journey. A prayer reflection will be delivered to your email everyday for a week. Let’s seek God together!
Let’s change the way the world sees young people.
Explore our movements
How do we build lasting faith in the teenagers we love and serve? Find practical resources for youth ministry and parenting here.
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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