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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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Kara Powell, Brad Griffin, and the FYI Team

From our bookshelf to yours

Growing Young

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.

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Sticky Faith

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.

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Right Click

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.

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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.

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Download Student Guide

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!

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Let’s change the way the world sees young people.

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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 Youth Ministry

Receive world-class training right in your city. Our Certificate and Credential programs offer essential training vital to effective urban youth ministry.


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