Young Adult Ministry Now
Online Training

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Date: May 23, 2023 
Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm Pacific Time

Young Adult Ministry Now Training

Get fresh insight on young adult ministry from our leading experts.

Building on over a dozen years of research and working intensively with over 40 congregations, 80 ministry leaders, and 80 young adults, Young Adult Ministry Now unites fresh wisdom on ministry innovation with FYI’s landmark Growing Young insights to give you a ministry guide you can count on. 

You need young adult ministry now because young adults need you—now. 

Together, we’ll demystify the young adult season of life
During the training, you’ll:
  • Learn how to lead compassionate, creative, and courageous young adult ministry—from national speaker Steve Argue and church consultant Andy Jung.
  • Gain personalized insight from experienced young adult ministry coaches in three group coaching breakout sessions.
  • Connect with leaders like you who are pouring into the spiritual lives of the next generation.

Young Adult Ministry Now Online Training Details:

Date: May 23, 2023
Time: 8:30am Pacific Time – 1:00pm Pacific Time
$69/person ($59/person for 3+)

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Registration closes May 21, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific Time

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Young Adult Ministry Now Training Topics:

Session 1: The real paths of young adults and coaching group discussion

Identify your ministry’s greatest pain point in reaching young adults

Session 2: Ensuring compassionate young adult ministry and coaching group discussion

Develop a listening plan to deepen your ministry’s relationships with young adults

Session 3: Fostering creative young adult ministry, young adult panel, and coaching group discussion

Make space for young adults’ faith and doubt in your ministry

Session 4: Leading courageous young adult ministry

Empower young adults to lead

    Your training guides:

    Steven Argue, PhD (Michigan State University) is the Applied Research Strategist for the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and Associate Professor of Youth, Family, and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. Steve researches, speaks, and writes on adolescent and emerging adult spirituality. He has served as a pastor on the Lead Team at Mars Hill Bible Church (Grand Rapids, MI), coaches and trains church leaders and volunteers, and has been invested in youth ministry conversation for over 20 years. Steve is the coauthor and contributor of a number of books, including Growing With, 18 Plus: Parenting Your Emerging Adult, and Joy: A Guide for Youth Ministry.

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    Steve Argue

    Applied Research Strategist

    Andy Jung is the Senior Director of Church Engagement and Business Administration at the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), where he oversees the church engagement strategy. He leads cohorts and other training initiatives, develops relationships and networks with church and denominational leaders and ensures effective systems and processes to execute all these efforts effectively and efficiently. He has served as a youth minister for 20+ years and a senior pastor for five years. In addition, Andy also served as a state executive leader for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of NC for two years. Read more about Andy.

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    Andy Jung

    Senior Director of Church Engagement and Business Administration

    Caleb Roose is a project manager at the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), where he advises and facilitates FYI church trainings and research (Youth Ministry Innovations, Ministry Innovations with Young Adults, and Living a Better Story), coaches and consults with churches around the country, and develops resources. The coauthor of Sticky Faith Innovation: How Your Compassion, Creativity and Courage Can Support Teenagers' Lasting Faith with Steven Argue, Caleb is passionate about helping young people wrestle with their faith and encouraging leaders to do the same. Read more about Caleb.

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    Caleb Roose

    Project Manager

    Rev. Charles (Chuck) Hunt, D.Min has been ministering to adolescents, young adults, and their families for more than 30 years. He was born in Virginia and grew up in Huntington Beach, CA where his love for adventure developed. He has a BS from Hampton University in Aviation as well as an M.Div and D.Min from Fuller Theological Seminary. Chuck is passionate about Christ’s call to restore our relationship with God and with each other, thus he advocates for righteousness and justice. He has a proven record of building teams in the church and fostering partnerships with organizations in the community. Read more about Chuck.

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    Chuck Hunt

    Senior Director of Training and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

    Justin Fung serves as the Pastor of Liturgy and Spiritual Formation at Christ City Church in Washington, DC, having previously been part of the planting team and, for seven years, one of the pastors of The District Church. His passion is for discipleship and spiritual formation that is evidenced by justice and peace, particularly in multicultural, multiethnic, and multiclass contexts. Justin also serves as a board member for The Centre on Religion and Global Affairs (US), The Church Lab, and the V3 Church Planting Network, and is a speaker for the Growing Young project. He lives with his wife, Carolyn, and their goldendoodle Asher Russell Rodgers, in the Trinidad neighborhood of DC.

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    Justin Fung


    Keegan currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Gig Harbor Church of the Nazarene in Gig Harbor, WA. Prior to this role, his journey in life has led him through arenas of youth ministry in Southern California, an MDiv in Spiritual Formation from Northwest Nazarene University, a position as Pastor of Intergenerational Discipleship, and the joy of coaching churches in partnership with the Fuller Youth Institute and Sticky Faith. His greatest joys are being a husband to Jayme and father to Joncee and Kaizlee. When not in vocational ministry, you can find him with a book or wandering a local golf course.

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    Keegan Lenker

    Lead Pastor

    Rachel Dodd is a spiritual director, writer, and Managing Editor at the Fuller Youth Institute. She has a BA in Church Music and Youth Ministry from Point Loma Nazarene University, an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary, and is currently finishing a DMin in Spiritual Formation and Direction. Having served students and families in the UK and US for over 20 years, Rachel loves writing to share stories and equip those following their own calling in ministry. She and her husband, Carl, now live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and have two daughters. Connect with Rachel at Read more about Rachel.

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    Rachel Dodd

    Spiritual Director & Managing Editor

    Roslyn Hernández is DEI Manager and Content Producer at the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI). She produces The FYI on Youth Ministry podcast, manages resource production, and provides support for research projects. Roslyn lived in México City as a child and grew up in the Central Valley of California. She holds a BA with majors in Film & Media Studies and Spanish, and a minor in Art History from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB); and an MDiv with an emphasis on Youth, Family and Culture from Fuller Theological Seminary. Roslyn is also a Spiritual Director and writer. She is passionate about decolonizing, public theology, pop culture, culinary traditions, nature, and tea.

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    Roslyn Hernández, MDiv

    Spiritual Director, FYI Diveristy, Equity, and Inclusion Manager and Content Producer

    Steve is a community builder, pastor, justice advocate and mobilizer. He brings two decades of pastoral experience towards creating new, innovative networks of small, missional spiritual communities. Steve loves time with his family and is obsessed with all things soccer (God's greatest gift).

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    Steve Joh

    Community Builder, Pastor, Justice Advocate

    Zach Ellis is the Church Training Manager at the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI). Zach holds an MDiv from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is ordained in the Church of the Nazarene and is an active volunteer in his church’s youth group. Before joining FYI, he was a youth pastor in Eastern Oregon. In his free time, you’ll likely find him hiking with his wife and two kids or watching Sporting Kansas City score goals. Read more about Zach.

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    Zach Ellis, PhD

    Church Training Manager

    What are people saying about the training?

    “As a young adult who is leading in a young adult ministry, this training felt empowering, encouraging, and exhorting. I felt seen, heard, and known simply through the content of this sharing. For so long, I have felt misunderstood, but this training and your research helped me to know that the Church cares for us and wants to understand us.”



    Princeton Alliance Church, Plainsboro, NJ

    "I've been immersed in FYI's material ever since our Growing Young Cohort in 2018, and they've never let me down. This training session fit the mold! It took familiar principles from Growing Young and applied fresh perspective to provide us with encouragement and direction for Young Adult Ministry."



    Apple Valley Church of the Nazarene | Apple Valley, California

    “This training was full of practical and deeply faithful information, real experiences shared, and real testimony from young adults. It was a blessing to be part of the learning, sharing, and innovative thought for this new time that is upon us.”



    Congregational Church of Brookfield | Brookfield, CT

    “FYI is one of the best in helping churches think through ministry to young people. With researched-based information, they understand that ‘ministry in a box’ doesn’t work. What works is Spirit-led paradigm shifts in how we see people, how we see ourselves, and how we understand the gospel.”



    Oxford-University United Methodist Church, Oxford, MS

    “This was a helpful training as it allowed space not only to hear research but to wrestle through it with other ministry leaders. It was amazing to hear from young adults themselves and from leaders all around the world.”



    Baptist Mission Australia, South Australia

    "If you're struggling with where to turn next in young adult ministry, start here."



    Hillside Community Church | Grand Rapids, MI

    “Highly encourage anyone looking for encouragement and inspiration in their ministry with young adults to attend this training! My team of young adults came away feeling seen, heard and inspired to creatively journey with their fellow peers.”



    Yakima West Valley Church | Yakima, WA

    "With the encouragement, support, and relationships built through FYI's resources and trainings, our congregation has intentionally held space for the longings and losses of young people. Over the past 3 years, young adults previously uninterested in church have found a home here—largely due to the empathy we learned to apply to our systems through FYI."



    College Wesleyan Church | Marion, Indiana

    “The young adult ministry training was such a helpful tool to share with my ministry team. The content and space provided during this training gave us space to think differently and creatively on how to reach our young adults and dream alongside this group to grow their faith and create space for building relationships and mentorships. If you are wondering what is next for your young adult ministry, this is a great step toward discovering what God is leading you to.”



    Faith Reformed Church | Zeeland, MI

    “This training was such a great use of my time. In the span of a morning I learned new insights and was equipped with tools that I could turn around and use that afternoon in my ministry to Young Adults.”



    Friends Church Yorba Linda | Yorba Linda, CA

    “Young Adult ministry is one of the most challenging aspects of ministry today. FYI provides a realistic landscape of what it looks like to be a young adult and concrete strides on how the church can be a place of good news.”



    First United Methodist Church | Tulsa, OK

    Questions about the training?

    Will you provide a recording of the training after the event concludes?
    We've planned the structure of this event to be live and interactive, so we will not offer any recordings. Make sure to catch it live!

    Is this an event that is geared toward staff, volunteers, or young adults?
    This training is for anyone, of any age, who cares about young adults and cares about the church.

    Should I attend if I lead a parachurch organization, or is this training only for church leaders?
    While we’ll talk about “churches” and “congregations,” the content is easily translatable for parachurch contexts. Please join us!

    What else do you offer for young adult ministry?
    Check out our young adult ministry e-book, group coaching, and consulting offerings here!

    Registration closes May 21, 2023 at 11:59pm

    Caleb Roose

    Still have questions?

    Contact Caleb Roose,
    FYI's Young Adult Ministry Now project manager.

    Contact Caleb

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