Ministering During the Pandemic Ministry on the Other Side of the Pandemic Resources The Pandemic forced us to change the way we do ministry. What does that ministry look like now that we're moving past the Pandemic? Check out all of our resources on this topic. Read more YDS, Yale Youth Ministry Institute People in Worship Service Youth Worship, Bible Study and Formation Resources Making your plans for a new year of youth ministry? Explore our resources to help you plan Youth Worship, Bible Study and Formation. Read more YDS, Yale Youth Ministry Institute Binoculars Vision, Training and Safety Resources Need a new vision after all of the changes this past year on how we work with youth? Gather your team and study Vision, Training and Safety for your youth group. Read more YDS, Yale Youth Ministry Institute


The mission of the Yale Youth Ministry Institute is to promote adolescent faith and flourishing in a diverse and changing world by conducting scholarship, equipping leaders, and resourcing youth ministries in and beyond Christian churches.

What We Do

Reading the Bible

We Conduct Scholarship

Our scholarship includes conducting, funding and publishing original research into the theory and practice of youth ministry, and convening meetings of scholars and practitioners in the fields of theology, Bible study, religious education, psychology, social work, and sociology.

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We Resource Youth Ministries

Our resources include curricular materials, program modules, communication templates, “best practices” exemplars and guides for developing youth ministry mission statements, schedules, and programs, sample sermons, and consultative services.

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We Equip Leaders

Our training programs include free monthly lectures, summer symposia, web courses, Bible study for leaders, interdisciplinary resources, and a curated online library of over 700 video lectures and interviews, all featuring renowned scholars from Yale and other leading institutions.

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July News from OASIS

YOUTH SUNDAY with Multiple Churches One of the silver-linings of the shift to virtual worship during the pandemic has been the way it gave many of us an excuse to experiment with ambitious outside-the-box worship ideas we never would have thought to attempt before. For your consideration today: Multi-Church Youth Sunday. Before the pandemic, we dipped…


The Flourishing Life Project

The Yale Youth Ministry Institute is delighted to introduce the YMI Flourishing Life Project. Inspired by a deep concern for the “twin calamities” befalling our churches and our youth, over 100 leading practical theologians and youth workers from around the world have labored together for over seven years to conduct foundational research, publish academic monographs and articles, host a six-year, monthly lecture series and five national summer symposia at Yale Divinity School, and develop three sets of curricular modules and supporting resources.

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Discussion Forums are a great way to join a community of individuals and groups who are involved in scholarship and study of the bible. Join today as a study leader and form a group or as an individual to expand your knowledge of your biblical studies.

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