Connecting and Integrating Children's and Youth Ministry Across the Church Connecting and Integrating Children’s and Youth Ministry Across the Church Events

Looking to more fully integrate children and youth in the life of your church? Join the Rev. Caroline Ainsworth Hughes at our next YMI Lunch & Lecture, online Feb. 2 at 12 pm Eastern.
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Creating Listening Spaces in Youth Ministry I Hear You: Creating Listening Spaces with Youth Events Did you miss I Hear You: Creating Listening Spaces with Youth with Mark Yaconelli? You can now watch the video and clips.   Read more YDS, Yale Youth Ministry Institute Leading Transformative Service Days and Mission Trips Mission or Service Trip Resource Resources Are you thinking about a mission or service trip this year? Check out our Teambuilding, Mission Trips and Service resources to train your team, get ideas, tools, and tips for planning. Read more YDS, Yale Youth Ministry Institute Lunch & Lecture Series 2021-2022 Upcoming 2022 Events Events We are offering a Lunch & Learn every month on topics varying from race, empowerment, and connecting youth. Don’t miss out! Our experienced speakers bring great resources and insights to each event. Read more YDS, Yale Youth Ministry Institute

The Youth Ministry Mission

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

Youth Ministry Scholarship

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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Resources for Youth Leaders

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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January Newsletter

Chapter, Verse, and Season Our podcast, “Chapter, Verse, and Season: A Lectionary Podcast from Yale Bible Study” gives listeners the opportunity to overhear the kinds of conversations that take place in the halls of Yale Divinity School. It is a new avenue for communities, clergy, and laypeople to access the Yale Divinity School faculty’s wide-ranging…


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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