I Hear You: Creating Listening Spaces with Youth I Hear You: Creating Listening Spaces Events Save the date: December 1. Join us as Long-time youth ministry worker Mark Yaconelli explores creative ways to help young people feel heard and healed into the Presence of God. Read more YDS, Yale Youth Ministry Institute Belonging Belonging with Dr. Margaret Clark Events Did you miss Belonging with Dr. Margaret Clark? You can now watch the video. Read more YDS, Yale Youth Ministry Institute Thanksgiving Resources Resources As we approach Thanksgiving, YMI offers curriculum, readings, videos and more to help you focus on gratitude with your youth. Read more YDS, Yale Youth Ministry Institute Bible Gospel of Luke Bible Study Resources Looking for a Bible Study to engage your youth? Why not explore the Gospel of Luke together. 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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November Newsletter

Chapter, Verse, and Season. A New Podcast from Yale Bible Study We are pleased to announce the launch of “Chapter, Verse, and Season: A Lectionary Podcast from Yale Bible Study” on November 22, 2021. We are excited to open yet another avenue for communities, clergy, and laypeople to access the wide variety of expertise and…


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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