Yale Youth Ministry Institute

at Yale Divinity School

Our Mission

Our Mission 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.

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What We Do

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.

Ministering to Youth During COVID-19

Celebrating Milestones Online
Celebrating Milestones OnlineIdeas for acknowledging and celebrating milestones with youth online.
Church Safety Best Practices During COVID-19Best practices for ministering to youth online during the pandemic and beyond.
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Creating a Virtual Mission Trip, Service or Camp ExperienceResources for creating a virtual mission trip, service or camp experience.
Gathering Your Youth
Gathering Your YouthDigital platforms, programming ideas, curricula and more for use in safely gathering your youth virtually and in person.
Mental Health
Mental HealthArticles, essays, curriculum, videos and other resources for providing mental health support during the Pandemic.
Pastoral Care
Pastoral CareHelp in caring for youth and their families during a time of Pandemic.
Scripture of Reassurance
Scripture of ReassuranceScripture that reminds us that God is with us and all is well.
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Spiritual PracticesResources and ideas for spiritual practices to help support spiritual health.
Theological Reflections
Theological ReflectionsArticles for theological reflections.
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Training for Youth Workers and VolunteersResources for training youth workers and volunteers, and for gathering your team for bible study.
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What’s Next?Videos, articles and ideas about re-engagement and what comes next.

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