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.

Upcoming Events

2019-2020 Youth Ministry Institute Lunch & Lecture Series

Join us for a series of luncheons and lectures on the foundations of flourishing youth ministry. The series begins on Wednesday, October 9.  Lunch served at 12:00pm, lectures begin at 12:30pm.  Our speakers include: Mark DeVries, Angel Gorrell, Skip Masback, William Mathis, Mary Clark Moschella and Andy Root.  As always, the lunch and lecture is free and open to the public.

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