The Storm Isn’t Over: Ways to Support the Social Emotional Needs of Youth The Storm Isn’t Over: Ways to Support the Social Emotional Needs of Youth Events Join Dr. Szu-Hui Lee, PhD, ABPP as we discuss the key social emotional impacts of the public health pandemic and social cultural epidemic we’ve all been experiencing and witnessing. Register today. Read more YDS, Yale Youth Ministry Institute National Wellness Month National Wellness Month Resources August is National Wellness Month. Find the resources to promote the spiritual and mental well being of your youth, including training modules, curricular and sample materials, best practice videos, and more. Read more YDS, Yale Youth Ministry Institute National Back to School Month National Back to School Month Resources School is starting back, which means kids are preparing to return to youth group! Find curriculum to plan your year, meditations, and so much more. 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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August Newsletter

“So… the fall is coming. What do I do now??”As you look towards this coming calendar year, what are the steps you can take to ensure a proactively thoughtful, thriving, faith-filled offering for your youth? We are here to help! See YMI Director Jill Old’s message below to get started.     2022 Upcoming Events…


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.

Resources for Youth Ministry

Meet Our Presenters


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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