Screening of RACE To Be Human, a Documentary on Teens and Race Events
YMI has partnered with IndieFlix to present a virtual film screening of RACE To Be Human, which is a powerful doorway into a courageous conversation about something that impacts all of us––race.
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Creating Communities of Inclusion and Belonging for Youth with Disabilities Creating Communities of Inclusion and Belonging for Youth with Disabilities Events

We now have our interview with Dr. Erik Carter, Ph.D. available from our November event. If you missed the event you can watch it in its entirety!
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Meditations Meditations Resources YMI Quest for the Spirit introduces youth to the ancient spiritual disciplines, which includes meditations. We have a variety of meditations that youth can do to help through the stress of the holidays. 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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December Newsletter

Holiday Season The holidays can illicit many different emotions. Are you excited and feeling joyful about the upcoming holidays? Or perhaps this time of year brings up feelings of sadness or loss. Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed, or exhausted as you enter December?  No matter what you are feeling, we have meditations that can help to refocus…


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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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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