Integrating Youth into the Wider Congregation

Articles and resources on the place of youth ministry within the wider congregation.

Articles and Research (click to view)

The Role of Children in Jesus’ Time, Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld

What Do Young People Really Want in a Church?, Jake Mulder

Why Your Youth Group Needs Generational Integration, Dave Wright

5 Reasons Youth Ministry is Important to the Church Today, Karen Schlabach

Advice for Senior Ministers (click to view)

3 Ways a Senior Pastor Can Champion Youth Ministry, Chelsea Kingston Erickson

Why It’s Urgent for the Church to Take Youth Ministry and Teens Seriously, Greg Stier

What To Do If Your Pastor is Not On board With Your Youth Ministry, Greg Stier

Intergenerational Ministry (click to view)

Powell, Kara, Mulder, Jake, and Griffin, Brad. Growing Young. (Baker Books, 2016).

7 Ways Teens Can Contribute When the Church Meets, Steve Burchett

5 Reasons the Church Needs Youth, Shane Stacey

Youth in Worship (click to view)

Keeping Our Youth Engaged in Worship, Jeremiah Carlson

Let Them Lead and They Will Worship, youthworker.com

How Do You See The Church Engaging Youth in Worship Services?, youthministryconversation.com

Community (click to view)

Five Ways to Engage Families as Partners in Ministry, Brad Griffin

6 Methods for Getting Parents More Involved in Student Ministry, factsandtrends.net


Integrating Youth into the Wider Congregation Training Module (click to view)