Challenges in Youth Ministry


8 Resources
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Download Youth Ministry (DYM)
This website by veteran youth leaders provides timely and affordable resources across 20+ youth ministry categories: Games, Teaching, Training, Mission, Social Media, and more.
Fuller Youth Institute
This innovative branch of Fuller Theological Seminary provides research-based articles, curricula, and books for thriving youth ministry.
Praying Pelican Missions
This organization leads short-term mission trips for a variety of groups ranging from individuals to whole congregations.
The Youth Cartel
This organization supports adults who minister to youth by providing youth ministry training, events, coaching, and books.
Youth Specialties
With 50+ years of youth ministry experience, this organization hosts the annual National Youth Workers Convention (NYWC) and produces resources for youth leaders.
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It's Just a Phase (So Don't Miss it): For Leaders Who Care about Kids at Every Life Stage
“Just a Phase” is a collaborative, research-based website that features contributions by a variety of child development experts whose goal is to equip families and congregations with practical tools and insights for age-appropriate engagement with children.
Sticky Faith Youth Worker Edition: Practical Ideas to Nurture Long-Term Faith in Teenagers
Based on research from Fuller Youth Institute, this series focuses on teens in the transitional years of high school and college, specifically looking at those who have active faith backgrounds and what kept them engaged or caused them to become disengaged.
DOOR (Discover Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection)
This organization plans service trips to urban areas so teens can bond and learn about systemic issues from a faith-based perspective.

About the Contributor

Mark Oestreicher

Mark Oestreicher of The Youth Cartel has been involved in church ministry his whole life, particularly with teenagers and youth workers. He led the Challenges in Youth Ministry workshop for the Center for Congregations in 2020.

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