The Youth Cartel


This organization supports adults who minister to youth by providing youth ministry training, events, coaching, and books.


coaching, training events, learning cohorts, blogs, books, curriculum, mission trips

Recommended Audience

youth workers, volunteers, and parents in Christian congregations


Varies per service

Practical Applications

  • Equip your team to work with middle and high school students by browsing the blogs or purchasing books and discussing with your team.
  • Focus on best practices for youth ministry by attending an event or hiring a coach.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education and most recently served as the associate director of Learning Science at Kaplan Test Prep. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

Matt earned a B.A. in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and his two sons, Silas and Levi. Matt also loves storytelling in films, books and music and finding the intersections of faith and popular culture.

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