Institute for Youth Ministry

Princeton, NJ. (609) 497-7914.
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The Institute for Youth Ministry specializes in training congregational leaders. Its two primary programs are The Connections Project (TCP) and the Princeton Lectures on Youth, Church, and Culture. TCP is a program of education and nurture for working youth ministers. It provides small grants and guidance for regional cohorts of youth ministers who meet for mutual support and professional growth. The Princeton Lectures “foster original research on youth and the contemporary church” featuring the best thinking of the likes of Peter Gomes, Eboo Patel, Andrew Root and Kenda Creasy Dean. The lectures address such disparate annual themes as At-Risk Youth, Creativity, and What the 21st Century Church Can Learn from Youth Ministry. Over 50 archival presentations are available free of charge. TCP would be of use to youth ministers looking for on-the-job training. The lectures provide rich reading for anyone interested in learning more from leading practitioners.