Member Schools and Organizations
Conferences of Interest
- Student Leadership University
Patterned after leading Fortune 500 corporate leadership seminars, each student is exposed to comprehensive programs focusing on leadership skills such as time and life management, goal setting, dealing with conflict and difficult people, and developing a Christian worldview. Combining in-depth classroom lectures with accelerated learning, interactive workshops and in-the-field edutainment experiences, SLU spans the globe with four comprehensive programs.
Publications of Interest
- Group Magazine
Cutting edge youth ministry magazine written for the local youth minister
- Youthworker Journal
In-depth articles addressing the personal and professional needs of youth workers in the church and parachurch, written by and for youth workers, produced by Chap Clark and Steve Rabey.
- Study of Exemplary Congregations in Youth Ministry
A three-year quantitative and qualitative study of those congregations that are successful in shaping the faith lives of youth and discovering what practices and key elements surround these youth ministries, to discover what accounts for their effective approach to ministry, and to make the results widely known for the benefit of other congregations.
- National Study of Youth and Religion
The purpose of the NSYR is to research the shape and influence of religion and spirituality in the lives of American adolescents; to identify effective practices in the religious, moral, and social formation of the lives of youth; to describe the extent and perceived effectiveness of the programs and opportunities that religious communities are offering to their youth; and to foster an informed national discussion about the influence of religion in youth's lives, in order to encourage sustained reflection about and rethinking of our cultural and institutional practices with regard to youth and religion
- Journal of Student Ministries
Our primary purpose is to support adults in student ministry by providing insight into youth culture, fostering in-depth dialogue around important themes, and strengthening the student ministry community. We honor a variety of theological, political, and cultural traditions and promote healthy dialogue and honest critique; and we strive to elevate and learn from the role of distinctive cultures, ethnicities, denominations, and ministries within the Body of Christ.
Organizations of Interest
- The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
CPYU is committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers; CPYU helps parents, youth workers, educators, and others understand teenagers and their culture so that they will be better equipped to help children and teens navigate the challenging world of adolescence.
- Center For Youth Studies
The Center for Youth Studies (CYS) is a global network of youth ministry professionals committed to developing a comprehensive resource for youth work that is current, relevant, and geared for grass roots application. We believe that holistic ministry with youth, children and families demands a broad collaboration of social systems, organizations and leaders. The systems to which we refer are family and youth, community (both non-profit and for-profit), government organizations, schools, media, church and parachurch youth ministry. Moreover, CYS offers a place where youth and those who care about youth can go for free resources and information tailored to their vocational and practical needs. We do not promote any one organization over another but focus especially on providing for ethnic minorities, urban workers, and youth workers around the world for whom many resources are unavailable. While we are grounded in the Judeo-Christian faith, we welcome people of all faiths.
- I Lead Youth
"Helping youth become fully-devoted disciples of Jesus Christ" is the goal of this site. A ministry of Cokesbury, this site is an excellent source of materials and ideas for effective youth ministry that youth workers will value, both veterans and rookies.
- The Founder's Network
The Founders' Network links a diverse group of individuals from across Canada and in other countries. We are an international collection of people interested in promoting the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR), science and technology, early childhood, economic issues, determinants of health and human development.
We break down barriers between specialists and disciplines, and between thinking and the real world . The result is innovative thinking from pooled knowledge that proposes practical solutions for our societies in the here and now.
- Youth Specialties
One of the premier suppliers of youth ministry materials and training for students and youth workers, produce the National Youth Workers Convention
- Group Publishing
A place to "connect you with people, organizations, ideas, and resources from every corner of the youth ministry universe," publish Group Magazine
- Lifeway Christian Resources
A full service ministry website produced by the Southern Baptist Convention, click on Students
- Student Life
Youth camps, weekend conferences, and the new Student Life Bible Study curriculum over the Internet
- Baker Book House
Their mission is "to publish Christian books that promote historic Christianity, irenically express the concerns of evangelicalism, and reflect the diversity of this movement"
- YouthWorker Journal
YouthWorker Journal exists to serve thousands of committed men and women who work in a variety of church, parachurch and other settings around the world and are devoted to helping young people know, love and serve Jesus Christ. Everything we do at YWJ is designed to help youthworkers be more effective in fulfilling this important calling. For more than two decades YWJ has been the leading resource for thousands of youthworkers throughout North America and elsewhere in the world. During that time we’ve helped our readers address most of the important theological and practical issues involved in youth ministry today.
Calling emerging generations to follow the Son’s life...We are discovering a new kind of youth ministry…bringing together those who are emerging in age and thought to embrace a new way of life. Join us on this journey of living, loving and leading in the way of Jesus.
- Abingdon Press
Abingdon Press is the first name in religious publishing! Long before Abingdon Press launched its online identity, it was well-established in the religious publishing world as an imprint of The United Methodist Publishing House, in operation since 1789. In the early 1920s, Abingdon began publishing a wide array of high-caliber academic, professional, inspirational, and life-affirming religious literature to enrich church communities across the globe. Now beginning its ninth decade, Abingdon Press celebrates the launch of Abingdonpress.com with a renewed commitment to providing the best, most effective religious publications available.