Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

  • Ten x 10 Collaboration
    We’re a diverse group of Jesus followers, a mosaic of cultures, ethnicities, beliefs, and backgrounds saying yes to follow where we believe God is already leading; A collaborative discipleship movement, rallying all parts of the Church to reimagine how we form the faith of young people — together.
  • Wabash Center
    We support faculty reflecting upon teaching and the teaching life when employed in theological education, colleges and universities.  Our program activities include resource development, a re-granting program, and a wide array of cohort groups to improve teaching.
  • Missing Voices Project
    We take seriously the missing voices of young people on the margins of our society and churches – and we are convinced they have a lot to say. By listening to young people from the margins we will learn about youth ministry in ways that will challenge and transform us all.
  • Adam Keen Foundation
    The Adam Keen Foundation exists to encourage and inspire young youth pastors to lead students to the Gospel of Jesus by providing tangible tools to help a new youth pastor share the gospel of Jesus.
  • D6 Family 
    D6 is a movement intentional about empowering parents, homes, marriages, leaders, and churches to live out the story of Deuteronomy 6. D6 provides resources to align the church and home to accomplish God’s design of generational discipleship.
  • Baker Academic
    The mission of Baker Academic is “to publish Christian books that promote historic Christianity, irenically express the concerns of evangelicalism, and reflect the diversity of this movement.
  • Inter Varsity Press
    IVP has been publishing thoughtful Christian books for more than 70 years as an extension of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, IVP is a leading publisher with a respected history providing resources that strengthen the church, encourage individuals, and shape the academy.
  • JosiahVenture
    A movement of God among the youth of Central and Eastern Europe that finds its home in the local church and transforms society. Pockets of this reformation are being sparked by the dedication, sacrifice, and service of a missionary team called Josiah Venture.
  • Wheaton Graduate School
    The Wheaton College Graduate School offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in the areas of psychology, education, ministry, leadership, and bible/theology. Each program is designed to provide excellent training from a distinctly Christian perspective.
  • Denver Seminary
    Denver prepares men and women to engage the needs of the world with the redemptive power of the gospel and the life-changing truth of Scripture. The Seminary challenges students to grow in order to lead God’s people in the accomplishment of His mission in the world.

Publications of Interest

  • Journal of Youth Ministry
    The Journal of Youth Ministry is intended to be a peer-reviewed medium through which professional youth ministry educators may share with, encourage, and challenge each other through our various academic and practical disciplines related to youth ministry education. This journal allows us to share research, promote critical thinking, and encourage innovation associated with the practice and theory of Christian youth ministry.
  • Journal of Youth and Theology
    The Journal of Youth and Theology is the peer-reviewed academic journal of the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry. Published twice yearly, the journal features interdisciplinary research in youth ministry.
  • Southwestern D6 Family Ministry Journal
    The purpose of the journal is to support rigorous research, scholarly thinking, and practical implications of parenting in Christian homes, in local church family ministry, and in parachurch settings that reflect God’s intent for generational discipleship as presented in Deuteronomy 6 and other biblical texts.
  • 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.
  • National Study of Youth and Religion
    The purpose of the NSYR is to research the religious and spiritual lives of American adolescents in order to encourage rethinking of cultural and institutional practices with regard to youth and religion.
  • Kregel Academic
    Our goal is to provide worthy textbooks and scholarly monographs. Though our academic books cover a range of theological disciplines, our focus is primarily on biblical studies, biblical languages, theology, and ministry/pastoral books.
  • Wipf & Stock Publishers
    John Wipf and Jon Stock noticed problems in the academic book business: an increase in price and the rate at which academic books were going out of print. In 1995 Wipf and Stock Publishers was born as an answer to these problems through on-demand publishing.

Organizations of Interest

  • Youth Theology Network
    The Youth Theology Network (YTN) is one place where young people can turn to explore questions about their faith, purpose and call to ministry in the world. YTN is a national network of colleges, universities, and theological schools funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. to identify, ignite and cultivate the gifts of a new generation of Christian leaders.
  • International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry
    The International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry is like AYME, though on an international scale. It is a world wide community of scholars, drawing membership from every continent. IASYM holds their bianniel conference Great Britain.
  • Society for Professors of Christian Education
    The Society for Professors of Christian Education (SPCE, formerly NAPCE) exists to enhance the international teaching mission of the church through the cultivation of personal and professional growth of professors within the broad field of educational ministries.
  • Fuller Youth Institute
    FYI is an interdisciplinary research-based resourcing arm of Fuller Theological Seminary, committed to equipping young people with the lifelong faith they need. FYI publishes books, articles, downloadable resources, and curriculum for youth workers. Their College Transition Project research led to the Sticky Faith line of training and resources.
  • Center for Youth Ministry Training
    Today’s teens need leaders and spiritual tools that help them in authentic faith-formation. At CYMT, we equip leaders to minister, innovate, and engage with youth so that they may experience the love and grace of Jesus Christ leading to identity and purpose.
  • 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.
  • LeaderTreks
    Our mission at LeaderTreks Youth Ministry is to develop leaders to fulfill the Great Commission. Simply put, we want to help youth workers do what they do best. So we make easy to use, in-depth curriculum and create challenging mission and adventure trips that make the life of the youth worker simple.
  • Lifeway Students
    Our mission at Lifeway Students is to design trustworthy experiences that fuel ministry. We serve student ministries through Bible studies, events, camps, and training. Lifeway Students blog and podcast are additional ways we resource youth ministers.
  • Axis
    Culture. Conversation. Connection. We are here to help you navigate today’s culture and connect with your teen through meaningful conversations that last a lifetime.
  • 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 broad collaboration.
  • Group
    Group’s youth ministry resources, powered by Simply Youth Ministry, are designed to help you with what matters most, including sermon series, small group curriculum, and missions. We’re always creating innovative resources to help youth workers do what matters most.
  • Youth Specialties
    YS has been helping Christian churches of every denomination lead students to find and follow Jesus for more than 40 years. Each year we serve more than 100,000 youth workers worldwide through our training seminars, conventions, resources, and online communities.
  • 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.
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
    SWBTS equips men and women with a strong theological foundation to fulfill God’s calling on their lives. Rooted in Scripture and branching out to fulfill the Great Commission, Southwestern’s motto is “Preach the Word, Reach the World.”
  • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
    Southern Seminary is committed to the Bible as the Word of God, to the Great Commission as our mandate, and to be a servant of the churches of the SBC. Southern combines robust theological education with practical training.
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
    GCTS combines a rich tradition with cutting-edge educational innovation. Rooted in the gospel and God’s Word, the seminary seeks to develop Christian leaders who are thoughtful, globally aware, spiritually mature and ready for a broad array of ministries.
  • Dallas Theological Seminary
    Through our multiple course delivery models, flexible scheduling options, and 10+ regional locations, DTS strives to glorify God by equipping godly servant-leaders for the proclamation of His Word and the building up of the body of Christ worldwide.
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
    NOBTS offers a full range of doctoral degrees through their Ph.D., Ed.D. D.Min, and D.Ed.Min programs. We are a close-knit community of scholars committed to guiding and shaping the next generation of religious educators and leaders.
  • Columbia International University
    For nearly a century, CIU has educated people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ. Today, CIU continues that effort, offering 24 undergraduate majors, graduate and seminary programs, professional certificates, and convenient online programs for working adults.