Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors
  • 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.
  • Simply Youth Ministry
    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.
  • Josiah Venture
    Followed the removal of the Berlin Wall in 1989 opened new doors of ministry to Central and Eastern Europe as the region became accessible for missions projects. Josiah Venture is located in 14 countries in Europe, along with a support team in America, over half of our staff are nationals.
  • LifeWay Students
    Student Ministry at LifeWay Christian Resources is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live.
  • 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.
  • Wipf & Stock Publishers
    In the 90s John Wipf and Jon Stock noticed troubling trajectories 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.
  • Dallas Baptist University
    DBU offers a Christ-centered quality higher education in the arts, sciences, and professional studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in order to produce servant leaders who have the ability to integrate faith and learning through their respective callings.
  • Dallas Theological Seminary
    The mission of DTS is, “to glorify God by equipping godly servant-leaders for the proclamation of His Word and the building up of the body of Christ worldwide.” Training men and women fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, or more simply: Teach Truth. Love Well.
  • Denver Seminary
    We commit ourselves and our resources to being a seminary that: Executes a spiritually transformative, intellectually challenging, and professionally focused learning experience that engages the realities of a world in need of redemption at every level.
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
    GCTS offers Doctor of Ministry programs through a cohort model and specialty tracks including a track in Ministry to Emerging Generations.   A Doctor of Theology in Missiology is also available in cooperation with Boston University.
  • 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.
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
    One of the largest seminaries in the world, 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Group Magazine
    Group Magazine is packed with practical information and insightful ideas to help you impact teenager’s lives. You’ll get cutting edge advice and mentoring from today’s youth ministry experts to help your ministry thrive.
  • 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.

Organizations of Interest
  • 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 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
    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.
  • 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.