Statement of Purpose

Christian youth ministry exists to share the biblical truths of God’s redemptive love with adolescents and facilitate their journey of becoming genuine disciples of Jesus Christ. As youth ministry educators, we are called to prepare, refresh and challenge current and future youth ministers. 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 will allow us to share research, promote critical thinking, and encourage innovation associated with the practice and theory of Christian youth ministry.

 Publication Schedule

The Journal of Youth Ministry is published twice yearly by the Association of Youth Ministry Educators (AYME). The opinions of the contributors are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the AYME, the editors, or associated institutions. The editorial board is comprised of the editors and the board members of the Association of Youth Ministry Educators.


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The Journal of Youth Ministry is indexed by: American Theological Library Association (ATLA), Religious and Theological Abstracts (R&TS), The Christian Periodical Index (CPI), and EBSCO Academic Premier Data Base.

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