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Faith Formation: Youth Ministry

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech

Books & Downloads 3 Big Questions That Shape Your Future: 9781540902627: Powell,  Kara, Acevedo, Kristel, M Griffin, Brad: Books                    Your New Playlist: The Student's Guide to Tapping into the Superpower of  Mindset: Acuff, Jon, Acuff, L.E., Acuff, McRae: 9781540902481:  Books

In Our Library

Book - Paperback     52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation | Youth Ministry (Case)          All the Best Questions!: And Some Answers, Too     Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church  -     By: Kenda Creasy Dean          9781640654822: Bad Things, Good People, and God: A Guide for Teens     The Barefoot Way          Beyond the Screen: Youth Ministry for the Connected But Alone Generation  -     By: Andrew Zirschky     1094071     Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker: A Theological Vision for Discipleship and Life Together by [Andrew Root]     Book, Bath, Table, and Time | Christian Worship as Source and Resource for Youth Ministry (Edie)          1072481     1289656                    Children, Youth, and Spirituality in a Troubling World                    9780829816167: Doing Girlfriend Theology: God-Talk with Young Women     Exploding Stars, Dead Dinosaurs, and Zombies: Youth Ministry in the Age of Science     9781770645745: Faith Forward: A Dialogue on Children, Youth, and A New Kind of Christianity     Faith Forward : Re-Imagining Children's and Youth Ministry     Faith Forward Volume 3: Launching a Revolution through Ministry with Children, Youth, and Families  -     Edited By: David M. Csinos     A Faith of Their Own – Stability and Change in the Religiosity of America's Adolescents - Oxford Scholarship Online     The Faith and Friendships of Teenage Boys  -     By: Robert C. Dykstra, Allan Hugh Cole Jr., Donald Capps     Faithful Questions     Finding God in the Graffiti | Empowering Teenagers Through Their Stories (Rogers)     The Gift of Hard Things          Go Deep: Spiritual Practices For Youth Ministry  -     By: Doris Kizinna          9780835899192: The God-Hungry Imagination: The Art of Storytelling for Postmodern Youth Ministry          Growing Souls: Experiments in Contemplative Youth Ministry - eBook  -     By: Mark Yaconelli     Growing Young: 6 Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church  -     By: Kara Powell, Jake Mulder, Brad Griffin     9780829818536: Holy Things for Youth Ministry: 13 Practical Sessions     9780819221964: Hungry Souls, Holy Companions: Mentoring a New Generation of Christians     Imaginative Prayer for Youth Ministry     Paperback It's Not Conformation: Confirmation Sermons from the Front Lines of Post-Christendom Youth Ministry Book     Kitchen Table Youth Ministry | Inviting God to Dinner (Strukova)               Losers, Loners, and Rebels: The Spiritual Struggles of Boys  -     By: Robert C. Dykstra, Allan Hugh          Image 1     Ministry by Teenagers: Developing Leaders from Within  -     By: Jonathan McKee, David R. Smith     Missional Youth Ministry          Now That You're A Youth Leader: Thriving in the Early Years of Youth Ministry  -     By: Jeremy Steele     Nurturing Different Dreams  -     By: Katherine Turpin, Anne Carter Walker     OMG: A Youth Ministry Handbook  -     Edited By: Kenda Creasy Dean    By: Kenda Creasy Dean, ed.     Organic Student Ministry: Trash the Pre-Packaged Programs and Transform Your Youth Group - eBook  -     By: Stephen L. Ingram     Practicing Discernment with Youth | A Transformative Youth Ministry Approach (White)     Raising Hope: Four Paths to Courageous Living for Black Youth  -     By: Anne E. Wimberly, Sarah Frances Farmer     Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry     2998655          Shaped by the Story : Helping Students Encounter God in a New Way               Book - Paperback          Soul Searching – The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers - Oxford Scholarship Online     Paperback Soul Shaper Book     9780687030798: Soul Tending: Life Forming Practices for Older Youth and Young Adults          Sticky Faith: Teen Curriculum   -     By: Kara E. Powell, Brad M. Griffin                         Taking Theology to Youth Ministry  -     By: Andrew Root     The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry     When Kids Ask Hard Questions: Faith-filled Responses for Tough Topics     Wonder, Fear, and Longing, Paperback          


Remind Me Again: Poems and Practices for Remembering Who We ArePoet, artist, and educator Joe Davis' Remind Me Again: Poems and Practices for Remembering Who We Are, is a collection of 41 poems that speak to our mind, body, and spirit, to our community, and to our purpose. Each poem includes a “Try This Practice” to help readers connect the themes to their everyday lives.

Coming Soon: Remind Me Again Facilitator Guide. 41 weeks of content based on all of the poems in Remind Me Again. This content is written by Rev. Jia Starr Brown. This content will help you have meaningful discussions about Joe’s poetry as well as help guide you to connect to your own community. This content is endlessly flexible and can be used as a 10-minute addition to a lesson or 41 weeks of hour-long sessions.

Watch Chuck Knows Church | Prime VideoWays To Use The Original Series

Worship: Many congregations use Chuck each week in worship.

Meetings: Open a church meeting with Chuck; it helps set the tone.

Confirmation: All confirmands should be introduced to the topics addressed by Chuck.

New Member Classes: Select those episodes that work for you. 

Youth Group: Chuck can open a great discussion on a topic. 

Family: Show a Chuck to your family and see what happens!

Post to Facebook: Post each week’s episode to your personal or congregation’s Facebook page.

Sermon Series: Choose 3-4 episodes as the opening to a sermon series. 

Late-night snack: Grab a snack and watch a couple Chuck Knows Church episodes before nodding off.

Curricula Lists

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Every DYM resource is authored by a youth worker (just like you, from around the world!) and vetted by seasoned youth workers. We value the diversity that comes from a variety of youth ministry voices working together.

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

Comparisons: How social media impacts Gen Z mental healthComparisons: How social media impacts Gen Z mental health


  (in Mental Health)

See also:

IllustrationTake Away Their Cellphones

… So we can rewire schools for belonging and achievement

by Doug Lemov in Education Next

Why follow Jesus if you don’t believe all of scripture?

by Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers


God Is No Longer a Working Number: Rethinking Christianity for the Twenty-first Century

by Martin Thielen

Both include helpful insights when walking youth through faith and the Bible.

Helping teens resist oppression online by Rev. Dana Neuhauser, racial justice organizer for the Minnesota Annual Conference UMC

Happy young adultsYouth Ministry by Any Other Name


Kenda Creasy Dean writes that today ministry with young people often means finding young people where they live and work and embedding the church beside them as they seek meaning, purpose, and belonging. She says that Christian social innovation, especially, has become an alternate context for ministry with young people.

Graduation/Post-High School

ZOE ~ Progressive Christians Life on Campus
A global fellowship of college and university students and campus ministry leaders, asking the messy questions of faith, finding grace and humility in the search for understanding, believing there is more value in curious questioning than static absolutes. Read more...