Congregational Youth Ministry can take many forms, of which Youth Group is just one choice. The resources below will help you think about your youth programming, as well as how you serve and involve youth throughout the congregation.
Youth in Congregations
Youth as Members
Can youth be signed, voting members of your congregation? This resource shares why you might want to consider it and addresses commonly asked questions.
This blog post examines the multiple ways youth can be involved in congregations beyond youth group.
Youth on Boards and Committees
This blog post shares considerations for including youth on congregational boards and committees.
Multiple Models of Youth Ministry
Ways to Do Youth Ministry
This resource leads you through a variety of ways to “do” youth ministry, whether you have 2 youth or 40. From small group ministry and curricula through large youth group gatherings and congregational involvement, several options are explored.
Starting a Youth Group
Whether you’re starting from scratch or looking for a “reboot,” there is no one-size-fits-all youth group model. This
Web of Youth Ministry
Six Pillars of Balanced Youth Programming
Be the Change! Youth Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Project
Six 90-minute sessions, plus additional optional activities and resources to discuss the role of race, identity and justice in living out our faith.
Tapestry of Faith Youth Curricula
A variety of free, downloadable curricula for use with high-school age youth. Topics include ethics, interfaith cooperation,
Support youth in the transition from youth into young adulthood. It includes our Top 10 Tips for Supporting Newly Bridged Young Adults
and the Bridge Connections Program
Service and Social Justice
Our landing page for service and social justice resources. From blog posts on elements to consider when planning trips to links to partner groups, this is your go-to website.
Even more resources
Our Get Started
and Build and Sustain
pages include the above resources and more, around fundraising, sample congregational projects, and more.