56 episodes

The FYI on Youth Ministry brings together the Fuller Youth Institute’s groundbreaking research, practical advice from ministry experts, and heartfelt stories from diverse church leaders and young people to give you ideas and inspiration for your youth ministry. Join the FYI Team as we equip faithful young people to change our world together. Find out more at https://fulleryouthinstitute.org/podcast

The FYI on Youth Ministry Fuller Youth Institute

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

The FYI on Youth Ministry brings together the Fuller Youth Institute’s groundbreaking research, practical advice from ministry experts, and heartfelt stories from diverse church leaders and young people to give you ideas and inspiration for your youth ministry. Join the FYI Team as we equip faithful young people to change our world together. Find out more at https://fulleryouthinstitute.org/podcast

    Helping teens practice everyday faith

    Helping teens practice everyday faith

    In this conversation with Jonathan Banks, Chief Operating Officer at Urban Outreach Foundation in Chicago, we explore the vital role of practicing faith with young people through service and leadership. Jonathan shares how to cultivate agency and ownership in young people’s faith journey.
    Guest(s): Jonathan Banks
    Hosts: Giovanni Panginda, Jen Bradbury
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Faith Beyond Youth Group
    UOF Financial Empowerment Course
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    Blog: Character: It’s not just about teaching teens to be “good”

    • 29 min
    How to build trust with teens in youth group

    How to build trust with teens in youth group

    Join us as Eric Vasquez, the visionary founder of Just Us 4 Youth, delves into how to build trust with teenagers. Eric underscores the role of consistency and closeness, and imparts practical strategies for nurturing connection—from active listening, to the power of meaningful one-on-one interactions, to engaging parents. Eric shares actionable advice for cultivating genuine relationships with young people. Mentioned in this episode:
    Faith Beyond Youth Group
    Just us 4 Youth
    T.R.E.E. program for parents 
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    Related FYI resources:
    Blog: Cultivating teenagers’ trust one small act at a time
    Blog: 5 ways to cultivate trust with teens in your youth ministry
     
     

    • 29 min
    Creating safe spaces for teens' tough questions and meaning making

    Creating safe spaces for teens' tough questions and meaning making

    Join our conversation with Fredy Romero and Vanessa Cruz as we explore the vital topic of guiding teenagers through doubts and tough questions, what we call the meaning-making process. Fredy and Vanessa share tips on how youth leaders can create an environment where teenagers feel heard, respected, and empowered to explore their beliefs.
    Guest(s): Fredy Romero and Vanessa Cruz
    Hosts: Roslyn Hernández, Brad Griffin 
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Faith Beyond Youth Group
    Growing Young Workshops
    uywi.org
    lifeatrevive.com
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    Related FYI resources:
    Blog: Why doubt needs to have a place in your youth ministry this year
    Blog: Youth ministry's pivot in the faith and science conversation

    • 31 min
    Youth ministry teaching that transforms

    Youth ministry teaching that transforms

    Are you questioning your teaching and discipleship strategies? Let’s explore ways to infuse Christian youth ministry teaching with transformative power that inspires teens to genuinely trust in God (not just follow rules). This rich conversation with, pastor and author Meredith Miller is full of wisdom, experience, laughter, and actionable insights to inspire your youth group lessons—and your students. 
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Faith Beyond Youth Group
    Meredith’s Book: Woven 
    Pedagogy of the Oppressed 
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    Related FYI resources:
    Blog: How to adapt youth ministry curriculum for your youth group
    Blog: The volunteer's guide to cultivating faith beyond youth group

    • 37 min
    Modeling spiritual growth for teens

    Modeling spiritual growth for teens

    As youth leaders, the example we set extends beyond the youth group. In this episode, Matt Manno  (Nextgen Pastor at New Life Fellowship in Queens) shares how his team models growth for students. Listen for practical insights on how to be emotionally healthy youth leaders can help volunteers face the pressure to be perfect, and help students reflect on what they model for each other.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Faith Beyond Youth Group
    http://www.emotionallyhealthy.org 
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    Blog: Models matter: Key insights on character-forming discipleship with teenagers
     
     

    • 26 min
    Discipling teens to live their faith beyond our youth groups

    Discipling teens to live their faith beyond our youth groups

    Welcome back to a new season! In Season 9 we’re talking about discipleship to cultivate a faith in our students that goes beyond the youth group. In this episode the coauthors of FYI’s latest book Faith Beyond Youth Group, Jen Bradbury, Brad Griffin and Kara Powell, introduce us to the 5 points of the Faith Beyond Youth Group Compass.
     
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Faith Beyond Youth Group
     
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    Related FYI resources:
    Blog: Faith beyond youth group: A new framework for discipling teenagers
    Blog: The volunteer's guide to cultivating faith beyond youth group

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

So encouraging! ,

Great Resource for Young Youth Workers

I cannot say how encouraging this podcast has been! It has a lot of practical advice, it helps you ask good questions, and it features the real voices of teenagers talking about the different topics. This is one podcast that I try to intentionally take time to listen to, because it’s always so worthwhile.

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