February 23, 2017

Like most ministry leaders, you’ve probably heard ominous reports of the demise of faith all around us. From the disillusionment of young people to the aging of the church to the rise of the “Nones,” the list is long and disheartening. But what if that’s only part of the story? What if there are bright spots breaking through the clouds revealing energized congregations brimming with young people?  What if there are congregations that are actually growing young?

The good news is that those bright spot churches exist. The Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) team spent the past three years studying congregations effectively capturing the imaginations and hearts of young people ages 15-29. Through this landmark investigation of more than 250 diverse congregations of all sizes, FYI… more

April 27, 2017

Healthy youth ministry programs can make well-integrated robust contributions to congregational life and have transformational impact on members and communities. This research-informed, interactive workshop will focus on four ways to help you empower your youth ministries for catalytic faithfulness and life-changing outcomes.

Become discriminating
You will become acquainted with youth ministry models in the marketplace and get the chance to value-test each one against the vision and direction of your church.

Challenge existing leaders
Honest self-reflection will be the backdrop for learning how to leverage existing leadership strengths for excellent youth ministry.


Refresh your church culture… more

May 10, 2017

Imagine building and thriving within a community of people whose gifts, talents, and skills are valued; a community which is able to manage and lead through conflict and collectively takes risks to accomplish the mission and realize the vision of the congregation.

Team work is important. We’ve all heard the chant – T.E.A.M (Together Everyone Achieves More). While that is a true statement, ministry leaders are often tasked to their individual areas of responsibilities, left to operate in disconnected silos. Over time, these silos begin fostering miscommunication and causing the misalignment of the mission and vision.

Leadership development advisor Aleze Fulbright provides you with a practical framework and actionable tools to help you evaluate the effectiveness of… more