The International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry is a network of people from all over the world involved in professional youth ministry research. To further the academic study and research of youth ministry IASYM organizes conferences (both regional and international) and publishes The Journal of Youth and Theology (JYT).
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The International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry
Join the conversation on Youth Ministry research across the globe and different Christian denominations.
The International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry is focused on furthering the academic study and research of youth and youth ministry, the formal teaching and training of youth ministry (at universities, seminaries, denominations, para-church organisations, local ministries, or wherever else it may occur), and on the growth and development of youth ministry as a recognised profession.
Our goal is to raise the proﬁle of youth ministry as a calling, career and/or professional enterprise, and to encourage the reﬂection on youth ministry as an academic discipline that will support youth ministry at this level.
Latest issue of Journal of Youth and Theology
Full IASYM members can read the journal online. JYT is published in May and November.
Volume 20, Issue 2, 2021
David F. White
Exploring the Theology of Expectation in Relation to Young People and Youth Ministry
Author: František Štěch
Cultivating Nonidolatrous Self-Esteem with Youth
Christological Considerations for Peacebuilding Youth Ministry
Author: Elizabeth W. Corrie
“And the Word was made flesh?” – Exploring young people’s situated learning in leadership and spirituality in a secular context
Author: Katarina Westerlund
Personal Bible Reading and the Faith Formation of Teenagers in a Digital Age
Authors: Judith Hildebrandt, Jack Barentsen, and Jos de Kock
Religious Identity Exploration in the Life Stories of Strictly Reformed-Raised Emerging Adults in the Netherlands
Authors: Anne-Marije de Bruin-Wassinkmaat, Jos de Kock, Elsbeth Visser-Vogel, Cok Bakker, and Marcel Barnard
The History of Protestant Youth Ministry; a Review
Author: Ruth Lukabyo
‘On a mission’: Christian Youth Workers in Australia in the 1960s–1970s
Author: David Fagg