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).
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
Volume 20, Issue 1, 2021
David F. White
Gratitude as the Foundation for Joy
Authors: Robert A. Emmons and Marc Afshar
Recovering Joy for Young People in the Afterburn of Violence - Liberatory Practices for Re-shaping Community and Culture
Authors: Dori Grinenko Baker and Patrick B. Reyes
ReVisioning Sexuality: Relational Joy and Embodied Flourishing
Authors: Kate Ott and Lorien Carter
Justice Seeking is Joy Seeking: The Formation of Faith-Informed, Community-Focused, Critical Consciousness in Adolescents
Authors: David Anderson Hooker, Elizabeth W. Corrie, and Itihari Toure
Reflections on Ministry amongst Children during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Authors: Sarah Holmes, Astrid Sandsmark, Ronelle Sonnenberg, and Shantelle Weber