Faith Formation and Youth Ministry

Here are some resources on research in the areas of faith formation, youth ministry, young adults, confirmation, and confirmation.

Faith Formation – Children and Youth

Barna Research – The Priorities, Challenges, and Trends in Youth Ministry

Overview of Current Themes in Faith Formation since 2000 – Transforming Practices emerging from Literature on Children, Youth, and Christian Formation

21st Century Faith Formation – Connected and Networked Learning

Resources on digital age  and Faith Formation 4.0 (Julie Lyle) –

Youth Ministry

The Religion and Family Project – summary

National Study of Youth and Religion – Reports and overview

Here is an overview of several Lilly studies on revitalizing ministry with Youth and Young Adults – Revitalizing Ministry with Youth and Young Adults

Great piece by Joyce Mercer on emerging scholarship in youth ministry – Emerging Scholarship on Youth and Religion Resources for a New Generation of Youth Ministry

Teens and Technology Report April 2013

Presentation on 10 Things to Know about How Teens Use Technology by Kristen Purcell

The Confirmation Project –

Young Adults –
Great overview on current findings around young adults – Young, Emerging, Lost or Arrested – a Review of Recent Research on Young Adults and Religion

Faith Communities Research on Congregations with High Young Adult Participation – 2012 Report