IYM Research Gathering 2021
Join us at Princeton Theological Seminary on April 21-22, 2021 for a conversation on the Institute for Youth Ministry’s current research through The Log College Project! This event invites leading youth ministry scholars and ministry practitioners who are passionate about innovation to engage with our cutting-edge, ethnographic research, which explores themes like youth agency and intergenerational relationships within congregations who are designing, testing, and implementing innovative forms of youth ministry.
We invite junior scholars, doctoral candidates, and ministry practitioners with an academic background to submit papers for consideration as part of the event. Scholars whose papers are selected will receive a $1,000 prize, as well as the opportunity to present their paper in dialogue with a panel of youth ministry scholars and researchers, including the Log College Project’s Research Fellows.
Full details are provided in the IYM Research Gathering 2021—Call For Papers Submission Guidelines.
Please submit papers using the Research Gathering paper submission form.
Join us for a one-day digital conference on Wednesday, April 29 from 11:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. EST (with scheduled breaks). Our plenary leaders, Kenda Creasy Dean and Eric Barreto, will help us unpack our theme for the day—Revisioning Youth Ministry: Failure, Grief, and Hope. We’ll then invite you to dive deeper with small group discussions, led by ministry leaders including Aqueelah Ligonde, Marcus Hong, Kermit Moss, Erin Raffety, Shari Oosting, Erik Leafblad, and more.
Please note that the on-campus 2020 Forum on Youth Ministry has been cancelled due to public health measures surrounding COVID-19 and Princeton Theological Seminary’s partial campus closure. We look forward to hosting you on campus again in the future.