Log College Project

A design process for local and regional church leaders

The Log College Project is an 18-month program that brings the best of Princeton Theological Seminary to your region. We help Christian congregations design, test, and implement new models of ministry, with teenagers at the design table. We aren’t bringing you the next successful idea for your program. We are launching communities of learning and support.

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Program Overview

We will help you launch a cohort of congregations in your region. Our program helps you design with teenagers instead of for teenagers. Each congregation gains:

  • Access to Princeton Seminary’s online learning platform to guide your journey from start to finish.
  • 2 digital courses (for team leaders) with PTS faculty and staff who connect theological reflection with best practice from design thinking
  • 6 events (4 digital, 2 in-person) designed and led by the IYM Team. Our flagship event, the Design Lab, showcases a “pitch party” where teams pitch new forms of ministry to their congregational and community members, gaining support for their launch.
  • 9 months of innovation coaching
  • 20+ weeks of hybrid curriculum that helps leaders build an intergenerational team, do theological reflection, learn the basics of a design-thinking process, and launch a new ministry. We help you balance screen time and team time with materials you can hold in your hand!

Introducing: The Log College Project

An 18-month innovation program where 12+ congregations work with young people in their region to launch new ministries. Let’s re-build a missional and justice-oriented Church.

Meet the Team

The Institute for Youth Ministry (IYM) is a collaborative team of pastors and innovators like you. Housed at Princeton Theological Seminary, we bring the best of Princeton’s research, community, and passion for congregational thriving to our programs.

For over 25 years, the IYM has worked with thoughtful leaders who care deeply about the intersection of the “why” and the “how” in youth ministry. We connect those leaders to each other, and give them tools to reshape their ministry toward God’s transformative work in the world.

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Introducing: The Log College Project

An 18-month innovation program where 12+ congregations work with young people in their region to launch new ministries. Let’s re-build a missional and justice-oriented Church.

Meet the Team

The Institute for Youth Ministry (IYM) is a collaborative team of pastors and innovators like you. Housed at Princeton Theological Seminary, we bring the best of Princeton’s research, community, and passion for congregational thriving to our programs.

For over 25 years, the IYM has worked with thoughtful leaders who care deeply about the intersection of the “why” and the “how” in youth ministry. We connect those leaders to each other, and give them tools to reshape their ministry toward God’s transformative work in the world.

Introducing: The Log College Project

An 18-month innovation program where 12+ congregations work with young people in their region to launch new ministries. Let’s re-build a missional and justice-oriented Church.

Meet the Team

The Institute for Youth Ministry (IYM) is a collaborative team of pastors and innovators like you. Housed at Princeton Theological Seminary, we bring the best of Princeton’s research, community, and passion for congregational thriving to our programs.

For over 25 years, the IYM has worked with thoughtful leaders who care deeply about the intersection of the “why” and the “how” in youth ministry. We connect those leaders to each other, and give them tools to reshape their ministry toward God’s transformative work in the world.

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