Welcome to the EYM Library. The complete results of the Exemplary Youth Ministry Study are available to you right here. Just click on any of the titles below and you’ll be able to view or download a PDF of the compiled study data.
Congregational Stories Process
Asset Building Ideas
Characteristics of Mature Christian Youth
Faith Assets Assessment Tool
Faith Outcomes & Assets
Mature Christian Youth Reflection Tool
Quantitative Research (Part 1)
Quantitative Research (Part 2)
Spirit & Culture Outline
Spirit and Culture Graphic
Spirit and Culture of YM
STUDY LEADERS AND CONGREGATIONS
21 Congregations Featured in the Qualitative Research
Congregations Participating in the Quantitative Research Survey
Exemplary Youth Ministry Project Team
About the study
The Study of Exemplary Congregations in Youth Ministry (EYM) was funded by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment and completed in 2003. The study focused on identifying congregations that consistently establish faith as a vital factor in the lives of their youth and discovering what accounts for their effective approaches to ministry.
Seven denominations were involved in the study: Assemblies of God, Evangelical Covenant, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Presbyterian Church (USA), Roman Catholic, Southern Baptist, and United Methodist Church.