Research Highlights

Research Highlights

The Seminary's grant research profile has grown while focusing on a number of strategically important fields of study. Use the interactive directory below to learn more about research projects.

Cultivating Virtue in God’s “Brainforest”: Creating Youth Ministry Curriculum with Neurodiversity in Mind

- November 2021


The Institute for Youth Ministry secured a grant from the Fuller Youth Institute to create Christian education curriculum on neurodiversity and faith formation in youth ministry. The curriculum aims to equip leaders to shape congregations in which young people of all neurotypes flourish. The project is part of Fuller Youth Institute’s “Character-Forming Youth Discipleship” project, funded by The John Templeton Foundation.

Abigail Rusert, Director of Program Design and the Institute for Youth Ministry


Michael Paul Cartledge, PhD Candidate
Erin Raffety, Empirical Research Consultant


Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Author, Speaker, Ordained Minister

Danielle Shroyer, Class of 1999

“To be in a community where I got to hear so many different perspectives—that was profound for me. I’m grateful for the curiosity, for the practice of learning that was cultivated for me at Seminary.”