The Forum on Youth Ministry

May 3–5

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Construct: Building Ministry with Young People

Hosted by the Institute for Youth Ministry, the theme for the 2022 Forum event is “Construct: Building Ministry with Young People.” Many of the foundations on which we’ve built our youth ministries have shifted beneath our feet. In the wake (or in the midst) of uncertainty, how is God leading us to construct resilient ministries with young people? What constructs still need to die or be torn down so that fresh frameworks can take shape? What are the tools required for such holy construction? We are aiming to cultivate conversations and collaborations that help leaders identify God’s vision and their resources for rebuilding creative, thoughtful, and justice-oriented ministry with young people.

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Schedule, Speakers, and Offerings

Our schedule, topics, full speaker roster, and all event details can be found on our Sched site, here. Start planning your event schedule today! Please note that you will need to fully register for the event in order to have in-person or online access to the event.

Sneak peek at some of our speakers:

Nate Stucky

Amanda Drury

Georgette Ledgister

Lamar Hardwick

Khristi Adams

Aqueelah Ligonde

Erin Raffety

Michael Paul Cartledge

Kelsey Lambright

Seth Vopat

Katie Douglass

Denise Carrell

Abigail Visco Rusert

Megan DeWald

Carmelle Beaugelin

Location and Accomodations

Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540

Online participation is available (worship, lectures, and Spotlight only).
is required for link access.

There is limited lodging available on campus at the Erdman Center (20 Library Place, Princeton, NJ 08540, 609-497-7990). Please mention Princeton Theological Seminary’s IYM Forum when you book your room.

We have reserved a block of rooms for a reduced rate at the Hilton Garden Inn (1300 Lenox Drive, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648, 609-895-9200). Please mention Princeton Theological Seminary’s IYM Forum when you book your room.

Health Guidelines

Vaccines and a booster are required to attend The Forum on Youth Ministry 2022 on campus. Our health and wellness protocols regarding COVID-19 change based on the guidance of our local health departments officials and numbers of cases in our region. As a result, protocols are fluid and requirements regarding the use of face coverings, distance, and testing may change. For the latest guidelines, click here.

Fees and Registration

Standard Participant - $289
Online Participant
- $49 (partial access to livestreamed portions of the event only)
Princeton Seminary Student - No cost (currently enrolled in a degree program at Princeton Theological Seminary)

Registration Ends: May 2, 2022

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All participants who register and pay registration fees will receive a copy of the Institute for Youth Ministry’s new research report. Standard Participants will receive the report at event check-in, and online participants will have the opportunity to share their mailing address with us during the registration process.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

PhD Student

Isaac Kim, Class of 2015

“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”