Youth Theological Initiative - Research

What are young people thinking about God and God’s relationship to the world? How can adults help them reflect faithfully upon the world, their lives, and the ways they might identify and use their gifts for the benefit of the world? Since our beginning in 1993, YTI has conducted research into the theological perspectives of youth, research that enables us to better understand young people and to work with them in ways that can enable them to live more fully into their gifts and commitments. Out of this research comes the Youth Ministry Alternatives, a YTI-sponsored book series published through Pilgrim Press.  Additional works based on YTI research have also been published recently through Wipf and Stock.

Many of these books can be purchased at a discounted rate from YTI.  Email us at for details.