For Parents and Leaders:

Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding is a nonprofit organization committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers.

Sticky Faith
Sticky Faith gives parents and leaders both a theological /philosophical framework and a host of practical relationship and programming ideas that develop long-term faith in teenagers.

For Leaders:

Simply Youth Ministry (affiliated with Group, Inc.)
Simply Youth Ministry is here to equip, connect, and recharge youth workers with the tools, relationships, and confidence they need to help teenagers develop a committed relationship with Jesus Christ.

LeaderTreks: Partnering with Youth Workers to Develop Student Leaders
Leadership development for students and youth workers, includes curriculum, resources, training events and trips.

International Justice Mission 
International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to secure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to ensure that public justice systems – police, courts and laws – effectively protect the poor. is one of the largest organizations in the US for teens and social change. We love teens. They are creative, active, wired…and frustrated that our world is so messed up. harnesses that awesome energy and unleashes it on causes teens care about. Almost every week, we launch a new national campaign. The call to action is always something that has a real impact and doesn’t require money, an adult, or a car.

Life in Student Ministry: Conversations Among Youth Workers
Dedicated to facilitating discussions among Christian youth workers about youth ministry. Includes a free e-book (130 Youth Ministry Tips and Ideas; see Store tab) and many other free resources.

For Youth:

To Write Love on Her Arms
To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.


The inclusion of an organization on this list does not mean that MCC
and its youth ministry endorse all ideas included on their website.
If you have questions about anything you find, please feel free to contact Becky Schroeder
at [email protected] or 245-9793.