Frequently Asked Questions

Who should I bring to the one-day virtual summits?

We recommend a team of 4-6 from your church attend each virtual summit. Consider including a senior leader (such as a senior pastor, executive pastor, elder, or a similar role), young adults (especially those in the 19-29 year-old range), volunteer leaders, parents, and other voices that might provide valuable input or help you make our Growing Young vision a reality. Participants can join from the same location (as local guidelines allow) or individually from their own location and we will facilitate smaller team discussions using Zoom breakout rooms.

What should I expect at summits?

While an exact schedule will be released approximately 1 month before each summit, a typical summit will start at 8am PST and end no later than 1pm PST. Expect a variety of different formats. Our experts will lead interactive training sessions mixed in with team time and connection opportunities with other churches.

Who will my coach be?

Before the first summit, you will be assigned to one of our experienced Growing Young coaches who will guide you through the nine-month cohort. Coaches will meet one-on-one with churches as well as bring point leaders together for coaching group discussions. They will also be guiding discussions at each summit.

How much does the cohort cost?

Early bird registration for those who register by July 31 is $1,749, and the full price is $1,999. Registration closes on September 15. 

A $499 deposit holds your spot. Remaining installments will be due on September 30 ($750), and January 31, 2022 (remaining balance). If you pay in full before the September 15 registration deadline, your total registration will be $1,749.

Do you have payment plans?

Yes! You’ll pay a deposit of $499 when you register. Then, remaining installments will be due on September 30 ($750) and January 30, 2021 (remaining balance). However, if you pay in full before the September 15 registration deadline, your total registration will be $1,749. Upon registration, the FYI team will contact you with more payment plan details. 

Do you have scholarship options?

Yes we do! Depending on the financial needs of each church/organization, FYI will provide a partial scholarship. If the registration cost is preventing you from participating in the cohort, please complete this scholarship application.

 How do I know if the Growing Young Cohort is right for me?

You have a handful—or even hundreds—of teenagers and young adults in your congregation, but you’re not sure what to do with them. They are excited to go deeper, and you know they’re looking for opportunities. You need a strategy, and you’re ready to get to work.

 Honestly, teenagers and young adults are missing from your congregation. On top of that, they seem to intimidate—or even turn off—a decent portion of your current attendees. But you’ve come to terms with the fact that if you don’t start growing young, your church might not be around for much longer. Something has to change.

 Your church offers decent young adult programs and you’re feeling good about your team’s ability to innovate. But you’re way too busy and are having trouble cultivating that coveted innovation opportunity among your church team. You’re ready to try something new.

 There are a few young people who show up at your church, but you don’t really know why. You wish you could get to know them, but taking that first step makes you more nervous than the time you asked out your first date. But you’re determined to engage with them. You and your team want to build ministry capacity and confidence. You just need a little help.

How much time will Growing Young in a Changing World require of me and my team?

Growing Young is more than a new program or event—it is a process of culture change that takes time and energy to implement. Churches that invest more time into their cohort are also typically the churches that see the most progress. The following schedule outlines some of the time commitment the typical church will give during the cohort.


  • 90 min. Launch Webinar (9/14 1-2:30pm PT)
  • 60 min. – Team Meeting


  • 5 hrs. – Summit #1 (10/21 9am-2pm PT)
  • 30-60 min. – Coaching Call
  • 4-6 hrs. – Team Meetings


  • 1 hr. – Coachinar
  • 4-6 hrs. – Team Meetings


  • 2 hrs. Listening Project
  • 1 hr. – Team Meeting


  • 75 min. – GYCW Webinar 
  • 2 hrs. – Listening Project
  • 2 hrs. – Team Meetings


  • 5 hrs. – Summit #2 (2/24 9am-2pm PT)
  • 30-60 min. – Coaching Call #2
  • 2 hrs. – Team Meetings


  • 75 min. – GYCW Webinar
  • 2 hrs. – Team Meetings


  • 75 min. – GYCW Webinar
  • 30-60 min. – Coaching Call #3
  • 2 hrs. – Team Meetings


  • 5 hrs. – Summit #1 (5/19 9am-2pm PT)
  • 2 hrs. – Team Meetings

What do I get when I join a cohort?

  • 3 Digital Summits where you’ll learn from ministry experts ($1500 in value)
  • FREE access to our comprehensive Growing Young church assessment tool ($1000 in value)
  • 9 months of personalized coaching with experts addressing today’s most pressing conversations ($600 in value)
  • Regular training webinars with FYI researchers and leaders ($1500 in value)
  • In-depth online training course on the 6 Core Commitments ($125 in value)
  • Downloadable Growing Young Video Curriculum to help spread your Growing Young Vision ($100 in value)


  • Connection with an exclusive community of fellow cohort churches
  • Membership access for up to six of your church volunteers and leaders

Total value: $4,825

Right Now: $1,749

For a limited time only!
Register now for an early discount price of $1,749.

Save your seat with a deposit of $499. 

Regular price is $1,999.

Early discount ends 7/31. Registration closes on 9/1. 

Have questions about Growing Young in a Changing World?

Contact Zach, cohort director for the Fuller Youth Institute.