The Journal of Youth and Theology is a peer-reviewed academic journal. Click here to access the journal online.
 The 2015 IASYM International Conference will be held at the London School of Theology, 3-6 January. Click for details.
The aim of the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry (IASYM) is to support and develop the professionalisation of youth ministry around the world. Click for more information.
Call For Papers: Youth Work Symposium @ University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)

It is a pleasure to invite you to participate in our third Youth work symposium, 4-5 September 2014 Faculty of Theology, University of Stellenbosch.  The theme for this year is: Youth as agents of change/ transformation.

Youth are sometimes viewed as problems that needs intervention on different levels and therefore their inherent dignity and potential are not appreciated. This negative perception of youth influence how they are treated and even ministry is done with youth. The following subthemes could be addressed in your papers:

       A theological anthropology  of youth

       Agency of Youth

       How technology could enhance youth agency

       Human dignity and youth work

       Theological frameworks that guides and informs youth work/ youth ministry

Please send an abstract of not more than 250 words to Anita Cloete and Shantelle Weber at  before or on 21 July 2014. Please note that no abstracts will be accepted after this date. You will receive feedback on your abstract within a week.

The abstract must have:

       a clear heading

        outline of the paper

       indication of  the main arguments

We are looking forward to hear from you.


Anita Cloete 021-8082614

Shantelle Weber 021-8082186

Conference Costs - London 2015

Registration for the 2015 International Conference will be open soon. Information on the cost of conference registration and accommodation packages are now available. 

There are a limited number of bursaries available for students and those coming from developing countries.  Please email with your request of questions concerning bursaries.  

London 2015: Imagination and Knowledge in Youth Ministry Research

The next International Conference of the association will be held at the London School of Theology from Saturday, 3 January to Tuesday, 6 January, 2015.


Upcoming Events

We are pleased to announce that the next European conference will be held in Ceske Budejovice (Budweis), the Czech Republic,
23-26 April 2014

Our next international biennial conference will be held in the United Kingdom, 3-6 January 2015.

Past Conferences

Click here to access information on past conferences including:

  • Cambridge, UK, 2013
  • Tallinn, Estonia, 2012
  • Pretoria, South Africa, 2011
  • Mesnali, Norway 2010
  • Cambridge, UK 2009
  • Cambridge, UK 2007