Engaging Youth Culture Today

The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding (CPYU) endeavors to increase the ability of home and church to nurture children and teens into a lifetime of biblically-faithful, whole-life Christian discipleship.

Featured Event

Northeast Youth Ministry Summit
Whether you are a rookie youth worker, seasoned veteran, paid, or volunteer, we invite you and your team to be equipped for ministry, connected in community with your peers, and encouraged in your personal life at the 2024 Northeast Youth Ministry Summit. This four-day ministry training event will be held at the Ligonier Camp and Conference Center, nestled in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania. 

From Our Blog

The Latest on Teens and Social Media

Confession. . . and this one’s easy to admit. I watch “All Creatures Great and Small” on PBS. And, I…
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Discerning Culture. . . And Distress

It was twenty years ago this month that my kids had just about had enough. We had hunkered down together…
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Super Bowl Commercials: We Have An Idea!

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Featured Seminars

Youth Culture 101: Cultural Forces Shaping Children and Teens Today

Our kids are growing up in a world that powerfully shapes and mis-shapes their values, attitudes, and behaviors. What are the major cultural forces that are influencing the worldviews of children and teens today? How can we begin to temper the negative influences that present challenges for Christian parents and youth workers? … Learn more here.

Catechizing 101: Raising Spiritually Healthy Kids In Today’s Youth Culture

Our children and teens are at a unique stage of life where they are making decisions about who they are and what they believe. . . both now and for the rest of their lives. Culture is “catechizing” or teaching them 24/7. The challenge for the Christian home and church is to counter this cultural education with the life-shaping truths of the Gospel. … Learn more here.