Sticky Faith by Kara E. Powell

Sticky Faith
  • Author : Kara E. Powell
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2011-10-04
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780310591863
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Most parents would give anything to anchor their children with a vibrant faith that “sticks” and continues to mature long-term. Yet despite this deep desire, research indicates that approximately 40-50% of high school seniors drift from their faith after graduation. In response to this problem, the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) has launched the College Transition Project, a national longitudinal study following 400 high school seniors during their first three years in college. This provocative and needed research is geared to spark a movement that empowers parents, churches, leaders, and adults of all ages to develop robust and long-term faith in kids.

Sticky Faith Youth Worker Edition by Kara Powell

Sticky Faith  Youth Worker Edition
  • Author : Kara Powell
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2011-10-04
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780310889250
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Many of the statistics you read about teenagers and faith can be alarming. Recent studies show that 40-50 percent of kids who are connected to a youth group throughout their senior year will fail to stick with their faith in college. As youth workers are pouring their time and energy into the students in their ministries, they are often left wondering if they’ve done enough to equip their students to carry their faith into adulthood. Fuller Youth Institute has done extensive research in the area of youth ministry and teenage development. In Sticky Faith, the team at FYI presents youth workers with both a theological/philosophical framework and practical programming ideas that develop long-term faith in teenagers. Each chapter presents a summary of FYI’s quantitative and qualitative research, along with the implications of this research, including program ideas suggested and tested by youth ministries nationwide. This resource will give youth pastors what they need to help foster a faith that sticks with all the teenagers in their group long after they’ve left the youth room.

The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family by Kara E. Powell

The Sticky Faith Guide For Your Family
  • Author : Kara E. Powell
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780310338987
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The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Unique Family addresses one of the top current concerns about youth and the church: the reality that nearly half of all young people raised in Christian families walk away from their faith when they graduate from high school. That’s the bad news. But here’s the good news: research also shows that parents are one of the primary influences on their child’s faith. This book arises from the innovative, research-based, and extensively field-tested project known as “Sticky Faith,” designed to equip parents with insights and ideas for nurturing long-term faith in children and young people. Because of the Fuller Youth Institute’s six years of research with more than 500 young people, 100 churches, and 50 families, four of this guidebook’s unique qualities make it a “must have” for families eager to point their young people toward long-term faith. First, it’s grounded in sophisticated, academically verified data. While Dr. Powell is a parent of three children who authentically weaves her own experiences throughout the book, the chapter topics correlate with parenting principles proven in national research. Second, it is positive. Amid gloomy and theoretical resources, this book leaves parents empowered and hopeful that even little tweaks to their family rhythms can make a big difference. Third, it is practical. Readers get what they want most: more than 100 ideas from other parents they can try today, this week, or this month. Fourth, its “guidebook” format is accessible. For busy parents who don’t have time and inclination to read, this format is a welcome resource that they can return to time and time again for fresh ideas and inspiration.

Sticky Faith Launch Kit by Kara Eckmann Powell

Sticky Faith Launch Kit
  • Author : Kara Eckmann Powell
  • Publisher : Sticky Faith
  • Release Date : 2013-09-01
  • Categories : Child rearing
  • ISBN : 061586144X
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The explosive growth of the Sticky Faith movement marks the dawning of a new era in ministry with young people. An increasing number of youth workers, pastors, and parents are responding to the mass exodus of teenagers and young adults from the church by embracing Sticky Faith principles and practices (see stickyfaith.org). But Sticky Faith is not a "quick fix" solution. Changing the way your church equips young people is a process that can take months and even years, and it looks different in each unique ministry context. Through our intensive work with churches from across North America, the Fuller Youth Institute team has developed a pathway to help you lead change in your ministry. Now we've made these proven tools available to any leader who wants to launch Sticky Faith in their own congregation. Much more than a book, this field guide puts tools in your hands for the next 180 days with four key groups: your core team, volunteers, parents, and the entire church. Complete with training resources and a host of videos and digital downloads, you'll be ready to make changes that stick.

Sticky Faith by Group Publishing

Sticky Faith
  • Author : Group Publishing
  • Publisher : Group Publishing (Company)
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Categories : Big churches
  • ISBN : 0764437119
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Transform every sermon into a family-friendly, everyone-engaged, nobody-fidgeting experience. Just add one of these 3- to 5-minute activities and you'll see children sit up...lean forward...and hang on every word. Which means parents and other grown-ups will be more attentive, too. You get 52 activities that... require little or no prep complement common sermon themes or passages make for memorable learning for kids...and adults! Plus, with each Sticky Faith activity you'll get... an already-designed bulletin insert for families to take home suggestions for objects to display--to keep things visually interesting Use Sticky Faith for Sunday services...children's sermons...anywhere you want to capture kids' attention and engage entire families! Bonus: The Pastor's Guide to Connecting With Kids. Learn how to craft sermons that capture the attention of children - without losing the interest of adults. You can do it - and we'll show you how! CD contains 52 ready-to-use, family-friendly bulletin inserts!

Sticky Faith Teen Curriculum by Kara E. Powell

Sticky Faith Teen Curriculum
  • Author : Kara E. Powell
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2012-01-24
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780310889281
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Both national leaders with broad spheres of influence as well as local, grassroots practitioners are waking up to the reality that 50% of their graduating seniors struggle deeply with their faith in college. Offering a few special “Senior Seminars” or giving seniors a “graduation Bible” and hoping for the best are both too little and too late. FYI’s research confirms that it’s never too early to start developing faith that continues to grow and lasts. Sticky Faith gives youth workers both a theological/philosophical framework and a host of practical programming ideas that develop long-term faith in teenagers.

Sticky Faith Service Guide Student Journal by Kara E. Powell

Sticky Faith Service Guide  Student Journal
  • Author : Kara E. Powell
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780310524243
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So you’re on fire, you want to make a difference, you want to change the world…but how? Signing up for a service project or mission trip is a great first step. But you probably have a lot of questions. Are you ready for the different cultures you may encounter? How are you going to really connect with the people you serve? And what about when you come home—how do you make sense of all the things you’ve experienced? Will any of it make a lasting difference for anyone? It turns out that if you really want to change the world, you have to change too. The only way that’s going to happen is if you spend time before, during, and after your trip preparing for and processing your work. This Journal will help you think about: • Why you’re going • The people you’re serving • Your relationship with your teammates • How God factors into your service project • The impact your experience has had on you • How you can keep making a difference back at home If you think you’re fired up to serve now, just wait! This hands-on Journal will equip you to serve in a way that sticks—both for you and those you serve.

Can I Ask That by Jim Candy

Can I Ask That
  • Author : Jim Candy
  • Publisher : Sticky Faith
  • Release Date : 2014-03-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0991488008
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Teenagers are tired of vague or nonexistent answers to their tough questions about God, the Bible, and Christianity. Just when they're capable of diving into the deep end of their faith, all too often the church keeps them splashing around in shallow waters. As eight years of Sticky Faith research on teenagers has shown, it's not doubt or hard questions that are toxic to faith. It's silence. The trusted voice of the Fuller Youth Institute and proven best practices from churches around the country converge to provide you with tools both to start conversations about hard questions, as well as to lead students toward discovering their own faith convictions.

Poetic Youth Ministry by Jason Lief

Poetic Youth Ministry
  • Author : Jason Lief
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015-04-22
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781498202442
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Current research shows what many in the Christian community already know: young people are leaving the church. This raises important questions: Why are young people leaving? How can the church respond? Some have responded to this issue out of a posture of fear and anxiety, trying to find new ways to strengthen doctrinal beliefs or practices of faith formation and discipleship. What if the best response isn't to strengthen our theology or tighten our hold on the lives of young people? What if the best response is a posture of love that lets young people go? Using the insights of philosopher Charles Taylor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Poetic Youth Ministry argues that the church must take seriously the formative power of social and cultural patterns that shape the social imaginaries of young people. Rather than seeing the problem as young people abandoning faith, the Christian community should see the issue as young people exchanging one form of faith for another. This allows the church to approach the issue from a posture of love, calling young people to embrace their identity in the new humanity revealed in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Growing Young by Kara Powell

Growing Young
  • Author : Kara Powell
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781493405824
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Unleashing the Passion of Young People in Your Church Is Possible! Churches are losing both members and vitality as increasing numbers of young people disengage. Based on groundbreaking research with over 250 of the nation's leading congregations, Growing Young provides a strategy any church can use to involve and retain teenagers and young adults. It profiles innovative churches that are engaging 15- to 29-year-olds and as a result are growing--spiritually, emotionally, missionally, and numerically. Packed with both research and practical ideas, Growing Young shows pastors and ministry leaders how to position their churches to engage younger generations in a way that breathes vitality, life, and energy into the whole church. Visit www.churchesgrowingyoung.org for more information.

Faith on a Sticky Note by Mark Mckinney

Faith On A Sticky Note
  • Author : Mark Mckinney
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-11-17
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 1683145399
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Do you ever doubt your faith in God because you never had that one defining "salvation moment" that other Christians talk about - you know the one where you drop to your knees, plead to be saved, then receive a feeling, vision, or some other heavenly sign of confirmation? This is exactly how author Mark McKinney felt, until he faced the daunting task of going public with his Christian testimony. Enter: the sticky note. Over the last several decades, the sticky note has become a hallmark of modern life. Reminders, schedules, even love notes have been relegated to these small paper squares, which we tack onto the computer monitor, the refrigerator, or the dashboard. Little do we know that in posting them, we leave veritable paper trails - mini-documentaries of what we do, what is important to us, and what defines us as people. In Faith on a Sticky Note, McKinney uses this idea to relay how he discovered his faith, tracking down the "spiritual sticky notes" of his life, then piecing them together like a puzzle. "I never had my moment..." he writes. "I had many moments." Through the heartwarming, personal accounts of his father's battle with alchoholism and eventual death, McKinney reminds us that faith, like life, in not made in a single defining moment, but rather in everyday situations attuned to God's perfect timing.

Adoptive Church Youth Family and Culture by Chap Clark

Adoptive Church  Youth  Family  And Culture
  • Author : Chap Clark
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781493415625
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Teens and emerging adults don't feel at home in the church because they are not fully included in the church body. How can congregations nurture young adults, welcome them as siblings into God's household, and empower them to become fully embedded contributors within and to their faith community? Integrating the latest research on adolescent faith and young adult ministry for the local church, this book presents a new way of thinking about youth ministry. Chap Clark offers today's youth leaders highly practical principles based on his extensive experience, showing how they can implement a sustainable youth ministry program in their local church. He presents the adoptive youth ministry model as a way to help congregations see youth ministry as a bridge to inclusion, participation, and contribution in the body of Christ. Clark's comprehensive plan for designing and implementing youth ministry shows churches how to intentionally welcome young people and create an environment where they belong.

Sticky Church by Larry Osborne

Sticky Church
  • Author : Larry Osborne
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2008-12-30
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780310312994
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In Sticky Church, author and pastor Larry Osborne makes the case that closing the back door of your church is even more important than opening the front door wider. He offers a time-tested strategy for doing so: sermon-based small groups that dig deeper into the weekend message and tightly velcro members to the ministry. It’s a strategy that enabled Osborne’s congregation to grow from a handful of people to one of the larger churches in the nation—without any marketing or special programming.Sticky Church tells the inspiring story of North Coast Church’s phenomenal growth and offers practical tips for launching your own sermon-based small group ministry. Topics include: Why stickiness is so importantWhy most of our discipleship models don’t work very wellWhy small groups always make a church more honest and transparentWhat makes groups grow deeper and sticker over timeSticky Church is an ideal book for church leaders who want to start or retool their small group ministry—and velcro their congregation to the Bible and each other.

The Foundation of Communion with God by Ryan M. McGraw

The Foundation Of Communion With God
  • Author : Ryan M. McGraw
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-09-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 1601783396
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"The Foundation of Communion with God" introduces readers to the trinitarian piety of John Owen (1616 1683). Ryan McGraw's introduction to Owen sketches the major events of this important theologian's life and shows how his circumstances shaped his thought on the themes of the Trinity and public worship. The second part of the book presents forty-one brief selections from Owen's writings that trace his thoughts on knowing God as triune, Scripture and worship, heavenly-mindedness, and covenant and church. Appendixes provide readers with a chronological list of Owen's writings and a guide to them for those who wish to delve deeper into Owen's writings. Series Description Seeking, then, both to honor the past and yet not idolize it, we are issuing these books in the series Profiles in Reformed Spirituality. The design is to introduce the spirituality and piety of the Reformed Profiles in Reformed Spirituality tradition by presenting descriptions of the lives of notable Christians with select passages from their works. This combination of biographical sketches and collected portions from primary sources gives a taste of the subjects' contributions to our spiritual heritage and some direction as to how the reader can find further edification through their works. It is the hope of the publishers that this series will provide riches for those areas where we are poor and light of day where we are stumbling in the deepening twilight. Editor Ryan M. McGraw is pastor of First Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Sunnyvale, California; research associate, university of the Free State; adjunct professor of systematic theology, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Growing With by Kara Powell

Growing With
  • Author : Kara Powell
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781493415298
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Many parents of a teenager or young adult feel as though they're guessing about what to do next--with mixed results. We want to stay connected with our maturing child, but we're not sure how. And deep down, we fear our child doesn't want or need us. Based on brand-new research and interviews with remarkable families, Growing With equips parents to take steps toward their teenagers and young adults in a mutual journey of intentional growth that trusts God to transform them all. By highlighting three groundbreaking family strategies, authors Kara Powell and Steven Argue show parents that it's never too early or too late to - accept the child you have, not the child you wish you had - work toward solutions rather than only identifying problems - develop empathy that nudges rather than judges - fight for your child, not against them - connect your children with a faith and church big enough to handle their doubts and struggles - dive into tough discussions about dating, career, and finances - and unleash your child's passions and talents to change our world For any parent who longs for their kids to keep their roots even as they spread their wings, Growing With offers practical help and hope for the days--and years--ahead.

stickyJesus by Toni Birdsong

 StickyJesus
  • Author : Toni Birdsong
  • Publisher : Abingdon Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781426754128
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@stickyjesus is a fusion of discipleship, faith sharing, marketing, and a Get Started 101 on Twitter, Facebook and blogging. @stickyjesus lays out the current day reality—the good, the bad, and the ugly—and challenges Christ followers to regain our God-given dominion on earth, which includes the Internet. With knowledge, skills, and Holy Spirit guidance, we encourage believers to dig in and learn how to navigate this online world together—and give Christ a voice in the online world. The book also includes personal testimonies. Most are from everyday people impacting others’ lives and culture online for Christ. These are real people and ministries (about a dozen) making a difference because they walk, talk and connect differently online. They are living out their faith before others unashamed. The authors’ desire is that this project will equip and empower Christ followers and get them excited about sharing their faith online.

A Faith of Their Own by Lisa Pearce

A Faith Of Their Own
  • Author : Lisa Pearce
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-07
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0199792844
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Adding to the contributions made by Soul Searching and Souls in Transition--two books which revolutionized our understanding of the religious lives of young Americans--Lisa Pearce and Melinda Lundquist Denton here offer a new portrait of teenage faith. Drawing on the massive National Study of Youth and Religion's telephone surveys and in-depth interviews with more than 120 youth at two points in time, the authors chart the spiritual trajectory of American adolescents and young adults over a period of three years. Turning conventional wisdom on its head, the authors find that religion is an important force in the lives of most--though their involvement with religion changes over time, just as teenagers themselves do. Pearce and Denton weave in fascinating portraits of actual youth to give depth to mere numerical rankings of religiosity, which tend to prevail in large studies. One teenager might rarely attend a service, yet count herself profoundly religious; another might be deeply involved in a church's social world, yet claim to be "not, like, deep into the faith." They provide a new set of qualitative categories--Abiders, Assenters, Adapters, Avoiders, and Atheists--quoting from interviews to illuminate the shading between them. And, with their three-year study, they offer a rich understanding of the dynamic nature of faith in young people's lives during a period of rapid change in biology, personality, and social interaction. Not only do degrees of religiosity change, but so does its nature, whether expressed in institutional practices or personal belief. By presenting a new model of religious development and change, illustrated with compelling personal accounts of real teenagers, Pearce and Denton offer parents, scholars, and religious leaders a new guide for understanding religious development in teens.

Faith Begins at Home by Mark Holmen

Faith Begins At Home
  • Author : Mark Holmen
  • Publisher : Gospel Light Publications
  • Release Date : 2007-09-04
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0830738134
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A book for parents that will inspire, motivate and equip them to establish their home as the primary place where faith is nurtured. This book is filled with inspirational stories and practical ideas that families can begin implementing today to bring Christ and Christ-like living into the center of their home. This resource isa perfect gift to give to new parents and it also has discussion questions at the end of each chapter which also makes it a perfect resource for family small groups.

Building a Youth Ministry that Builds Disciples by Duffy Robbins

Building A Youth Ministry That Builds Disciples
  • Author : Duffy Robbins
  • Publisher : Zondervan/Youth Specialties
  • Release Date : 2012-01-24
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780310890737
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While most youth pastors are being regularly evaluated (or even scrutinized) for what they’re doing right now in the youth group, the reality is that the most important thing they are doing won’t actually be evident until much later. That’s because the biggest challenge for any youth ministry is helping teens embrace a whole-hearted devotion to God that lasts far beyond their years in the youth room. Unfortunately, much of youth ministry seems to be designed on the model of setting teenagers up for a “date” with God—a delightful evening that involves music, laughter, food, and light conversation. But what scripture calls us to is not a “one-night stand” with God, but a lifelong love of God that endures.Youth ministry educator and veteran, Duffy Robbins, offers youth workers a blueprint for building that kind of faith in teenagers. In this concise book, ideal for busy youth workers, they’ll be equipped to build a youth ministry that instills that lasting faith in its students.

Dreaming of More for the Next Generation by Michelle Anthony

Dreaming Of More For The Next Generation
  • Author : Michelle Anthony
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Release Date : 2012-06-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781434705365
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Filled with stories from one ministry professional to another, Dreaming of More for the Next Generation includes practical ways to equip parents to partner with the church in faith formation, inspiration and ideas for incorporating remembrance and celebration, creative ways to motivate children and teenagers to step out of their comfort zones and rely on the Holy Spirit, and insight into how God uses each person’s life as part of a unique story that is told throughout the generations.