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Sticky Faith

Sticky Faith Book
Author : Kara E. Powell,Chap Clark
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2011-10-04
ISBN : 0310591864
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Sticky Faith  Youth Worker Edition Book
Author : Kara Powell,Brad M. Griffin,Cheryl A. Crawford
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2011-10-04
ISBN : 0310889251
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Sticky Faith Service Guide

Sticky Faith Service Guide Book
Author : Kara Powell,Brad M. Griffin
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2016-02-02
ISBN : 0310524210
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Anyone who serves teenagers today knows that more and more young people are eager to make a difference in the world. When students participate in short-term missions, service, and justice causes, parents and youth leaders hope these experiences will lead to real transformation. But research shows that our efforts don’t always stick. If we truly want short-term work to translate into long-term change, leaders and students must spend more time before, during, and after service projects preparing for and processing their experiences. The sessions in this leader’s guide will help you create experiences that stick—both for the students you take and the communities you serve. This guidebook offers a host of practical and field-tested exercises for each phase of your experience, whether it’s a half-day local service project or a two-week trip overseas. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences to gain new insights about themselves, their relationship with God, their teammates, and the world we’re called to love and serve. Each of these steps is a catalyst in helping students apply what they have learned in the field to their own lives back at home. Also included are ideas to help get parents and the whole church engaged in service together. A companion student journal is also available to boost the potential for personal application throughout the journey.

Sticky Faith Teen Curriculum

Sticky Faith Teen Curriculum Book
Author : Kara Powell,Brad M. Griffin
Publisher : HarperChristian Resources
Release : 2012-01-24
ISBN : 0310889286
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family

The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family Book
Author : Kara E. Powell
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2014-08-05
ISBN : 0310338980
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

From Here to Maturity

From Here to Maturity Book
Author : Thomas E. Bergler
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2014-11-26
ISBN : 0802869440
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Many American Christians today are not sure what spiritual maturity is or how to get there. Thomas Bergler has written this accessible guide to help both individuals and whole faith communities to grow spiritually. Bergler claims that spiritual maturity - which he defines as basic competence in the Christian life - is not only desirable but attainable, and he identifies its character from pertinent New Testament passages. He further offers a wealth of practical, research-based guidance for effectively fostering spiritual maturity in Christian believers and entire congregations. -- Publisher.

Poetic Youth Ministry

Poetic Youth Ministry Book
Author : Jason Lief
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2015-04-22
ISBN : 1498202438
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Adoptive Church Youth Family and Culture

Adoptive Church  Youth  Family  and Culture  Book
Author : Chap Clark
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2018-10-16
ISBN : 149341562X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

How Youth Ministry Can Change Theological Education If We Let It

How Youth Ministry Can Change Theological Education    If We Let It Book
Author : Kenda Creasy Dean,Christy Lang Hearlson
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2016-03-29
ISBN : 1467445207
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since 1993, forty-nine theological seminaries have created opportunities for high school students to participate in on-campus High School Theology Programs (HSTPs) that invite them to engage in serious biblical and theological study. Many of the young people who take part in these programs go on to become pastoral or lay leaders in their churches. What has made these programs so successful — especially given the well-documented “crisis of faith” among young people today? In this book thirteen contributors — many of whom have created or led one of these innovative theology programs — investigate answers to this question. They examine the pedagogical practices the HSTPs have in common and explore how they are contributing to the leadership of the church. They then show how the lessons gleaned from these successful programs can help churches, denominations, and seminaries reimagine both theological education and youth ministry.

Faith Forward Volume 3

Faith Forward Volume 3 Book
Author : David Csinos
Publisher : Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
Release : 2018-05-30
ISBN : 1773431404
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In one of his best-known songs, Bruce Cockburn sings about “lovers in a dangerous time.” Well, there’s no doubt that our world is under siege and that we are living in a dangerous time. With massive crises threatening life all over our planet – economic crises, social crises, ecological crises, the list goes on and on – our faith can’t afford to ignore the reality of our diverse and fragile world. Our faith needs to move or inspire us to get our hands not just dirty, but downright bruised and bloody as we work against the tremendous forces of hatred, death, and suffering in our world. That’s what this third volume in the “Faith Forward” series is about. It’s about forming Christian “lovers” in the dangerous time in which we live. It’s about dousing the flames of hatred and suffering in our world by pouring out unconditional, sacrificial love. It’s about having rich and meaningful and difficult conversations about how we can do ministry with children, youth, and families in ways that have the power to heal the world. How can we empower children and youth to disrupt the world with God’s love? How can we empower them to overturn the tables and shatter the walls, and to pour out compassion, and justice, and love in the world? This kind of ministry isn’t easy or popular work. And it isn’t going to pack kids into our church. But it’s truly life-and-death work, and we need to do it as embodiments of God’s hope and healing. Like the other books in this series, Faith Forward Volume 3 collects the wisdom of some the leading “thinkers” and “shakers” and “movers” in the arena of ministry with children and youth, including Alaa Basatneh, Brian D. McLaren, Soong-Chan Rah, Waltrina N. Middleton, Daniel White Hodge, Lisa and Mark Scandrette, Marcia J. Bunge, Leslie Neugent, Ivy Beckwith, Eboo Patel, Almeda M. Wright, and Amy K. Butler.

Youth Ministry in the 21st Century Youth Family and Culture

Youth Ministry in the 21st Century  Youth  Family  and Culture  Book
Author : Chap Clark
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2015-08-11
ISBN : 1441227881
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There are many philosophies and strategies that drive today's youth ministry. To most people, they are variations on a single goal: to make faithful disciples of young people. However, digging deeper into various programs, books, and concepts reveals substantive differences among approaches. Bestselling author Chap Clark is one of the leading voices in youth ministry today. In this multiview work, he brings together a diverse group of leaders to present major views on youth ministry. Chapters are written in essay/response fashion by Fernando Arzola, Greg Stier, Ron Hunter, Brian Cosby, and Chap Clark. As the contributors present their views and respond to each of the other views, they discuss their task and calling, giving readers the resources they need to develop their own approach to youth ministry. Offering a model of critical thinking and respectful dialogue, this volume provides a balanced, irenic approach to a topic with which every church wrestles.

Adoptive Youth Ministry Youth Family and Culture

Adoptive Youth Ministry  Youth  Family  and Culture  Book
Author : Chap Clark
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2016-01-26
ISBN : 149340007X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Kids desperately need healthy, committed adults who can help them thrive in their faith and become active participants in the life of the church. This requires the efforts of the whole faith community. Chap Clark, one of the leading voices in youth ministry today, brings together twenty-four experts from a variety of denominations and traditions to offer a comprehensive introduction to adoptive youth ministry, a theologically driven, academically grounded, and practical youth ministry model. The book shows readers how to integrate emerging generations into the family of faith, helping young adults become active participants in God's redemptive community.

What Your Body Knows About God

What Your Body Knows About God Book
Author : Rob Moll
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2014-10-10
ISBN : 0830896708
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Scientists are now discovering ways that our bodies are designed to connect with God. Award-winning journalist Rob Moll explores the fascinating ways in which our brains and bodies interact with God and spiritual realities, using neuroscience to show how our brains actually change and adapt when engaged in spiritual practices.

Critical Conversations

Critical Conversations Book
Author : Tom Gilson
Publisher : Kregel Publications
Release : 2016-02-27
ISBN : 0825443962
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Christian parents need to be prepared to answer the myriad challenges teens might hear in today’s increasingly pro homosexual culture. “Why shouldn’t gays get married?” “Who says gay sex is wrong?” “Does the Bible actually say there’s anything wrong with homosexuality?” “Don’t you care that kids are being bullied just for being themselves?” To start the discussion, Gilson provides a brief history of the issues beginning with the sexual revolution of the 1960s. He explains how and why cultural attitudes have reversed on this subject in such a short timespan, leaving Christians scrambling for answers. This is perhaps the most complicated and contentious issue Christians face in today’s culture. Most churches are poorly equipped to handle it; parents are even less prepared. The good news is that parents need not have pat answers ready before they dive into conversations with their teens and preteens on this difficult topic. Learning together—parents struggling through these issues alongside their kids and leading them to biblical answers— has relational benefits. Answers are important, though, so manageable, nontechnical answers to common questions surrounding this issue are provided, as well as a guide to further resources.

It Takes a Church to Baptize

It Takes a Church to Baptize Book
Author : Scot McKnight
Publisher : Brazos Press
Release : 2018-08-21
ISBN : 1493414631
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The issue of baptism has troubled Protestants for centuries. Should infants be baptized before their faith is conscious, or does God command the baptism of babies whose parents have been baptized? Popular New Testament scholar Scot McKnight makes a biblical case for infant baptism, exploring its history, meaning, and practice and showing that infant baptism is the most historic Christian way of forming children into the faith. He explains that the church's practice of infant baptism developed straight from the Bible and argues that it must begin with the family and then extend to the church. Baptism is not just an individual profession of faith: it takes a family and a church community to nurture a child into faith over time. McKnight explains infant baptism for readers coming from a tradition that baptizes adults only, and he counters criticisms that fail to consider the role of families in the formation of faith. The book includes a foreword by Todd Hunter and an afterword by Gerald McDermott.

Resilient

Resilient Book
Author : Valerie Bell,Chris Marchand
Publisher : Awana Clubs International
Release : 2019-12-10
ISBN : 1946680648
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As new research continues to show, the cultural gap between secularism and the convictional Church continues to widen. KidMin and youth leaders are asking, "Are we adequately discipling today's kids to lead the future of the church in a culture that's becoming increasingly hostile to the gospel?" For many, the answer is "no," and a new conversation around making Resilient disciples is emerging. Resilient is an honest calling to ask robust questions about the future; it is a timely conversation in the midst of changing cultural landscapes; and it's a love letter to KidMin leaders and disciple makers to walk this road of child discipleship together. Resilient Child Discipleship focuses on three key areas, essential for shaping long-term faith: Belonging - Highly relational ministry led by a loving and caring adult Believing - Deeply Scriptural ministry rooted in the truth of God's Word and the power of the gospel Becoming - Truly experiential ministry, designed to move kids from simulation to real-world application of faith-based living Resilient equips you with an innovative, biblical and proven child discipleship philosophy to build your ministry around - plus practical questions to equip you and your team! Inspires and facilitates the crucial conversation of our time that will shape the future of the church Loaded with content to help your pastor cast vision and elevate the importance of children's ministry Helps cut through the clutter of the many responsibilities of KidMin to get to the most essential and effective aspects of children's ministry that most influence long-term discipleship into adulthood Child discipleship is the leading factor when shaping the future of your church The culture is changing so rapidly and radically that the future is likely to look far different than the world we know today. The children's ministry community has new conversations to explore as we prepare today's kids to lead the fearless future of the church.

3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager

3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager Book
Author : Kara Powell,Brad M. Griffin
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2021-08-03
ISBN : 1493430319
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Today's teenagers are the most anxious, creative, and diverse generation in history--which can make it hard for us to relate. And while every teenager is a walking bundle of questions, three rise above the rest: - Who am I? - Where do I fit? - What difference can I make? Young people struggle to find satisfying and life-giving answers to these questions on their own. They need caring adults willing to lean in with empathy, practice listening, and gently point them in the direction of better answers: they are enough because of Jesus, they belong with God's people, and they are invited into God's greater story. In this book, which is based on new landmark research from the Fuller Youth Institute and combines in-depth interviews with data from 1,200 diverse teenagers, Kara Powell and Brad M. Griffin offer pastors, youth leaders, mentors, and parents practical and proven conversations and connections that help teenagers answer their three biggest questions and reach their full potential.

Sticky Faith Youth Worker Edition

Sticky Faith  Youth Worker Edition Book
Author : Kara Eckmann Powell,Brad M. Griffin,Cheryl A. Crawford
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780310889243
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When the seniors walk out of your ministry and head towards college, do you think they ll be taking their faith along with them? What helps a teen stick with their faith after they ve left the youth group? Here you ll find compelling research and practical ideas to help your students develop a faith that sticks."

Emerging Voices

Emerging Voices Book
Author : Barry L. Saylor
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2020-11-30
ISBN : 1725263688
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recent research has demonstrated a loss of verbalization, or grasp of the Christian language, in the emerging generations of Western Christianity. As contemporary culture rejects Christian identity more and more, subsequent generations are losing the ability to proclaim their faith well. This is particularly troubling for those on the theological campus seeking to train and disciple today’s emerging adults as the next generation of ministers. Emerging Voices attempts to identify factors behind this phenomenon and to map out a better way forward, particularly for the theological campus. As contemporary issues such as the elimination of faith from public discourse and the ubiquitous influence of technology shape students in the years before college, what can be done to reclaim the Christian language for students tasked with preaching the gospel? This project combines a deep dive into some of the leading research regarding religion and spirituality in youth and emerging adulthood, alongside of a focused study group. In uniting these approaches, Emerging Voices attempts to give expression to those who most need to be heard in the coming decades of the Christian church in Western culture.

Learn Children and Young People

Learn  Children and Young People Book
Author : Suzi Farrant ,Church of Scotland
Publisher : Saint Andrew Press
Release : 2018-01-01
ISBN : 071520985X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A further title in the popular and attractive Learn series, this is written for youth leaders, children’s workers, ministers, elders, Sunday school teachers, leaders of uniformed organisations and lay volunteers. It aims to help them explore ways in which they can develop ministry with children and young people in their churches and communities. Experienced youth and children’s workers from a wide variety of contexts offer insight and practical guidelines across an wide variety of topics: Part One: Being Church Together focuses on children and young people and the church community, the Bible, baptism and communion, inter-generational ministry Part Two: Leadership Explores pastoral care, family issues, mental health problems, being an effective leader, reaching and keeping volunteers, developing leadership in children and young people Part Three: Mission and Discipleship looks at faith formation in children and young people, chaplaincy, Fresh Expressions of children’s and youth work, children and young people in social action and in world mission. Learn: Children and Young People has three key emphases: • the importance of thinking theologically • the importance of including children and young people in the community of faith • the importance of skilled and effective leadership Attractively illustrated throughout and enlivened by actual stories of local projects, this is an essential volume for all involved in working with children and young people.