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Growing Young: Pastors and Ministry Leaders Seminar

Date Thursday, March 9, 2017
1 - 4 p.m.
FeaturingKara Powell, Ph.D., executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute
Location View maps and directions to The Underground
Instructions for GuestsThe Underground is in Brushaber Commons, Level 2. Enter the Lundquist Community Life Center and follow directional signs. Park in the West Lot or, if the lot is full, park at Anderson Center and take the shuttle to the Community Life Center. The shuttle runs between the two locations every 15 minutes, with Anderson Center pickup times at 12:37 and 12:52 p.m. The last shuttle to return to Anderson Center leaves at 5 p.m.
Cost$29 by February 23; $39 thereafter. Discounts available for Bethel Seminary students and faculty. Seminary alumni who register by the early deadline receive a copy of Kara's book. Registration closes Monday, March 6, at 4 p.m.
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SponsorsBethel University's Office of Church Relations and Bethel Seminary's Work with Purpose Initiative

Event Description

Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church

We’re surrounded by discouraging reports about the aging and decline of churches today. But in the midst of those bare spots, the Fuller Youth Institute team spent the past three years studying the bright spots—congregations that love and are loved by people between the ages of 15 and 29. Through this landmark investigation of more than 250 diverse congregations, FYI uncovered six essential strategies that are key to reaching and retaining teenagers and young adults. This seminar explores those findings as well as stories of churches that are thriving. You’ll leave with a host of doable ideas to help your church right now. Your church doesn’t have to grow old—come discover new ways to grow young!

About our Presenter

Kara Powell, Ph.D., is executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 women to watch,” Kara serves as a youth and family strategist for Orange and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or co-author of a number of books, including Growing Young, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Essential Leadership, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum.


Full refund for those who cancel one week in advance. 50% refund for those who cancel with more than 24 hours' notice. No refund for those who cancel within 24 hours of the event.


Contact the Office of Church Relations at 651.638.6301 (800.255.8706, ext. 6301) or church-relations@bethel.edu.


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