Sticky Faith Seminar Calvary

Sticky Faith Seminar Calvary
Date Thursday, March 9, 2017
7 - 8:30 p.m.
FeaturingKara E. Powell, Ph.D., executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute
Location Calvary Church, White Bear Campus, 4604 Greenhaven Drive, White Bear Township, MN 55127
Calvary Church, White Bear Campus, 4604 Greenhaven Drive, White Bear Township, MN 55127
Instructions for GuestsChildcare is not provided.
SponsorsOffice of Church Relations and Calvary Church

Event Description

Roughly 50% of students walk away from the church after they graduate from high school. In response to this problem, the Fuller Youth Institute conducted a study to follow more than 500 high school seniors during their first three years in college. The study's goal was to understand the dynamics of youth group graduates after they transition to college and to identify the relationships and best practices in youth ministries, churches, and families that can help set students on a trajectory of lifelong faith and service.

Bottom line: it’s never too early or too late to start developing faith that will continue to grow and last.

In this seminar on “sticky faith,” Kara will give parents and youth leaders both a theological framework and a host of practical relationship and programming ideas to develop long-term faith in teenagers. 

About Our Speaker

Kara received her M.Div. from Bethel Seminary San Diego in 1994. She is currently the executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. Named by Christianity Today on their Women to Watch list, Kara is the author or co-author of 5 Sticky Faith books or curricula (2011-2014), Can I Ask That? 2: More Hard Questions about God and Faith (2015), Essential Leadership: Training Onramps for Your Youth Ministry Team (2010), Deep Justice Journeys (2009), Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum (2009), Deep Justice in a Broken World (2008), Deep Ministry in a Shallow World (2006), Help! I'm a Woman in Youth Ministry (2004), and Mirror, Mirror (2003). Kara is also a regular speaker at Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Conventions, the Orange Conference, the Simply Youth Ministry Conference, and other retreats and conferences across the country.


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