Kara Powell

Kara Powell, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. As a youth ministry veteran of over 20 years, she serves as an Advisor to Youth Specialties. Named by Christianity Today as one of "50 Women You Should Know", Kara is the author or co-author of a number of books including Sticky Faith, Essential Leadership, Deep Justice Journeys, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum.

On the Web:

Twitter: @kpowellfyi

Sticky Faith Resources from Kara Powell:

Parents Start Here
Sticky Faith Every Day Curriculum

Forming Sticky Faith Every Day: New Series Starts in January
8-Week Curriculum and More

Leading Through Conflict
How Tensions Can Change Your Ministry…and Change You, Too

How Can My Struggles Help My Faith Stick?
Free Student Curriculum Sample

How Do I See Myself After Graduation?
Free Student Curriculum Sample

More Than the Red Bull Rip Off
The Sticky Gospel

Sticky Changes
Becoming trail guides into new territory

Silence is Not Golden
The Why and How of Sticky Faith Conversations at Home

The Church Sticking Together
The Vital Role of Intergenerational Relationships in Fostering Sticky Faith

I Doubt It
Allowing Space for Questions

40+ Ways to Build Sticky Faith in Your Grandkids
Tips for Senior Adults

What Makes Faith Stick During College?
Research Release

Moving Away from the Kid Table
A Bigger Vision of Church

Help for Stressed Out Families
Research Brief

Have You Sent a College Student a Care Package Lately?

Best Price on Sticky Faith E-Books Ever

How Prepared Are Your Students for College?

Free Webcast with Mark Yaconelli (Rescheduled!)

Sticky Faith Senior Transition Young Life Webcast

Sticky Faith and Deep Justice Combine in Blessings Bucks

Free Webcast with Margaret Feinberg Today

Exciting Sticky Faith Highlights from 2012

What if Your Ministry Year Wasn’t What You Had Hoped?

An Inspiring Sticky Faith story about Keith

Why are People in Your Church and Ministry Slow to Change?

Mom, Why Didn’t You Put Any Money in the Offering? The Downside of Automatic Withdrawal

A Simple But Underused Key in Building Sticky Faith:  Your Own Testimony

Does Going to College Kill Your Faith?

Blue Like Jazz + Sticky Faith Giveaway Contest

Get Back to School Help with Sticky Faith

Inspired by a True Story:  What You Can Do When a Young Person Drifts

Thank You From FYI!

Twelve More Days to Double Your Impact

Sticky Faith, The Power of Community, and the "C Word"

The Questions of Young People:  A Great Opportunity

A Sticky Faith Birthday Gift

What Happens When an Oklahoman and a Uruguayan Talk About Sticky Faith?

What Do We Actually Do in Our Intergenerational Small Group?

Your Gift DOUBLES to put Sticky Faith into Action

Time:  A Powerful 4 Letter Word

Bringing Healing Through Sticky Faith

Celebrate the Movement

Eliminating the Kids Table is No Picnic

Become a Part of the Sticky Faith Movement

Concert Across Generations

How to Get More Parents to Parent Events

Sticky Faith Parent Curriculum Sample Session

What We Learn About Sticky Faith from College Freshmen

Sharing Good News:  A Tale of Two Sticky Faith E-mails

Kara Powell at Mars Hill Grand Rapids

Parents, Don’t Believe Your Kids If They Say This

The NFL Challenge Flag in Our Families

How close is your small group?

Quick FAQs about the New Sticky Faith Parent DVD Curriculum

To Stay or to Leave

Gift Bibles with a Twist

97-Year-Olds are Not Exempt

Could God Love You Less?

What a Lit Candle Can Mean to Students

The Stresses of College Life

Preparing for Questions

One Church Board’s Response to Sticky Faith

Baby Steps Toward Change

What’s the largest youth ministry in the world?

Live Webcast Today

Canceling 12 Weeks of Youth Group

What Advice Do You Have For Me?

Why Are Teenagers and Emerging Adults So Flaky?

What Matters in Parenting and Leadership

Research Surprises

Sticky Faith Cliff Notes 15-Minute Podcast

Sticky Faith Cliff Notes 5-Minute Podcast

Begin With the End in Mind

Words to Grads as They Transition

A Trip with Your Senior Pastor

Some Go, Some Stay

Do High School and College Students View Alcohol as Liquid Courage?

What is Sticky Faith, Anyway?


You Make the Call
What College Freshmen Need to Hear from their Youth Pastors

Better Communication with Your Kids

Riding the Highs and Lows of Teenage Faith Development
The Importance of Moratorium

Your God Is Too Small
Charting Students’ Changing Views of God

Soul Searching Panel

Beyond ‘Turn That Thing Off!’
Elevating the Gaming Conversation Between Parents and Kids

Derek Melleby Interview

Chuck Bomar Interview

Tony Jones Interview

What Type of Students Are We Developing?
The State of Our Seniors