Get Back to School Help with Sticky Faith

Kara Powell

Back to school.

Three words that yield conflicting emotions for students and parents in your church or ministry.

Not to mention for you.

On the one hand, there’s great excitement over new school supplies, ministry opportunities, and friendships. On the other hand, there are growing concerns over the increased pace of the family and church schedule, homework stress, and new temptations students will face.

The anxiety over back to school would probably even increase if our churches knew that 40-50% of young people who graduate from great ministries and churches drift from God and from the church after graduation.

That’s where FYI comes in.

At FYI we’ve been thinking about your ministry year. In fact we’ve been working for months on three all-new sets of Sticky Faith resources designed to support you throughout the seasons. We’re calling it a Year of Sticky Faith, and we invite you to join us.

Best of all, most everything’s free.

To kick off the Back-to-School season, we’re hosting three 20-minute webcasts on August 7, 8, and 9 from 11-11:20 AM PDT.  In these webcasts we’ll share stories of the impact of Sticky Faith as well as practical ideas youth workers can consider for the next school year.  Each day our team will be joined by other leaders like you from around the country who have been working to put Sticky Faith principles into practice in their contexts. You will hear their great ideas, and we hope that will spark your own even greater ideas for your ministry.

Join us for all three:

Keep an eye on this blog next week for more details and to watch the webcasts!

Published Aug 01, 2012
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.

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