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Lately I’ve been reading a lot of parenting blogs, family ministry books, and research on raising kids. One of the threads of thinking and research that I have seen is the recommendation that parents need to share their mistakes with their kids.
This guest post is from Lisa Evans, Student Ministries Director at the Highway Community Church in Mountain View, CA. When we signed up for the 2012 Sticky Faith Cohort, we knew it would change our youth ministry. None of us anticipated how much it would also impact our entire church staff dynamic, breaking silos and fostering more collaboration than ever.
Despite all that was already great about camp, something different happened this summer. Our senior pastor came with us. I’m sure I looked surprised, because he emphasized that he was serious, and that he even wanted to ride on the bus.
Teenagers are tired of vague, superficial, or nonexistent answers to their tough questions about God, the Bible, and Christianity. Just when they’re capable of diving into the deep end of their faith, all too often the church keeps them splashing around in shallow waters. As eight years of Sticky Faith research has shown, it’s not doubt or hard questions that are toxic to faith. It’s silence.
The trusted voice of the Fuller Youth Institute and proven best practices from churches around the country converge to provide you tools both to start conversations about hard questions, as well as to lead students toward discovering their own faith convictions.
Designed for use in small groups alongside the Can I Ask That Student Guide, these 8 sessions tackle the following tough questions:
Can I trust the Bible?
Does the Bible contradict itself?
Can I be a Christian and believe in evolution?
Does God discriminate against women?
Is Jesus really the only way to God?
What does the Bible say about being gay?
Does God endorse violence?
How can I follow a God who would let Christians do such bad things?
Teenagers are asking these questions with or without you.
Let it be with you.
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The explosive growth of the Sticky Faith movement marks the dawning of a new era in ministry with young people. An increasing number of youth leaders, pastors, and parents are embracing Sticky Faith principles and practices as a response to the mass exodus of teenagers and young adults from the church (see stickyfaith.org). But Sticky Faith is not a quick fix solution. Through our intensive work with churches nationwide, the FYI team has developed a proven process to help you lead change in your ministry. Much more than a book, this field guide puts tools in your hands for the next 180 days.Order Online