You want kids to follow Christ.
You want your kids to follow Christ.
And yet between 40-50% of students who are active in the church in their senior year of high school will drift away from the church as young adults.
Kara Powell’s decade long research project sheds light—and hope—on a growing problem for parents and church leaders.
Welcome to Episode 4 of the podcast.
Guest Links: Kara Powell
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Links Mentioned in This Episode
The links and resources mentioned in this episode include:
Sticky Faith by Kara Powell and Chap Clark
The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family by Kara Powell
Sticky Faith, Youth Worker Edition by Kara Powell, Brad M. Griffin and Cheryl E. Crawford
3 Things You Can Do Right Away
Kara’s interview was full of great advice from the unique perspective of an academic, church leader and even as a mom.
While there’s so much you could do after listening to Kara, here are 3 things you can begin this week:
1. Provide opportunities for adults to connect with kids and teens. Create services teens love to attend. Get them involved. Get kids and teens serving together. Think about how to ensure kids have more than just other kids at work in their lives.
2. Talk to your kids about your own faith journey with your kids. Don’t just interview your kids about what they’re learning or how they’re growing spiritually, talk about how you’re learning and growing. It helps your kids see that you are in a relationship with God. You don’t need to be more spiritual than you already are. Just share the spirituality you already have. It helps kids develop their own faith.
3. Create a place for young people to express doubts. Don’t dismiss faith questions that kids have, even if they bother you. Don’t trivialize their questions. Get comfortable saying “I don’t know but…” It is not doubt that is toxic to young people’s faith. It’s unexpressed doubt. Create space where kids and teens can express their doubts. What’s critical is not that young people get all the answers (sometimes there are no answers), but that they stay engaged in the conversation.
Quotes to Share from Kara
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Next Episode: Craig Jutila
Sometimes leadership makes you hard to live with. Ever felt that in your family?
Craig Jutila, a ministry leader at one of American’s largest churches, went home one day to find his wife had written “I hate my husband” in her journal.
Craig talks honestly and openly about how he had to learn how to lead and live differently, saving his marriage and his future as a leader.
Craig is a sought after speaker, author and he blogs here.
If you want to make your marriage or personal life better, don’t miss Episode 005. It goes live Tuesday, October 14th 2014.
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