Fuller Youth Institute Blog
I asked him what the talk that night had been about. He couldn’t recall the Scripture passage, but he could remember the stories that Annie, our junior high pastor, shared. He recounted how her parents’ divorce had shattered her “jigsaw puzzle” world. It was the story that Nathan remembered. It was the story that stuck.
We are thrilled with the way the Lord is bringing together a team of funders, researchers, and ministry leaders to help launch the Churches Engaging Young People (aka CEYP, pronounced "keep") Project. Here’s the formal public announcement we’re making today: Fuller Youth Institute Receives $800,000 in Grants for Innovative Church Research...
Almost sixteen years ago, on the final day of a short-term mission trip to Europe, Dave Powell proposed to me. In Prague. Overlooking the Saint Charles Bridge. Birds were chirping. A violinist played in the background. I’m not exaggerating. It was a seriously romantic setting.
In my community we happen to have many Olympians, because the Olympic training center (which houses hundreds of athletes) is located just up the road. In a conversation with a swimmer once, I asked him how he became so good at swimming. His reply was profound and simple. He said, I just keep swimming. A lot. Duh.
Very little these days makes me happier than the sound of Christians reclaiming their voice and place as “The Village” for teenagers. The conversations related to Sticky Faith and integrating students into the life of the church are picking up speed like a snowball rolling downhill. Leaders are getting it. Parents are embracing it. Students are loving it. Churches are claiming it.
We’re thrilled to announce that the Sticky Faith Launch Kit is shipping this week! That means if you pre-ordered a copy you should be watching your mail. If you didn’t get a chance to preorder, you can now purchase your copy of the Launch Kit and hopefully Amazon will have it in your hands sometime this week!
Because of Sticky Faith, I’m in a co-ed group. With 5 women in their early 40s. And 5 middle school boys.