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Sticky Faith Cliff Notes (15 Min)

Kara Powell, Brad M. Griffin

Authors Kara Powell and Brad Griffin share a 15-minute glimpse into the research and core findings of the Sticky Faith movement.


Sticky Faith Cliff Notes (5 Min)

Kara Powell, Brad M. Griffin

Authors Kara Powell and Brad Griffin share a 5-minute glimpse into the research and core findings of the Sticky Faith movement.


Better Communication with Your Kids

Kara Powell

Kara Powell interviews Terry and Sharon Hargrave on improving parent-child communication during adolescence.  Both therapists and authors, Terry teaches in Fuller's Marriage and Family Therapy program and Sharon is the Executive Director of a ministry called Strong Marriages/Successful Ministries. They speak nationally, and together they have raised two children through adolescence.


Assessing Your Urban Community

Kara Powell

Kara Powell recently interviewed Michael Mata for a training interview in coordination with Youth For Christ City Life staff.  Michael serves as the Urban Development Director for World Vision US and teaches in FYI's Urban Youth Ministry Certificate program. In this webinar Michael and Kara discuss community mapping as a way to discover and utilize community assets in holistic youth development.


From Battleground to Playground

Kris Rocke

FYI Certificate in Urban Youth Ministry instructor Kris Rocke from the Center for Transforming Mission shares at a recent Fuller Northwest seminar about transforming our view of the Gospel in the City from "battleground" to "playground".


Urban Youth Ministry Fund Development Panel

Kara Powell

Kara Powell interviews Youth for Christ leaders Lisa Gintz and Scott Arnold and Young Life leaders Orbi Gonzales and Bebe Hobson.  The group shares insights and lessons learned about raising funds to start and sustain urban youth ministries.

Reflection Questions:

  1. What Scriptural principles or passages have shaped your own fund development practice?
  2. What 1-2 new ideas did you pick up about identifying and build relationships with new donors?
  3. What sort of communication plan have you developed to stay in touch with donors? How do these youth workers’ insights affirm and challenge that plan?
  4. What strategies can you utilize to calm yourself before meeting with donors, and how will you handle a “No”?
  5. What keeps you going or inspires you when you don’t feel like doing the hard work of fund development?  How did these youth workers’ insights bolster your resolve to keep it up?

Children of Divorce

Kara Powell

Kara Powell interviews Fuller and Princeton alum Andy Root about the youth ministry implications of his new book, The Children of Divorce: The Loss of Family as the Loss of Being.


Fund Development for Your Ministry

FYI

In this workshop, Dr. Larry Acosta, President of Urban Youth Workers Institute, shares insights to help you develop your own fund-raising skills in your ministry. (1 hour 30 minutes) Click to download a pdf of Larry's notes.


John Losey Interview

Brad M. Griffin

Brad Griffin interviews youth ministry veteran John "Bear" Losey, who helps us tap into the learning potential of every experience for kids' growth.  John is the author of Experiential Youth Ministry Handbook: How Intentional Activity Can Make the Spiritual Stuff Stick (Vol 1 and 2) and has been teaching and leading people since 1983.  Check out more of John's resources at praxistraining.com.