An Innovative Training Opportunity for Your Church!
Hello from the Fuller Youth Institute!
As one of our loyal readers, we would love to share with you some information about joining a Sticky Faith Cohort with the Fuller Youth Institute.
Through our Sticky Faith research we have learned that 40-50% of youth group graduates—like those at your church—walk away from faith and church after high school. As a result of six years of research, we launched a national movement to change these statistics.
Repeatedly, FYI has been told by parents, local youth pastors, denominational representatives, and national youth ministry leaders that this research has the potential to reshape local ministries as well as the field of youth ministry nationally.
In response, FYI created the Sticky Faith Cohort, a dynamic learning group process of innovative churches committed to take the research and apply it to their settings to offer more transformative youth and family ministry.
This month we are excited to announce the opportunity for you to join our fifth Sticky Faith Cohort, a specially-designed year-long coaching model with FYI. You can read more about the cohort process at http://stickyfaith.org/sticky-faith-cohort. This cohort is slated to begin in January 2014, and you can be part of it now.
We continue to be amazed at the transformational potential of this cohort model. This year's 36 churches are dynamically engaging the process in ways that inspire and challenge us. We hope to fill the coming cohort with churches eager to explore Sticky Faith changes in their contexts alongside like-minded teams from across the country.
Should you decide to move forward in the process of becoming a cohort church, please fill out the online application at http://stickyfaith.org/sticky-faith-cohort and we will follow up shortly. The commitment deadline is December 15th, but cohort spots are given on a first-come, first-served basis. We will also be hosting a phone call with Kara Powell & Brad Griffin on June 4 at 12:00PM PST for anyone who is interested in the cohort and has questions. Please call in at 218-339-2626, access code 559575#.
We truly believe Sticky Faith is a movement of God’s Spirit through churches across North America and beyond, and we’re so privileged to know folks like you! We hope we can spend more time together in the coming year with you and your church team through the Cohort.
Kara, Brad, Haley and the FYI Team
Sticky Faith Cohort 2013