Better Title Than "Family Ministry"

Kara Powell | Jan 28, 2011

Photo by Fernando Reyes

We had our first webinar for our 2011 Sticky Faith Learning Cohort on Wednesday. What a sharp group of 16 great leaders from 16 churches wanting to move forward on Sticky Faith.

One of the churches shared that they are looking to hire a “Faith at Home Pastor”. I asked why they went with that title instead of the more typical title of “Family Ministry Pastor”. His answer was that they wanted to show that faith can be lived at home when you’re single, and also use a title that might be more embracing for single-parent and other less traditional types of families.

I’ve never heard this as a job title but I LOVE it. It also sends the message that faith is something that can and should be lived at home.

I’ve already learned something important from this Cohort. Can’t wait for the next 11 months.

Kara Powell

Dr. Kara Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Fuller's Chief of Leadership Formation. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women You Should Know,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or coauthor of a number of books, including Growing Young, Growing With, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum. Kara lives with her husband Dave and their three children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica, in Southern California.


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