Great connection with parents

Kara Powell | Apr 16, 2010

This week I’m teaching a 3 day intensive in Denver on Assessment. As part of the class, we are actually assessing a ministry in Denver, visiting their youth group and meeting with their youth pastor and some volunteer leaders, parents, and kids.

The youth pastor shared a great idea for how to connect with parents that he tried after their last retreat. He came back to the church an hour earlier than the rest of the group to meet with the parents of the kids who had attended the retreat. He used that hour to share what God had done on that retreat and give parents some ideas on questions they could ask their kids to help them share about their spiritual journey.

LOVE that idea. Simple, inexpensive, and a great way to connect with parents.

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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