How to help your church grow young even when you're not in charge (free masterclass!)

Kara Powell | Oct 27, 2017

Growing Young is such a great resource, but people at my church aren’t interested in helping young people. How do I help them “get it”?

My senior pastor is not on board, so I feel unsupported in my ministry with young adults. Can I do anything about this?

I’m so frustrated – when will my church leadership see the youth ministry as vital to the thriving of our church?

We’ve heard these questions from leaders like you who want to see the church become the BEST place for young people to grow. You’re enthusiastic about implementing our research, and you already know the names of young people who would benefit.

The only problem is, you’re not in charge. And maybe the people who are in charge just aren’t on board (yet).

Here at the Fuller Youth Institute, we believe in you as a leader. And we believe that you can help your church grow young even when you’re not in charge. So on November 9th, we’re hosting a FREE masterclass on Leading Up and Growing Young.

Leading Up and Growing Young Free Masterclass

November 9th, 2017 | 1PM Pacific

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I’ve invited my friend and special guest Clay Scroggins to join me for a conversation on leading when you’re not in charge, especially in the context of growing young. Clay is the lead pastor of North Point Community Church, providing visionary and directional leadership for the local church staff and congregation. Clay works for Andy Stanley and understands firsthand how to manage the tension of leading when you’re not in charge. Clay recently authored How to Lead When You’re Not In Charge, a fantastic book he’ll be discussing more on November 9th.

Are you willing to leverage your influence, even if there are others in leadership above you? Are you ready to be intentional about advocating for young people in your church context?

During the class, Clay and I will discuss the following:

  • Our latest research on churches engaging young people, and those churches’ primary strategy when it comes to leadership.
  • One thing every leader can do even if you wish you had more authority.
  • How to respond when decisions are made without you, but you have to deal with the consequences.
  • How to leverage critical thinking as a force of influence.
  • Ways to resist going through the motions even when you’re frustrated.
  • Additional questions from the class (that’s you!).

Plus, we’ll share a special discount on our Growing Young Assessment to those who register for the masterclass, and additional discounts when you purchase Clay’s book.

If you’re tired of feeling powerless as the non-senior executive on your team, this class is for you. We look forward to leading up and growing young together.

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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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