Parents Going Viral

Kara Powell | Oct 5, 2009

April Diaz, Next Gen Pastor at Newsong Church in Irvine, is a good friend of mine and also FYI. Shes on our FYI Advisory Council and I am always grateful for her wisdom.

She sent me an e.mail last week about an interview that Leadership Journal conducted of me related to Intergenerational Ministry. She wrote, I just wanted you to know that I passed out your article to my 2 advisory councils last night (22 key parents). Before our next meeting they are to read it, take notes, and pass off to at least 4 other parents & gather their reflections.

Brilliant!

The point isnt that shes passing out my interview (although Im honored that she is). The point is that I love how shes not only passing on resources to parents, but asking them to in turn, having them talk to other parents and pass on resources to others. Thats how change becomes more viral.

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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