Sharing Your Congregational Story

Kara Powell | Oct 9, 2009

We hear a lot these days about sharing stories, and the power of stories to communicate Kingdom truths. In Howard Vanderwells The Church of All Ages: Generations Worshiping Together, Jeff Barker suggests that we not just share Scriptural stories, or our own personal stories, but also our congregational story.

Brilliant.

Do your kids know the ways God has showed up in powerful ways in your church? Do they know how God has provided financially, healed relationships that had become marked by strife, and brought amazing leaders to your community?

I want to share more with my own kids, as well as the kids in my church, about how God is working (and has worked) in and through our church. What better way to help them not only understand Gods goodness, but also the power of Kingdom community?

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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