Sticky Faith - Brief Summary of Research Surprises

Kara Powell | Sep 6, 2011

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Just about every time we at FYI talk with someone new about Sticky Faith, they ask us, “So what’s the bottom line? What are the most interesting things you’ve learned?”

Well, we wrote a few books to fully answer those questions.

But we wanted to give you a brief summary of some of what we found most surprising from our 6 years of research. Feel free to share this blog with other youth leaders or parents. By the way, we encourage you to share about Sticky Faith not just with parents and leaders of teenagers, but also with parents and leaders of children and emerging adults. One of the promising conclusions we’ve made is that it’s never too early nor too late to start building long-term faith in kids.

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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