Sticky Faith Summit Day #2

Kara Powell | Feb 18, 2010

Yesterday was day #2 of our FYI Sticky Faith Summit. We’ve got teams from 12 amazing churches gathered to discuss our research and its implications for ministry - youth ministry as well as children’s, college, young adult, and even the approach of an entire church.

We got talking about how to engage senior pastors in the vision and research, and one senior pastor attending the summit, Dave Burns from Hillside Community Church, shared some interesting insights about how youth pastors can connect with senior pastors. Few highlights:

-Find out what sort of experience your senior pastor has had with intergenerational ministry (which was the focus of yesterday morning), or any other areas you’d like to see change in your church. Perhaps he or she doesn’t have much experience with your vision.

-Give him or her a taste; invite him or her to an event and give them a specific role that can help them really experience the vision.

-Give him or her tangible action steps about what you are hoping they will do in the future. They’ve got a lot to juggle so the more specific you can be, the better.

Can’t wait for today - Dr. Scott Cormode from Fuller will help us all understand how to bring about organizational change that sticks.

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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