What the Church is Known For...

Kara Powell | Jan 25, 2010

I often think to myself, wouldn’t it be great if the church was known for THIS… My “this” ranges from a quick and effective response to Haiti, to the way we care for the poor here in the U.S., to our compassion in general, to the topic of this New York Times article on churches’ focus on the environment in the Northwest.

Interestingly, one of the slants in this article is that focusing on the environment is a good “growth strategy”. I suppose it is that, but it’s also something deeper - it’s part of our Kingdom theology of stewarding the creation God has given us.

Wouldn’t it be great if the church was known for…you fill in the blank.

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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