Helping young people cultivate compassion in a culture of consumption

May 24, 2018 | 9AM Pacific

Join Kara Powell of Fuller Youth Institute and Jimmy Mellado of Compassion International for a live discussion!

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“They have so little, but they’re always so happy. I wish I could be like that.”
“Anyone can get out of poverty if they just work hard and make good choices.”
“My family has worked hard for what we have. Why should we give it to people who haven’t worked for it?”
You care about young people, and you care about the world. But helping students share God’s heart for justice can be challenging.
Especially in a culture of consumption, where kids are often encouraged (or pressured) to accumulate purchases of their won.

Join Kara Powell and Jimmy Mellado as they talk about this challenging and important topic in a live, interview-style webinar.

You will learn: 

  • How today’s young people participate in our consumer culture, and how they defy it

  • How to expand a young person’s understanding of poverty and develop their own sense of why it matters

  • Why today’s thriving churches are doing something about poverty on a local and global scale

  • Clear steps you can take to invite students and families into the world of global justice and development

  • Compassion International’s FREE resources that are available to churches like yours

Meet your hosts!

Kara Powell, Fuller Youth Institute

Dr. Kara Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. 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, 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.


Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, Compassion International

President and Chief Executive Officer Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado has a deep love and passion for the beauty and potential of local churches fulfilling their Jesus-given mandate to redeem and restore this world for His name’s sake. Born in El Salvador and raised in seven different countries, Jimmy has experienced firsthand the powerful impact thriving local churches can have on their communities, especially in under-resourced environments. Compassion’s church-based approach to delivering a holistic child development program resonates with Jimmy at a deep level.

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