Resources to help build lifelong faith in young people
Sticky Faith, Youth Workers Edition
Most churches in America would give anything to develop a deep, growing faith in kids that "sticks" and continues to mature long-term. Yet both national leaders with broad spheres of influence as well as local, grassroots practitioners are waking up to the reality that almost half of their graduating seniors will drift from God and the church after high school. As leaders and as parents, we're not satisfied with that. We suspect you're not either.
In Sticky Faith, the team at FYI presents youth workers with both a philosophical framework and practical programming ideas that develop long-term faith in teenagers. Each chapter presents a summary of FYI's quantitative and qualitative research, along with the implications of this research, including program ideas suggested and tested by youth ministries nationwide. This resource equips youth ministry leaders with what they need to help foster a faith that sticks long after young people leave the youth room.
As eight years of Sticky Faith research has shown, it’s not doubt or hard questions that are toxic to faith. It’s silence. The trusted voice of the Fuller Youth Institute and proven best practices from churches around the country converge to provide you with tools both to start conversations about hard questions, as well as to lead students toward discovering their own faith convictions.
A research-based resource for everyday leaders and parents. This 4-week curriculum series will empower you with language and tools to respond to young people in your care, linking anxiety and depression with conversations about discipleship and faithful living. Together you’ll reflect on New Testament stories, watch Jesus enter into anxious situations with his disciples, and explore:
Life in an anxious world. See and name the pressure that builds in and around us.
Life in a relational world. Build a circle of support for both good times and bad.
Life in a hurting world. Know when our feelings become more than we can handle on our own.
Life in a hopeful world. Recognize God at work in our anxious world.
Parents often want to talk more with their kids about digital media, but aren’t always sure how. You can help, and we’re setting you up for success.
Drawing from the best research on media and youth, as well as conversations with parents like the ones in your ministry, this workshop series offers new ideas for the most pressing tech-related dilemmas your parents are asking. Help parents and families think and talk differently about digital media with this two-part, ready-to-use parent workshop series.