Professor and youth minister Kara Powell shares some proven ideas for churches and parents that will help kids develop their own faith.
Dr. Kara E. Powell is an educator, professor, youth minister, author, and speaker. She is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary (see www.fulleryouthinstitute.org). Kara also serves as an Advisor to Youth Specialties and currently volunteers in student ministries at Lake Avenue church in Pasadena, CA. She is the author of many books including Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids(with Chap Clark) and Deep Justice Journeys. Kara lives in Pasadena with her husband, Dave, and their children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica.
Having a Faith of Their Own
Passing Down the Faith
Youth expert Kara Powell talks about three phrases parents can implement that are especially helpful in building “sticky faith” in their kids.
Dealing With Your Children’s Doubts
Kara Powell reveals that 70 percent of high school seniors have doubts about their faith, but parents shouldn’t be alarmed. Kara explains that when young people explore their doubts, it leads to maturity.
Benefitting From Intergenerational Relationships
Kara Powell tells how our kids benefit from intergenerational relationships. She encourages parents to provide opportunities for their kids to interact with people from all age groups.
Modeling Grace to Our Kids
Kara Powell talks to parents about modeling grace to their kids. Kara explains that if our faith is only about behaviors then it’s no wonder our youth are struggling.