Sticky Faith

Author: Kara E. Powell
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310591864
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Most parents would give anything to anchor their children with a vibrant faith that “sticks” and continues to mature long-term. Yet despite this deep desire, research indicates that approximately 40-50% of high school seniors drift from their faith after graduation. In response to this problem, the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) has launched the College Transition Project, a national longitudinal study following 400 high school seniors during their first three years in college. This provocative and needed research is geared to spark a movement that empowers parents, churches, leaders, and adults of all ages to develop robust and long-term faith in kids.

The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family

Author: Kara E. Powell
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310338980
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Unique Family addresses one of the top current concerns about youth and the church: the reality that nearly half of all young people raised in Christian families walk away from their faith when they graduate from high school. That’s the bad news. But here’s the good news: research also shows that parents are one of the primary influences on their child’s faith. This book arises from the innovative, research-based, and extensively field-tested project known as “Sticky Faith,” designed to equip parents with insights and ideas for nurturing long-term faith in children and young people. Because of the Fuller Youth Institute’s six years of research with more than 500 young people, 100 churches, and 50 families, four of this guidebook’s unique qualities make it a “must have” for families eager to point their young people toward long-term faith. First, it’s grounded in sophisticated, academically verified data. While Dr. Powell is a parent of three children who authentically weaves her own experiences throughout the book, the chapter topics correlate with parenting principles proven in national research. Second, it is positive. Amid gloomy and theoretical resources, this book leaves parents empowered and hopeful that even little tweaks to their family rhythms can make a big difference. Third, it is practical. Readers get what they want most: more than 100 ideas from other parents they can try today, this week, or this month. Fourth, its “guidebook” format is accessible. For busy parents who don’t have time and inclination to read, this format is a welcome resource that they can return to time and time again for fresh ideas and inspiration.

Sticky Faith Pack

Author: Kara E. Powell, Dr.
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780310691334
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Pack includes Sticky Faith book and Sticky Faith five-session DVD study. How do you instill a solid foundation of faith in your kids that will stick with them long after they leave home? Sticky Faith gives parents practical, tested ideas that launch kids of all ages into a lifelong journey of faith and service.

Sticky Faith Teen Curriculum

Author: Kara E. Powell
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310889286
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Both national leaders with broad spheres of influence as well as local, grassroots practitioners are waking up to the reality that 50% of their graduating seniors struggle deeply with their faith in college. Offering a few special “Senior Seminars” or giving seniors a “graduation Bible” and hoping for the best are both too little and too late. FYI’s research confirms that it’s never too early to start developing faith that continues to grow and lasts. Sticky Faith gives youth workers both a theological/philosophical framework and a host of practical programming ideas that develop long-term faith in teenagers.

Liebe und Respekt in der Familie

Author: Emerson Eggerichs
Publisher:
ISBN: 3961220395
Format: PDF
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Psychologische Studien haben bestätigt, was die Bibel bereits seit Jahrhunderten sagt: Kinder brauchen die Liebe ihrer Eltern (Titus 2,4) und Eltern sollten den ihnen gebührenden Respekt ihrer Kinder erfahren (2. Mose 20,12). Basierend auf den Aussagen der Bibel zum Thema "Erziehung" gelingt es dem Autor, gesunde Familienstrukturen zu schaffen. Eggerichs beschreibt unter anderem, dass Liebe und Respekt grundlegende Bedürfnisse innerhalb einer Familie sind. Er erklärt, wie Eltern als Team zusammenarbeiten und wie sie entsprechend Gottes Vorstellungen liebevolle Eltern sein können - ungeachtet der jeweiligen Reaktion ihres Kindes. Ein äußerst praktischer Ratgeber, der Familien stark macht.

Critical Conversations

Author: Tom Gilson
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825443962
Format: PDF, Docs
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Christian parents need to be prepared to answer the myriad challenges teens might hear in today’s increasingly pro homosexual culture. “Why shouldn’t gays get married?” “Who says gay sex is wrong?” “Does the Bible actually say there’s anything wrong with homosexuality?” “Don’t you care that kids are being bullied just for being themselves?” To start the discussion, Gilson provides a brief history of the issues beginning with the sexual revolution of the 1960s. He explains how and why cultural attitudes have reversed on this subject in such a short timespan, leaving Christians scrambling for answers. This is perhaps the most complicated and contentious issue Christians face in today’s culture. Most churches are poorly equipped to handle it; parents are even less prepared. The good news is that parents need not have pat answers ready before they dive into conversations with their teens and preteens on this difficult topic. Learning together—parents struggling through these issues alongside their kids and leading them to biblical answers— has relational benefits. Answers are important, though, so manageable, nontechnical answers to common questions surrounding this issue are provided, as well as a guide to further resources.

Pouring In

Author: Kim Kurtz
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1683507215
Format: PDF, ePub
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The world had changed. Families had changed. Values had changed. The meaning of religion had changed. After author Kim Kurtz graduated from high school twenty five years ago, the world was not what she expected. The moral landscape of college and life thereafter was hostile and foreign. She struggled when the faith of her childhood didn’t translate smoothly into adulthood. She was disillusioned when the formulas of faith and church that she had always known no longer worked. The messiness of life, the difficulty of marriage and relationships, and the many ups and downs she experienced were overwhelming. Her faith couldn’t handle it, and she walked away. According to research, Kim wasn’t alone. 75% of young people raised in a Christian home leave the church after they leave the home. Numerous studies show that Christian families are losing their kids and have been for decades. A majority of churched youth aren’t developing a personal, powerful, and passionate faith in Jesus Christ. And a passive faith quickly fades to no faith at all. We can no longer afford as Christian parents, as the church, or as a nation to ignore this problem. Pouring In addresses the profoundly difficult task of passing on a lasting faith to future generations. Effectively passing on the baton of faith allows our kids to experience the love, peace, and hope that can only come from a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ. Make no mistake, YOU have the power to greatly affect the trajectory of your child’s faith.

From Here to Maturity

Author: Thomas E. Bergler
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802869440
Format: PDF
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Many American Christians today are not sure what spiritual maturity is or how to get there. Thomas Bergler has written this accessible guide to help both individuals and whole faith communities to grow spiritually. Bergler claims that spiritual maturity - which he defines as basic competence in the Christian life - is not only desirable but attainable, and he identifies its character from pertinent New Testament passages. He further offers a wealth of practical, research-based guidance for effectively fostering spiritual maturity in Christian believers and entire congregations. -- Publisher.

Relational Children s Ministry

Author: Dan Lovaglia
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310522684
Format: PDF, Docs
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Children’s ministry has the power to change the lives of kids and families. Unfortunately, it’s not always clear that the work a person does with kids is really making a lasting difference. Ask children’s ministry leaders and kid-influencers if they are making the impact on children’s lives as they had hoped and most likely the responses will be mixed. And for good reason. Research over the past decade has revealed an alarming lack of long-term growth in the faith community as children progress through student ministries into adulthood. Clearly, something needs to change. Relational Children’s Ministry seeks to reverse this trend by equipping children’s ministry leaders with practical tools to disrupt the status quo approach to discipleship with children and realign their ministries for greater long-term impact. Ministry leaders will: Learn how to relate intentionally to kids and families by putting five discipleship invitations modeled by Jesus into practice Explore practical approaches to realign their children’s ministry for a new trajectory by hitting three “reset buttons” to ensure long-term discipleship is embedded Encounter examples of disruptive disciple-makers in action and learn key principles that can be translated into their own ministry context Children’s ministry leaders will receive practical training to refocus their children’s ministry along with time-tested tools to personally recommit to lifelong discipleship. Kid-influencers can become a disciple-making community that redirects the current trajectory for this and future generations.