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Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your
by Kara Powell, Jake Mulder & Brad Griffin
Unleashing the passion of young people in your church is possible!
Churches are losing both members and vitality as increasing numbers of young people disengage.
Based on groundbreaking research with over 250 of the nation’s leading congregations,
Growing Young provides a strategy any church can use to involve and retain teenagers
and young adults. It profiles innovative churches that are engaging 15- to 29-year-olds and as
a result are growing—spiritually, emotionally, missionally, and numerically. Packed with
both research and practical ideas, Growing Young shows pastors and ministry leaders
how to position their churches to engage younger generations in a way that breathes vitality,
life, and energy into the whole church.
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Pub. Date: September 20, 2016
Meet the Authors
is the executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute and a
faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. Named by Christianity Today
as one of
“50 Women to Watch,” Kara is the author or coauthor of several books, including Sticky Faith
, and a regular
speaker at national leadership and youth ministry conferences across the country.
is the director of strategic initiatives at the Fuller Youth
Institute and is pursuing a PhD at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has worked in a variety of
ministry and professional roles, including as a youth pastor in the Reformed Church of America,
ministry director with Youth for Christ, and missionary with Youth with a Mission (YWAM) in
Europe and Asia.
is associate director of the Fuller Youth Institute. A speaker,
blogger, and youth pastor, Brad is the coauthor of several Sticky Faith resources as well as
Can I Ask That? 8 Hard Questions about God and Faith
. He speaks nationally at
churches, leadership training events, and youth ministry conferences.
What People Are Saying
“If you’re a leader who cares about helping all generations in your church grow and
thrive, this book should be on the top of your list. If you want to be in the know and prepared
to inspire and lead the next generation, don’t just read this book. Actually integrate
its learnings into your ongoing leadership.”
, New York Times
bestselling author of The Circle Maker
pastor of National Community Church
Table of Contents
1. Growing Young
2. Unlock Keychain Leadership
3. Empathize with Today’s Young People
4. Take Jesus’ Message Seriously
5. Fuel a Warm Community
6. Prioritize Young People (and Families) Everywhere
7. Be the Best Neighbors
8. Growing Young in Your Context
Appendix: Research Method and Procedures