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Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church
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.

Product Details

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 9780801019258
Publisher: BakerBooks
Pub. Date: September 20, 2016

Meet the Authors

Kara Powell 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.

Jake Mulder 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.

Brad Griffin 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.”
Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, lead pastor of National Community Church

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
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
Notes
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