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The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family
The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family
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The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family: Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Kids
by Kara E. Powell

Churchless people are all around us: among our closest loved ones, at our workplaces, in our neighborhoods. And more and more, they are becoming the norm: The number of churchless adults in the US has grown by nearly one-third in the past decade. Yet the startling truth is that many of these people claim they are looking for a genuine, powerful encounter with God?but they just don’t find it in church. What are they (or we) missing? How can we better reach out to them? What can we say or do that would inspire them to want to join a community of faith? Containing groundbreaking new research from the Barna Group, and edited by bestselling authors George Barna (Revolution) and David Kinnaman (You Lost Me), Churchless reveals the results of a five-year study based on interviews with thousands of churchless men and women. Looking past the surface of church attendance to deeper spiritual realities, Churchless will help us understand those who choose not to be part of a church, build trust-based relationships with them, and be empowered to successfully invite them to engage.

Reviews

"Kara Powell and her team are doing some of the best work on student ministries and family life I know. Don't miss it!" - John Ortberg, author and Senior Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

"Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to be a spiritual leader for your child? The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family not only affirms that you do but also outlines practical steps, partnered with stories of real families who have paved the way with easy to follow ideas. A great guide for parents of all stages!" - Sherry Surratt, CEO and President, MOPS International

"Finally! As the parents of two boys, this is a book we've been waiting for. And if you care deeply about your child's faith, you'll be as excited about this book as we are. It's deeply grounded and incredibly practical. Don't miss out on this treasure trove of tested ideas you'll begin using immediately." - Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, New York Times bestselling authors

"For most families, faith tends to be more of an afterthought, something that easily slips away in the long days jam-packed with school, activities, and sports. This book helps moms and dads place faith back at the forefront of their lives with their kids. Your family will be deeply impacted by this profound and practical resource.  - Margaret Feinberg, author of Wonderstruck and The Sacred Echo

Product Details

Format: paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5½ x 8½
ISBN: 9780310338970
Pub. Date: August 2014

Meet the Author

Dr. Kara E. Powell is an educator, professor, youth minister, author, and speaker. Named by Christianity Today as one of the leading fifty women most shaping culture and the church today, she is the Executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary (see 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Why Does Your Family Need a Sticky Faith Guide?
  2. You Get What You Are: Modeling Sticky Faith
  3. Handling Mistakes: Showing Sticky Forgiveness
  4. Warm Family Relationships: Building Blocks of Sticky Faith
  5. Connecting: Finding Ways to Relate to Your Teenager
  6. Community: The Power of Five Faith-Building Adults
  7. Grandparents and Senior Adults: The Magic of Interational Interaction
  8. Communication: Talking Faith with Your Kids
  9. Vacation! Downtime Ways to Build Sticky Faith
  10. Home Sticky Home: Making Your House a Hub of Faith
  11. Service That Sticks: Putting Family Faith to Work
  12. Sticky Transitions: Helping Kids Leave Home with a Faith of Their Own
  13. Taking the Next Sticky Faith Steps with Your Family
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