Sticky Faith: Understanding Why Youth and Young Adults Stay in Church

Sticky Faith: Understanding Why Youth and Young Adults Stay in Church

These resources are the top picks by workshop presenter Kara Powell for the December 2012 workshop Sticky Faith: Understanding Why Youth and Young Adults Stay in Church.

Joiner, Reggie. Think Orange: Imagine the Impact When Church and Family Collide. Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook Publishing, 2009.
Families and churches are each working hard to build faith in kids, but imagine the potential results when the two environments synchronize, maximizing their individual efforts. Former family ministry director Reggie Joiner looks at what would happen if churches and families decided they could no longer do business as usual, but instead combined their efforts and began to work off the same page for the sake of young people.

Powell, Kara E. and Chap Clark. Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids.Grand Rapids, MI:
Zondervan, 2011.
This research-based book geared for parents and grandparents contains a host of practical ideas to help families move forward in building lasting faith in their young people.  Reflection questions at the end of each chapter help couples, Bible studies, and small groups identify specific action steps they intend to pursue in vital areas of Sticky Faith.

Powell, Kara E. Sticky Faith Parent Curriculum DVD: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011.
The Sticky Faith Parent Curriculum is a video-based study that came from Kara Powell's desire to see her own kids emerge from adolescence with their faith intact. Through personal, real-world experiences of research and sharing, this curriculum enables parents to instill a deep and lasting faith in their adolescents.

Powell, Kara E. and Brad M. Griffin. Sticky Faith Teen Curriculum with DVD:  10 Lessons to Nurture Faith Beyond High School. Grands Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011.
Based on the ground-breaking Sticky Faith research project, this 10-session book and DVD study gives youth workers a theological and philosophical framework alongside road-tested programming ideas designed to help high school students develop a solid foundation that endures through the faith struggles they will face in college.  

Powell, Kara E., Brad M. Griffin, and Cheryl A. Crawford. Sticky Faith, Youth Worker Edition: Practical Ideas to Nurture Long-Term Faith in Teenagers. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011.
This book provides individual youth leaders, as well as youth ministry teams, with tangible steps to help youth ministries move forward in sticky justice, a Sticky Faith youth group environment, and sticky family relationships.