Effective Engagement with Young Adults

KPYou can help teenagers and young adults discover and embrace your congregation.

Through a landmark investigation of more than 250 diverse congregations welcoming and serving teenagers and young adults, the Fuller Youth Institute uncovered the core commitments that are key to reaching and retaining young people. Led by Fuller Executive Director Kara Powell, this live online workshop explores those findings, as well as stories of real-life congregations that are thriving. As a congregational leader, you’ll gain a host of possible ideas to help your organization change young people, and help young people change your organization.

In this live online workshop, you will:

  • feel empowered by case studies and examples of diverse congregations to realize that any congregation—including yours—can become more effective with teenagers and young adults.
  • identify a few initial steps to begin to hand over the keys of leadership to specific young people.
  • start to look for more opportunities to increase the warm relationships in your congregation.


Kara Powell is the executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and assistant professor of youth and family ministry. Before Fuller, she was an assistant professor of youth ministry and practical theology at Azusa Pacific University. She completed her PhD in Practical Theology from Fuller Seminary with a focus on pastoral role expectations in 2000, an MDiv from Bethel Theological Seminary in 1994, and a BA in human biology, graduating with honors from Stanford University in 1991.

This live online workshop is noon-1:30 p.m. (Eastern time) Thursday, October 19, 2017. The cost is $10 per connection. The workshop is limited to Indiana congregations.


How can you maximize your learning in this workshop and others? Check out this Center for Congregations article, "Getting the Most from an Education Event."