Kara Powell

Kara Powell

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  • Kara Powell
  • Executive Director, Fuller Youth Institute


In the midst of the discouraging reports about the aging and decline of churches today, what steps do savvy churches take that help them best love and serve teenagers and young adults?

Through a landmark investigation of more than 250 diverse congregations, the Fuller Youth Institute uncovered the core commitments that are key to reaching and retaining young people. This talk explores those findings as well as stories of real-life churches like yours that are growing and thriving. You’ll glean a host of doable ideas to help your church change young people, and help young people change your church.

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 Growing Young and Sticky Faith, and a regular speaker at national leadership and youth ministry conferences across the country.

Presentations at Calvin University

Growing Young: Helping Young People Discover and Love the Church
Part of the: January Series

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:30:00 PM (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium
Underwritten by: Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning Watch now Listen now

Featured publication(s)

Growing Young: 6 Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church cover image
Kara Powell
Baker Books (September 20, 2016)


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