Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids


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by Kara E Powell, Chap Clark. Zondervan Publishing House, 2011.

Research shows that only fifty percent of high school students who graduate from a church or youth group will stick with their faith in college and beyond. Sticky Faith sets out to significantly raise this number. Fuller Youth Institute researchers and parents, Powell and Clark, draw upon their own work on adolescents and their transition to college to identify “the steps that leaders, churches, parents, and seniors themselves can take to help students stay on the ‘Sticky Faith’ path”. Chapter topics include gospel, identity, relationships, conversations, justice, and building a “sticky faith” bridge from home to college. Each chapter begins with student quotes and a story that illuminates the topic. These are followed by a section called “Sticky Findings”, offering the authors’ supporting research. “Sticky Faith Made Practical” gives common-sense counsel to parents, for example, “learn to listen and ask questions, not lecture” and “respond with grace when your child misbehaves”. Finally, there are “sticky reflection and discussion questions.” Sticky Faith is addressed primarily to parents and youth ministry workers. It can be used in retreat and small group settings. For additional resources visit the {{Sticky Faith website | http://stickyfaith.org/}}.

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