Sticky Faith Youth Worker Edition: Practical Ideas to Nurture Long-Term Faith in Teenagers

by Kara E. Powell, Brad M. Griffin, and others. Zondervan, 2011.


Based on research from Fuller Youth Institute, this series focuses on teens in the transitional years of high school and college, specifically looking at those who have active faith backgrounds and what kept them engaged or caused them to become disengaged.


student insight, anecdotes, challenges and rewards in maintaining fidelity to faith, encouraging young adults in faith

Recommended Audience

clergy, lay leaders, and young adult ministry leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Identify possible factors causing young adults to disengage in ministry by reading anecdotes and comments found in the study.
  • Foster faith formation in young adults by learning more about what keeps them engaged.

About the Contributor

Jan Goodyear

Jan Goodyear is a retired middle school language arts teacher. She retired after 33 years of teaching and has since educated herself on church transformation and applied that knowledge by consulting with churches on visioning, structure, leadership development, and Christian education. 

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