Growing Young

Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church

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All churches grow old. Strategic churches grow young.

"Growing Young carries an urgent message. Young people need the body of Christ--and vice versa. This book is theologically informed, research savvy, and pragmatically outstanding. Read it now, before you get any older."--John Ortberg, senior pastor of Menlo Church, author of All the Places to Go

"What's irresistible about Growing Young is that it's not primarily about age--it's about hope. Through story after compelling story, the authors demonstrate how prioritizing the young is a church-changing strategy."--Kenda Creasy Dean, Princeton Seminary, author of Almost Christian

"If you're a leader who cares about helping all generations in your church grow and thrive, this book should be on the top of your list."--Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, lead pastor of National Community Church

"My strongest recommendation for those committed to reaching the next generation of believers is to purchase, read, engage, and apply this book."--Soong-Chan Rah, North Park Theological Seminary, author of Prophetic Lament

"Parents, families, and churches often struggle with how to get and keep children and young people interested and invested in Christian faith and church life. . . . Growing Young provides practical answers to this question based on serious empirical research. I know of no book quite like it."--Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame, National Study of Youth and Religion, author of Soul Searching and Lost in Transition

"You can't afford not to read this book."--Margaret Feinberg, author of Fight Back with Joy and Live Loved

Contributors

Kara Powell, Author

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

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Jake Mulder, Author

Jake Mulder is the director of strategic initiatives at the Fuller Youth Institute. He has worked in a variety of ministry and professional roles, including as a youth pastor in the Reformed Church of America, ministry director with Youth for Christ, and missionary with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Europe and Asia.

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Brad Griffin, Author

Brad Griffin is director of the Fuller Youth Institute. A speaker, blogger, and youth pastor, Brad is the coauthor of several Sticky Faith resources, as well as Can I Ask That? 8 Hard Questions about God and Faith. He speaks nationally at churches, denominational training events, and youth ministry conferences.

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Kara Eckmann Powell, Author

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