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#72: Kara Powell - Characteristics of Churches Reaching Millennials

Released Friday, 4th August 2017
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ABOUT KARA

Kara Powell, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. As a youth ministry veteran of over 20 years, she serves as an Advisor to Youth Specialties. Named by Christianity Today as one of "50 Women You Should Know", Kara is the author or co-author of a number of books including Sticky Faith, Essential Leadership, Deep Justice Journeys, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum.

CHARACTERISTICS OF CHURCHES REACHING MILLENNIALS:

The Issue:

“The first job of leaders is to define reality.”

The best research indicates that almost half of youth group grads are leaving the church after they graduate.

The young adult population is grossly underrepresented in most churches.

The vast majority of churches are aging and shrinking.

Kara and the team at Fuller Youth Institute have been researching churches that are beating the odds and “gr
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