Almost half of youth group graduates drift from their faith and the church community after high school. Current and prospective youth leaders therefore benefit from learning how to help teenagers develop the theological, relational, ecclesial and missional frameworks that are correlated with faith longevity in adolescents.
More on Kara Powell
Kara E. Powell, who joined the faculty in 2003, is the executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. Prior to that, Kara was an assistant professor of youth ministry and practical theology at Azusa Pacific University. She completed her PhD in Practical Theology from Fuller Seminary with a focus on pastoral role expectations in 2000, an MDiv from Bethel Theological Seminary in 1994, and a BA in human biology, graduating with honors from Stanford University in 1991.
Youth, Family and Culture Emphasis
All too often, youth are separated from adults in our culture. In ministry, in school, in public, and even at home we often distance ourselves from one another. What does this mean for our youth, families, communities, and churches?
This is one of the questions you'll delve into as part of the practical theological training we offer at Fuller. You'll learn from faculty who are renowned authors, speakers, and researchers in the field of youth and culture... who continue to lead the way for the future of youth ministry.
Choose Three (12 units):
Any Youth, Family and Culture course (YF)
Choose Two (8 units):
Any Christian Formation and discipleship course (CF)
Any Pastoral Counseling course (CN)
Any Family Studies course (FS)
Any Holistic Ministries (MD)
Any Theology and Culture (TC)
EV559 Evangelism in Context: St. Patrick as a Model