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Growing Young: Real Examples of Fuller Youth Institute's Research

AT SCD 2017 I will be involved in leadership during several different pieces of the event! Everything I will share at SCD 2017 has to do with reaching out to make meaningful connections with young people.

A recent publication by the Fuller Youth Institute (Growing Young: 6 Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church) by Kara Powell, Brad Griffen, and Jake Mulder is a treasure trove of…


Posted on July 14, 2017 at 9:43am

Covenant Discipleship with Youth

I spend a lot of time figuring out ways of measuring discipleship, and the impact that involvement in church has on the lives of young people. Over the past year, I have noticed a trend that has to do with keeping youth engaged as they grow older. With many younger youth, an invitation to show up is enough to get them to a youth group, a bible study, or other youth ministry activity. The chance to explore and be included in a new group can be a powerful draw for the young. Yet, as they grow…


Posted on March 22, 2016 at 2:20pm

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At 2:31pm on June 6, 2017, Royce Porter said…
Were the selections made for the design team for next youth event?

Event Costs and Lodging

      HOTEL FOR 2018
           SAN DIEGO

Town and Country Resort

500 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108

Details about reservations will be posted in February, 2018




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