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Dr. Kara Powell

Kara Powell, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women to Watch”, Kara serves as an Advisor to Youth Specialties and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or co-author of a number of books including The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Essential Leadership, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum.

Episode 09

PCL 09: Finding a Kid’s Spark

Kara Powell, PhD, co-author of the Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager In A Digital Media World and executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, talks with Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner in… Read More

Elementary (K-5th) | Faith

How a Pet Can Build Faith This School Year

To help parents do family better, the Fuller Youth Institute is debuting the DVD release of the new Sticky Faith Family Training five-session video curriculum. To celebrate this new resource, we’ve… Read More
Episode 08

PCL 08: The Power of a Warm Home

Kara Powell, Executive director of Fuller Youth Institute and author of Sticky Faith, talks with Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner in this episode of Parent Cue Live, about the power… Read More

College and Young Adult

Connecting with Your Graduate When They Leave for College

This post is adapted from The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family by Kara Powell. To find out more about Sticky Faith or order this book bursting with practical ideas… Read More

Family Life

Three Key Words Your Kids Are Longing to Hear

*Portions of this blog post are adapted from "The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family" by Kara Powell.  Our friends Dale and Jody have a great relationship with their kids. So… Read More
Episode 03

PCL 03: Conversations to Fight For The Heart

Kara Powell, PhD, co-author of the Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager In A Digital Media World and executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, joins Reggie Joiner to talk about the… Read More

Family Life | Fight For The Heart

Two Words Sticky Faith Taught Me To Say

Today's guest post is by our friend Kara Powell who has recently published The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family through her research with Fuller Youth Institute. We are so… Read More

Uncategorized

Prioritize the ‘Twenty Percent’

I would guess that if I was to ask readers of this blog to describe their family in only one word, the dominant answer would be “busy”. I’m a working… Read More

Imagine The End

Sticky Faith – Prepare Them for College

Dr. Kara Powell and the team at the Fuller Youth Institute have been working hard for the last six years to try to figure out how to help kids have… Read More

Widen The Circle

A Heart for Service

If I were to ask your kids, what would they say is at the heart of what it means to be part of your family? When our firstborn was still… Read More