Nearly every Christian parent in America would give anything to find a viable resource for developing within their kids a deep, dynamic faith that "sticks" long term. Sticky Faith delivers. Research shows that almost half of graduating high school seniors struggle deeply with their faith. Recognizing the ramifications of that statistic, the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) conducted the “College Transition Project” in an effort to identify the relationships and best practices that can set young people on a trajectory of lifelong faith and service. Based on FYI findings, this easy-to-read guide presents both a compelling rationale and a powerful strategy to show parents how to actively encourage their children’s spiritual growth so that it will stick to them into adulthood and empower them to develop a living, lasting faith. Written by authors known for the integrity of their research and the intensity of their passion for young people, Sticky Faith is geared to spark a movement that empowers adults to develop robust and long-term faith in kids of all ages.
Further engage your family and church with the Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith curriculum, and Sticky Faith youth worker edition – all available now. Sticky Faith is also available in Spanish, Cómo criar jóvenes de fe sólida.
Praise for the first edition
"Based on solid research and years of insightful observation, Hurt offers a deep and penetrating look into the contemporary adolescent experience that will serve us well as we work to have a prophetic, preventive, and redemptive influence on the world of today's youth culture."--Walt Mueller, Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
"A daring yet hopeful glance into the underworld of teen promiscuity, self-mutilation, and suicide. . . . A groundbreaking resource for parents, youth ministers, and counselors."--ForeWord
"Clark's classic book [is] highly recommended by youth workers and educators who write about teenage stress. It is foundational reading that provides valuable insight into the hurting hearts of young people."--YouthWorker Journal
"Clark has been stepping inside the world of teenagers for many years. This book is a unique invitation for us to join him in their world. When we finish this journey, we will care more about kids and understand who they are and the challenges they face."--Denny Rydberg, Young Life
"Drawing together research from many others along with his fresh exploration into the world beneath, Clark paints a compelling picture of adolescent life. . . . This book is a must-read for anyone who has any contact with adolescents."--Journal of Youth Ministry
When Kids Hurt offers these challenging insights to youth workers and parents in a more accessible form, with greater focus on how adults should respond. Practical sidebars and application sections, contributed by other youth experts, provide additional insights into youth culture and how adults can better guide adolescents into adulthood. This book will be an important resource for youth workers, parents, counselors, and others who work with youth.
Rather than settling for easy answers, Chap challenges us to start from the ground up. For only when we build our faith on the biblical foundation of God's love are we able to leave our patterns of performance behind.
First, Clark calls for a rethinking of camping ministry that puts the needs of kids first. He then offers seasoned advice on how to use the basic tools of camping ministry - group-building activities, music, speaking, small groups, and more - in relevant new ways. He covers topics such as developing a camping strategy, how to train your camp staff, taking a fresh look at music, and the strengths and dangers of humor.
You'll find everything you need in 'The Youth Specialties Handbook for Great Camps and Retreats' - how to plan a budget, how to deal with problem kids, how to work with property managers, and much more. Clark also includes complete plans for specialized camps such as discipleship camping, service retreats, outreach camping, planning retreats, and recreation retreats.
Jeff and Ann's story is one of many told in 'Next Time I Fall in Love'. In a helpful and readable book for teenagers, Chap Clark gives solid, practical advice on forming and keeping healthy dating relationships. He deals with questions like these:
-What is love?
-Why would anyone want to date me?
-What can hurt a dating relationship?
-Sex: How far is too far?
-How can I know when it's time to break up?
-What can I do to improve my dating relationships?
If you're 13 to 25 years old - or if you know anyone that age - and if you're interested in learning more about how to be happy, healthy, and whole in a dating relationship - then this book is for you.