Engaging Families In Service Webinar

Engaging Families In Service Webinar

In partnership with Fuller Youth Institute, we recently gathered for a webinar to talk about why it’s so important to engage families in service and what resources are available that can help. Our panelists included Kara Powell (author of Sticky Faith), Amy Runion and Dave Berg.

With our world experiencing great change, engaging your family and other families in your church and neighborhood has never been more important. Panelists discuss ways they have been able to get creative during and before the pandemic to engage families in service. Whether you’re thinking about launching family ministry at your church or just looking for ideas on how to engage your own family in faith and service, this webinar is for you!

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Executive Director of Fuller Youth Institute, Co-Author of Sticky Faith

Dr. Kara Powell 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 You Should Know,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or coauthor of a number of books, including Growing Young, Growing With, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum. 


Associate Pastor of Children, Youth & Families at Calvary Church, Minneapolis

A small town girl from Wisconsin, Amy and her husband Matt have called Minneapolis home for over 15 years. She’s a mom to teenagers, a cook, a traveler, and a school-junkie. Her favorite place to discuss theology might just be with 6-year-olds during small groups. Pastor Amy has served Calvary Kids’ Village (CKV) since 2010. Leading ministry to children, youth, and families offers the opportunity to work alongside a huge, dedicated group of volunteers invested in the faith development of Calvary’s young people. This village takes seriously the call to nurture a generation who love God and love others together.


Director of Operations at YouthWorks, Former Family Service Trip Leader and Attendee

Dave has been with YouthWorks ever since his first summer on staff in Bayou La Batre in 2003. Leading in a variety of roles over the years at YouthWorks, Dave has been serving in his current role as Director of Operations since 2016. Husband to Lea and Daddy to Hawkin, Freya and Inga, Dave keeps busy paddle boarding, bike-riding, swimming or constructing forts with the little ones. Dave has led multiple family service trip experiences and taken his family on service trips as well.