Podcast #999

#999 – Is GenZ Bored with Church? Dr. Kara Powell

Preston Sprinkle

Theology in the Raw

Dr. Kara E. Powell is Chief of Leadership Formation, Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute, and Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary. She has a B.A. from Stanford, an MDiv from Bethel Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women to Watch,” Kara is the author or coauthor of Faith in an Anxious World (2020), Growing with (2019), 18 Plus (2018), Growing Young (2016), 10 StickyFaith books or curriculum (2011–2016), Right Click (2015), Can I Ask That? 2: More Hard Questions about God and Faith (2015), Essential Leadership: Training Onramps for Your Youth Ministry Team (2010), Deep Justice Journeys (2009), Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum(2009), Deep Justice in a Broken World (2008), Deep Ministry in a Shallow World(2006), Help! I’m a Woman in Youth Ministry (2004), and Mirror, Mirror (2003).

In this conversation, Kare and I talk about the GenZ, youth culture, youth ministry, and why GenZ Christians are getting bored with church and how we can keep them connected not just to some institutional church, but connected to a vibrant Jesus-following community. 


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