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Curt Gibson, Kara Powell - Holistic Ministry: What Else Do Kids Need Besides A Bible Study? - UYWI 2007

by Curt Gibson and Kara Powell
Talk presented Fri, May 18, 2007 at the Urban Youth Workers Institute Conference 2007.


In the midst of fractured families, broken schools and violent neighborhoods, kids today need more from us than a bible study and a prayerful pat on the back. Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets; as well as a new research project by Fuller Seminary's Center for Youth and Family Ministry, give youth workers an invaluable set of tools to help kids thrive, not just spiritually, but also physically, emotionally, intellectually and relationally.

About the Speakers

Curt Gibson is the Director of Neighborhood Student Ministries for Lake Avenue Community Foundation in Pasadena, CA. He is also an experienced writer, having authored junior high curriculum for Word Action and Youth Specialties, as well as being a contributing author to the Teen Devotional Bible, and several other books on junior high ministry.

Kara serves as an Assistant Professor in Youth and Family Ministry and the Executive Director of the Center for Youth and Family Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary. In addition, she volunteers in student ministries at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. She is the author of Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, Help! I’m a Woman in Youth Ministry and Mirror, Mirror. Kara is also a regular speaker at Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Conventions, Forest Home Christian Conference Center, as well as retreats and conferences across the country.

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