Grounded Faith

Sinking Roots for Youth Ministry in an Age of Advanced Skepticism

In 2004, the Fuller Youth Institute, at the time called the Center for Youth and Family Ministry, launched a series of longitudinal studies to follow young people raised in church through high-school graduation and into college. Most of the youth came from intact, well-functioning families. They were considered the churches' most promising youth, and the question at the heart of the study was this: Given the epidemic of young people abandoning faith, how can we best minister in ways that help our youth transition through college and into adulthood with their faith intact? Afterward, the researchers produced a family of resources under the umbrella catchphrase "Sticky Faith," the common theme being...


has a BS in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, IN, and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #44, Spring 2018 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |


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