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Leading our kids into calling

How do I help my kids find their calling? Part 2

Brad M. Griffin

“'For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” I’ve probably heard these words from Jeremiah 29:11 a thousand times, almost never in context. Usually we invoke this verse as a promise that God is going to give someone a job, help them out of a difficult situation, or make their college scholarship package line up perfectly so they can attend the school of their dreams. And then there’s the aftermath.

How do I help my kids find their calling?

Helpful insights from Fuller President Mark Labberton

Brad M. Griffin

Our kids get all kinds of confusing messages about calling, gifts, career, and vocation. What’s more, calling tends to get mixed up with our anxiety about college, scholarships, career, and financial success in adulthood. In other words, my kids’ ability to “find their calling” and launch a career often can feel like a direct reflection on my parenting skills.

5 Ways the Sticky Faith Cohort Is Still Changing Our Church (3 Years Later)

Fuller Youth Institute

This Sticky Faith Story is from Matthew Deprez, Intergenerational Pastor at Frontline Community Church in Grand Rapids, MI, a Sticky Faith Cohort veteran, and one of our Coaches and Sticky Faith Trainers. Our church had the privilege of participating in a Sticky Faith Cohort in 2011. When I think back on all the decisions Frontline has made over the past 3 years, the decision to join the cohort has been, without a doubt, one of the most important. Here are some ways the Cohort is still changing our church...