In Faith for Exiles, David Kinnaman teams up with former executive director of Youth Specialties Mark Matlock to reveal five formational practices that have the power to cultivate resilient faith in the next generation. Drawing on groundbreaking insights and never-before-released data, Kinnaman and Matlock show readers that God has not given up on the American church. In fact, the church is needed now more than ever.
Pastors, youth ministers, and concerned culture-watchers will find the hope they've been looking for as they navigate a rapidly changing, increasingly alien culture alongside young, faithful, thriving Christians exiled in digital Babylon.
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About the Author
Mark Matlock has been working with youth pastors, students, and parents for more than two decades. He is the principal at WisdomWorks a consulting firm dedicated to helping individuals, churches and faith-centered organizations leverage the transforming power of wisdom to accomplish their mission. Mark is the former executive director for Youth Specialties (YS) and creator of the PlanetWisdom student conferences. He has written more than twenty books for teens and for parents. In addition, Mark serves as a teaching pastor at Irving Bible Church. Mark and his family live in Texas.
David Kinnaman is coauthor of unChristian, You Lost Me, and Good Faith. He is president of Barna Group, a leading research and communications company that works with churches, nonprofits, and businesses ranging from film studios to financial services. Since 1995, David has directed interviews with more than one million individuals and overseen hundreds of U.S. and global research studies. He and his wife live in California with their three children.
Table of Contents
Start Here: Digital Babylon and Resilient Exiles 13
Practice 1 To form a resilient identity, experience intimacy with Jesus 39
Practice 2 In a complex and anxious age, develop the muscles of cultural discernment 69
Practice 3 When isolation and mistrust are the norms, forge meaningful, intergenerational relationships 109
Practice 4 To ground and motivate an ambitious generation, train for vocational discipleship 143
Practice 5 Curb entitlement and self-centered tendencies by engaging in countercultural mission 175
What's Next: Finding Hope in Exiles 205
About the Research 221