The Slow Fade Why you Matter in the Story of Twenty Somethings
by Reggie Joiner, chuck Bomar, Abbie Smith
Co-authors Reggie Joiner, Chuck Bomar and Abbie Smith have put together this book to help adults understand their role and responsibility in the lives of college age people. If you're looking for a book to equip someone who has a heart to (or you want to encourage to) invest in a college age person...you just found it.
Many churches and families have programmed a youth ministry finish line at twelfth grade. We walk our seniors out the door, breathe a sigh of relief, and let them disappear for a few years. We assume they'll return to church later, probably as adults with young families in tow.
The problem is, if we let them go, we may never see them again. Too old for youth group and uncomfortable with labels, college-aged and twenty-something Christians become disconnected from faith. Almost imperceptibly, they become less and less involved in church and faith and, eventually, absent altogether - in what we call the slow fade. Yet as these young people face critical decisions that affect the rest of their lives, they need their faith communities more than ever.
So what's the answer? You will find insight and suggestions that make a compelling case for personal, intergenerational relationships as the way to stop the slow fade. It's easier than you think!
Table Of Contents:
Chapter 1 The Invisible Years
Chapter 2 Personal Epic
Chapter 3 Common Ground
Chapter 4 Mentoring Redefined
Chapter 5 A New Breed of Leader
Chapter 6 Community of Faith
Chapter 7 Mutual Transformation