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Faith Generation

Retaining Young People And Growing The Church

Nick Shepherd

192 pages
SPCK Group
The recent Church Growth Research (see www.churchgrowthresearch.org.uk) identifies that the successful transmission of faith to children and young people is a key factor in stemming decline and promoting growth. This book explores the cultural and theological reasons as to why this is the case and makes research-based recommendations for the faith formation of children and young people. The central argument is that church communities need to engage in deliberate strategies that help foster ‘intentional Christian Communities’ within which children and young people can form and sustain Christian identity.
Author Bio
Dr Nick Shepherd is Assistant Director of Ministry and Training for the Diocese of Southwark and a former CEO of the Institute for Children, Youth and Mission.