The Slow Fade
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About "The Slow Fade"
A discussion of the most overlooked and underdeveloped facet of the modern churchhow to keep college?aged people engaged in faith. Many churches and families have programmed a youth ministry finish line at twelfth grade. They walk their seniors out the door, breathe a sigh of relief, and let them disappear for a few years. There is an assumption theyll return to church later, as adults with young families. Many never come back. They become less and less involved in church and faith and, eventually, absent altogetherthey slowly fade away. Facing critical decisions that affect the rest of their lives, college?aged people need a faith community more than ever. A senior pastor, a college pastor, and a twentysomething rethink one?on?one mentorship as the way to end the slow fade. They offer insights and suggestions that will help anyone get started fighting the fade.
Meet the Authors
Reggie Joiner is the founder and CEO of Orange. He also co-founded North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, with Andy Stanley. During his 11 years as the executive director of family ministry there, he developed a new concept for relevant ministry for children, teenagers, and married adults.
If you end up road-tripping with him across the country on Orange Tour, be prepared to stop at every antique store along the way. He has found a way to wear orange for 3,453 days and counting.
Reggie and his wife, Debbie, live in Cumming, Georgia, and have four children: Reggie Paul, Hannah, Sarah, and Rebekah.
Chuck Bomar is the founder of CollegeLeader and he has developed several resources for leaders and youth and college ministries. His vision is for every church to include college ministries as essential to their programs. His passion for the truth and for young people has kept him in the ministry for more than fifteen years. He currently serves as the pastor of Colossae Church in Portland, Oregon. SPANISH BIO: Chuck Bomar es el fundador de College Leader y ha creado numerosos recursos para lideres y ministerios de jovenes universitarios. Su vision es que cada iglesia adopte el ministerio unive
Abbie Smith was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Though she grew up in a loving home, religion was never a priority. Even through her Catholic high school, the concept of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ remained silent. Abbie attended Emory University and accepted Christ in the spring of her freshman year. After four busy years of campus ministry involvement and playing on the tennis team, she graduated in May of 2003 majoring in religion. Abbie is a member of North Point Community Church and resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Her passions include writing, discipleship, and spending time in God