Fun Extras


Ted Talk – “Mentoring the next generation”

“Why discipleship is important” by Propaganda

Ted Talk – “How a boy became an artist.”

Have fun checking out these films depicting mentorship:

Akeelah and the Bee (PG, 2006)
Coach Carter (PG-13, 2005)
Dead Poet Society (PG, 1989)
Freedom Writers (PG-13, 2007)
Mr. Holland’s Opus (PG, 1995)
Secondhand Lions (PG, 2003)
Karate Kid (PG, 1984)

Further Reading

Here are two books that give immensely helpful insights into the development world of adolescents and how we, as caring adults, can help them develop into thriving adults. Chose either, or both, of these books to read and you will not regret it.

Sparks: How Parents Can Help Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers

by Peter L. Benson, Ph.D.

“Dr. Benson provides an evidence-based and empowering breath of fresh air that reminds us that all youth need and deserve caring adults who support them to find the spark within.”

-Judy Vredenburgh (President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America)

Sticky Faith: Everyday ideas to build lasting faith in your kids

by Powell & Clark

“Hand-me-down Christianity may last for a season, but in the long run, it fails to stick. What we as leaders and parents are in desperate need of is a navigation system that will direct us in how to cultivate a generation of young people who authentically own their faith. Kara Powell and Chap Clark have provided us with such a resource. As a parent and church leader, trust me, this is a book you’ll return to over and over again.”

-Bryan Loritts (Pastor of Fellowship Memphis)

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