February 23 2020

"Growing With" with Dr. Steven Argue

Labyrinth Room
Sunday, February 23, 2020
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Dr. Steven Argue
"Growing With"

Dr. Steve Argue will be discussing Growing With: Every Parent's Guide to Helping Teenagers and Young Adults Thrive in Their Faith, Family, and Future, a book he coauthored with Kara Powell. He helps people understand the changing nature of parenting because of the changing nature of younger generations. Dr. Argue is one of the leading authorities on emerging adults in the country, and Associate Professor of Youth, Family and Culture at Fuller Seminary.


Dr. Steven Argue joined the Fuller Theological Seminary faculty in June 2015 in a hybrid role as assistant professor of youth, family, and culture and as applied research strategist with the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI). A thought leader and researcher with decades of on-the-ground ministry experience, he came from Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he served since 2009 as pastor and theologian-in-residence. He has worked and led parachurch organizations that focused on youth ministry strategies and leadership development. Also, he was associate pastor of high school ministries at Elmbrook Church. Prior to his ministry experience, he worked for Hewitt Associates, a firm that provides human capital and management consulting services.

Argue’s doctoral research focused on how undergraduate students who attend public universities perceive and work through spiritual struggle. He hopes this work can contribute to better understanding emerging adults—one of the most misunderstood groups of people in our churches today—and provide more meaningful ways for faith communities to support emerging adults in one of the most important periods in their lives.

Argue was ordained in 1994 by Elmbrook Church, Brookfield, Wisconsin, as an Ordained Minister of the Gospel.

Steven played a key role in organizing and hosting the 2017 Payton Lectures: Young People and the Church.

All-Church Event   Children, Youth, & Families (CYF)   Speaker   Spiritual Growth