“What do you want to be when you grow up?” That might be one of the worst questions anyone could ever ask a teenager. Our society pushes you to grow up, to stand on your own two feet, to chase after meaningful pursuits. But what if there was a better way to grow, a better path to follow, a richer life to lead? Grow Down is built around the idea that there is a better way to grow: by rooting yourself through a life centered in Jesus. Using Colossians 2:6-7 as a backdrop and a tree as a visual, this book envisions a generation that chooses to be un-adulterated. That’s the priority for author Ken Castor, who has worked with teenagers and young adults for more than 20 years. Like a tree, a follower of Christ must root deeply into Jesus, find all nourishment to stand strongly through life in him, and then naturally impact others with fruit and shade, protection, and life-breathing air. As you grow down into Jesus, you’ll draw up the resources you need to stand through any pressures, and then you’ll overflow with an abundance of life that this grownup world so desperately needs.
Children & Youth Ministries