The 5 Greatest Challenges of Kids Ministry

By: Jordan Ledwell It’s easy to discuss overcoming challenges when surveying other ministries, but it is much more difficult to look at your church in the mirror and diagnose what every church struggles with in relation to kid’s ministry.  This list is definitely not exhaustive, nor is it a checklist for a perfect kid’s ministry,Continue reading “The 5 Greatest Challenges of Kids Ministry”

4 Things Parents should Model in front of their kids

Ephesians 6:4 says, “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Paul tells the church to not provoke your children to anger, but raise them up in the discipline and encouragement of the Lord. All discipline will fail, and all encouragement with noContinue reading “4 Things Parents should Model in front of their kids”

What Does Family Ministry Look Like?

One idea of ministry that many student ministries seem to be going for is “family ministry.” I have seen many churches hiring “family pastors.” It is becoming a trend. I think that it is a very good trend. This is a little bit of a different concept that our church is accustomed to. We haveContinue reading “What Does Family Ministry Look Like?”

How to Plan an Effective Parent Meeting

Okay, we get it, we are supposed to connect, engage , and release parents to be the primary disciplers of their teenagers. I do not think many youth pastors would argue with the fact that this is part of our job description as youth pastors. The question is how? How do we go about becomingContinue reading “How to Plan an Effective Parent Meeting”

Free Parent Guide to Cyberbullying

One issue that is prevalent in today’s youth culture is the issue of cyberbullying. There has always been bullies. When I was growing up, there were bullies in our school. The bullies are not new, the means to bullying are new. For instance, on sites such as ask.fm, you can anonymously ask bullying questions. ManyContinue reading “Free Parent Guide to Cyberbullying”