7 Tips To Make The Most Out Of Your Parent Meeting

As I talk with other student pastors, I find that one of the most frustrating things in student ministry is leading a successful parent meeting. The reasons that this is difficult and frustrating are varied. Parents do not attend the meetings Parents seem to be bored when they attend I cannot seem to engage parentsContinue reading “7 Tips To Make The Most Out Of Your Parent Meeting”

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”

5 Reminders for Parents

Parents, we are getting deep into the school year, and I wanted to give you a few reminders today to challenge but also encourage you as your parent your kids. Discipline is an act of love– I was reluctant to put this one on this list, but it is important. Kids do not like correction.Continue reading “5 Reminders for Parents”

Free Parenting Ebook for Helping Teens Answer Tough Questions

I have been super busy lately, and have gotten away from sharing free resources that I come across. I also have been so busy that blogging has taken a back seat over the last two months. I am back at it though. I saw this free resource recently from my friend, Tim Schmoyer, and lovedContinue reading “Free Parenting Ebook for Helping Teens Answer Tough Questions”