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 parents … Continue reading 7 Tips To Make The Most Out Of Your Parent Meeting
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
The Disney hit show, "Good Luck Charlie" announced last summer that it would feature an episode featuring a lesbian couple. The show aired this past Sunday night. In the show, the parents of the little girl (Charlie) set up a play date with one of her friends. Her friend just so happened to have two … Continue reading Disney Kids Show Features Lesbian Couple
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 have … Continue reading What Does Family Ministry Look Like?
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 becoming … Continue reading How to Plan an Effective Parent Meeting
It seems like a regular occurrence that I hear about a youth pastor or a youth leader messing up with a teenager sexually. It is sad, but it is the reality. The reality is simple. Anyone of us could fall into this type of trouble without boundaries. Boundaries are there to protect us. Here are a few … Continue reading Boundaries for Youth Leaders
I want to poll all parents to find out if they do family devotions with their kids. If you do family devotions, would you mind sharing below in the comment section to let us know what curriculum, devotional book, or series you go through with your kids?