Practical Ways to Connect with Parents in Student Ministry

By: Mark Etheridge The more I’m a part of student ministry; the more I realize the need to connect with the parents of my students. The emphasis on working with parents in student ministry is a recent trend, and I believe it is both healthy and biblical. When it comes to parent ministry, I believe … Continue reading Practical Ways to Connect with Parents in Student Ministry

Book Review: Letters to God by Cassandra Smith

When I first heard of the release of this book, I was immediately interested. Then, I had the opportunity to read the book and give a review on the blog which made it more intriguing to me. "Letters to God" is a book that details and fills you in on the feelings, the emotions, the … Continue reading Book Review: Letters to God by Cassandra Smith

Disney Kids Show Features Lesbian Couple

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

2014 Grammy’s Review for Parents

Last night's Grammy Awards show was a mirror into the future of our culture. Granted, youth culture bloggers always tend to say things such as this, but it was true. Music plays an important part in our culture. Everyone loves music..okay, not everyone, but most people. We all like different genre's of music, but music … Continue reading 2014 Grammy’s Review for Parents

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 no … Continue reading 4 Things Parents should Model in front of their kids

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 becoming … Continue reading How to Plan an Effective Parent Meeting

Top 5 Posts of 2013

This is something that I have done the last couple of years, and I figured that I would continue with the tradition. It is always fun for me to look back at the year, and see which posts you read the most. To Clarify, each post mentioned below were written this year. I appreciate all … Continue reading Top 5 Posts of 2013