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 believeContinue 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, theContinue reading “Book Review: Letters to God by Cassandra Smith”

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”

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”

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 allContinue reading “Top 5 Posts of 2013”