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”

Ways to Connect the Home and the Youth Ministry

  I shared a recent post on this subject, but I want to share some more thoughts and ideas that may help youth pastors really engage the home into the student ministry. I say to our leaders and parents all of the time, “partner, partner, partner.” This is a motto for us, and we try to makeContinue reading “Ways to Connect the Home and the Youth Ministry”

Books to Recommend to Parents

    Parents, here are a few books that I would recommend for you on ministering more effectively to your student:       Passionate Parenting by Cary Schmidt A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Sex and Dating by Mark Oestreicher A parent’s Guide to helping teenagers in Crisis by Rich Van Pelt 99 Thoughts for ParentsContinue reading “Books to Recommend to Parents”

Resources for Parents

One thing that our student ministry has done over the past year is increase the resources that we are sharing with the parents of our students. We try to share a new blog post or resource each week with them as well as share something that can be beneficial for them to use in being an effectiveContinue reading “Resources for Parents”