We believe that one of the biggest shifts in Youth Ministry 3.0 (to borrow a term from MarkO) from Youth Ministry 2.0 is the intentional Partnering with Parents. It’s not that Youth Workers never worked with Parents, its just that there have been some major, major shifts to more Family Driven Youth Ministry (and Children’s Ministry) over the last several years.
But what does it mean to Partner with Parents in Youth Ministry? The definitions we hear over what Family Ministry means range all over the place, from completely inter-generational worship services, to using great kids ministry programs to draw in the parents, and everything in between.
So today, we don’t want to hear what you think Family Ministry is, your philosophy behind Family Ministry, but we want to know:
“What are you actually doing about it?” Right now, this year, this past year, what did you do to partner with Parents in your Youth Ministry?
Leave a comment below and this Friday We will choose a Random winner using Random.org to win a “Family Ministry Prize Package” including:
- Parenting beyond your capacity by Reggie Joiner
- Sticky Faith: Youth Worker Edition by Dr. Kara Powell, Brad Griffin, and Dr. Cheryl Crawford.
- Orange Essentials by Reggie Joiner
So get to it!
Contgratulations to Comment Number 6! Brendan Wilkes, we will be in touch shortly!