It’s usually around this time of year when we’re motivated to make changes. On top of the personal resolutions I’m willing to bet you’ve got a few ideas for your ministry as well.
They’re probably great changes, the ones that can take your ministry to the next level. But, there is a problem that usually prevents us from reaching that level. The problem is that:
As a youth minister how much of your job requires serving parents too? If we’re honest it’s not the most attractive part of the job; however, it’s probably one of the most important.
If parents feel equipped by your ministry you gain a lot of credibility. They’ll see what you do as something important for their teen and them. To gain that credibility you need to make sure you resource them by:
When I was starting out in ministry I didn’t know how to handle parents. I felt judged. I didn’t know if they were for me so I decided to avoid them as much as possible. Needless to say that was a mistake.
After years of maturing, humility and becoming a parent I’ve come to realize that you can’t have a healthy ministry if you don’t invest in parents. When you invest in parents they’ll return that investment, but that will only happen if you give them: