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How To Get (Helpful) Input From Parents

Creating a Parent Input Team

Parents are smarter than you. I know you want to think your Bible degree or years of experience and expertise with adolescence make you an unquestionable guru when it comes to how to run a youth ministry. But the simple fact is none of that matters if you don’t get input from parents, because parents
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Youth Group For Parents

The Best Way To Start The School Year

My first official gathering as a youth pastor was a parent meeting. It was the first week of September, and I was the first youth pastor the church had hired. We gathered in the home of one of the families who had kids in the youth group. Some volunteers played games and had a campfire
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My Dad Is Dying

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My dad is dying. Technically, he always has been. We all are. But a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer earlier this year has brought his mortality into focus, rather than the abstract blurred background of life.
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How To Get (Helpful) Input From Parents

Creating a Parent Input Team

Parents are smarter than you. I know you want to think your Bible degree or years of experience and expertise with adolescence make you an unquestionable guru when it comes to how to run a youth ministry. But the simple fact is none of that matters if you don’t get input from parents, because parents
KEEP READING

Youth Group For Parents

The Best Way To Start The School Year

My first official gathering as a youth pastor was a parent meeting. It was the first week of September, and I was the first youth pastor the church had hired. We gathered in the home of one of the families who had kids in the youth group. Some volunteers played games and had a campfire
KEEP READING