Hints/Helps: “Successful Big Parent Meetings”

Parent meetings can be intimidating but they do not have to be.  So many youth leaders/pastor dread these meetings, as moments where they are put on the spot, questioned, or even feel like they are being critiqued.   Often younger leaders feel threatened, put-down, or disrespected as they walk away from these important meetings.  Parent […]

Top 10: “You Might Be an Over-Protective Youth Group Parents”

I will not tell you which at least 6 of the 10  are real and which ones I made up?!!  You will just have to guess.  (*Hint: Truth is Stranger Than Fiction.) Feel free to use this at your next parent meeting or parent counseling session…maybe even your own personal therapy session! YOU MIGHT BE AN […]

Hint/Help: “Helping Us, Help You” (Parent Expectation)

Every fall, right before we kick off our youth ministry year. I started off with a couple things. I always seek to have a time of fellowship and training with all my leaders. This  is a time of connection, development but also to lay out what the expectations are for being a leader in our […]

Top 10: Ways To Include Your Spouse in Your Ministry!?

Last night, I had the blessing of watching my wife share her story with 2 of our campus’s students, at our new church. As always, it was fun to see her open her heart to students and share her story and our story with them. My wife is super involved in what I do in […]

“Why You Should Involve Your Daughter in Your Ministry!”

I love being part of a new church where the staff children are loved and embraced. I love the fact that are kids are cherished. It is amazing for us to watch the adult sons of our Sr. Pastor, leading and living an example for the younger staff kids…  It is even more significant after […]

Why We Choose to Lead Together as a Family

I recently did a podcast interview with my friend Jeremy Lee, from Ministry to Parents, for the D6 Ministry Podcast.  that he hosts. We talked about “Doing Ministry as a Family”.   Since the podcast was posted last week, I have received a mix reaction from people, many with questions.   I thought it might be helpful to offer a few thoughts in the […]

Parent Minsitry Highlight: “Parent & Family Ministry Resource Collection”

Check out my latest post for my partners at Parent Ministry! This time around we are offering up a FREE (pdf download) of 8 Parent Ministry Study Resources and 9 Practical Resources! Some of the Best Stuff Out There for Next Generation Ministry Teams! CLICK HERE (to read or download now)

News U Can Use: “13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Do”

Raising mentally strong kids who are equipped to take on real-world challenges requires parents to give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength. Of course, helping kids build mental muscle isn’t easy — it requires parents to be mentally strong as well. Watching kids struggle, pushing […]