The parents and families of your students need a trustworthy partner. I have been really encouraged through the COVID season to hear about so many of you connecting with and championing parents and guardians as they seek to disciple their teenagers from home.
The Priority of Parent Ministry
Partnering with parents and guardians in the work of ministering to students has never been more important. We are living in a season of reimagining social norms and structures. The home is now the hub for work, rest, church, and play. Parents and guardians find themselves overwhelmed by responsibilities and busy with overbooked schedules. They need support and direction. They need a pastoral plan and voice. You can be their trustworthy partner.
Pragmatic Parent Ministry
This season has forced innovation and evaluation of youth ministry priorities. I would urge you to make the most of this season by ramping up your parent engagement, and we want to help you do that. The question about parent ministry for so many student leaders is not WHY it should be done, but HOW. The real challenge is figuring out what content needs to be shared and how to best deliver a meaningful support system. For busy parents and guardians, growing in discipleship needs to be “do-able.”
Partnering In Parent Ministry
Lifeway Students has created a new monthly digital resource called Parent Partner to help you partner with parents by creating a weekly, easy-to-digest plan for discipleship that comes from you to them.
- Monthly themes keep families engaged
- Customizable email templates are easy for you to send
- Editable weekly PDF files are easy for families to use
We are your trustworthy partner in ministry, and you are their partner in discipling their students. We exist to serve you as you pastor students and their families from crisis to Christ-centered connections.
The need has never been greater and we believe Parent Partner will help you further your commitment and calling to loving the families of your local church well.
Test-drive Parent Partner
This new parent resource will be released soon (as a monthly subscription) but we’d love for you to test drive it first. Download it, make it your own, and see what engagement it creates for your parents and ministry. You’ll be the first to know when the next resource is available for purchase.
Here’s what some of our Youth Ministry Booster members have said about Parent Partner:
“Today was our first day with a short video intro from me and sending out the guide to parents. The email went out very early this morning and I’ve already received multiple emails from parents loving it. (Parents rarely respond to the things I send them) so this, in a short time, has produced more engagement from my parents than I’ve been getting.”Brian B., Arizona
“Four Words: Simple, Helpful, Equipping, Encouraging.”Joel H., Kentucky
“This resource was simple, Scriptural, and strategically holistic for my church families.”Colin L., Vancouver