5 Questions You Need to Ask to Build Parent Partnerships

5 Questions You Need to Ask to Build Parent Partnerships

By Ryan Reed Every person who works with teenagers, including youth pastors, teachers, recreation leaders, coaches, and so on, must critically consider how to build bridges into parent partnerships for the sake of long-term, sustainable work with teenagers. Intentionally building these in-roads will foster trust between you and the parent, make you aware of the dynamics within the family, and ultimately, leverage the influence of the parent for the sake of your own. Good youth ministry is good... Read More
Social Media In A Day:  Inside The Social World of Today’s Teens

Social Media In A Day: Inside The Social World of Today’s Teens

Social media has a powerful influence on today’s teens. In the book Zombies, Football and the Gospel  (Chapters 3 and 8), Reggie Joiner references: –  46% of 18-24yrs pick internet over having a car –  53% 16-22yr olds would give up their sense of smell rather than their social network –  On 2009-2011  # of teens on twitter doubled –  Instagram is one of the fastest growing social networks for teens because parents and adults have not figured it out Matt McKee, a... Read More
Connecting With Parents Through Your Student Ministry Website

Connecting With Parents Through Your Student Ministry Website

Connecting with parents is the first effort in partnering with parents in student ministry, which is why the connection process is so instrumental.  Student ministry leaders have to find ways to connect with parents in small daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly steps.  And the greatest way to connect is to communicate with them through your student ministry website. So we researched the best student ministries across the country who have great parent sections on their student ministry website.... Read More
Ten Social Media Plan For Parents

Ten Social Media Plan For Parents

Here is the Ten Social Media Plan for parents.  The goal is to have offline conversations with their students within each month around the content. If you missed the original post explaining what this Social Media plan is all about, then click here or need the Social Media Plan for parents by clicking here Feel free to use any and all of this information but also don’t feel tied to these updates word for word. These are simply examples that you could copy and paste if you wanted or add your... Read More
Ten Social Media Plan For Students

Ten Social Media Plan For Students

Here is the Social Media Plan for engaging students with the Ten content. If you missed the original post explaining what this Social Media plan is all about, then click here. Feel free to use any and all of this information but also don’t feel tied to these updates word for word. These are simply examples that you could copy and paste if you wanted or add your own personality. If you have any questions, suggestions, or even content that other people can use to help engaging students for this... Read More