Today in our LIVE YM Talk, Mark Matlock talked with us about shaping a youth ministry around parents. We all know that parents are easily the #1 spiritual influence in a student’s life and that scripture says it’s the parents’ role to be that influence in the first place, but how can we shape a youth ministry around that? How can we help parents who are apathetic become passionate and be the spiritual role models their teenagers desperately need?
Some of the things we talked about:
- How parents view the role of the youth pastor
- The importance of capacity
- Things that help and don’t help parents assume responsibility
- And a lot more…
You can listen to the whole conversation below or grab it in iTunes.
Next week’s discussion
May 22: Joshua Griffin is talking with us next week about working with high school students: the unique challenges, opportunities and values that high schoolers present and what that means for our youth ministries. See the LIVE YM Talk page for details on how to join us.
Posted on May 15, 2009