Have you ever been frustrated that parents don’t make youth group a priority? I think we all have. We see parents treating youth group like just another extracurricular activity, and sometimes the least important one. They seem to lack any
My three kids (ages 16, 14, and 12) all own an iPhone. Without my wife and I setting some guidelines, they would stay plugged into their devices from the moment they got home from school until bedtime. These boundaries are
It can be frustrating when teens begin to disagree, doubt, or criticize their parent’s decisions and/or beliefs. Parents often freak out and are confused when their teenager says through their words, actions or attitude: You don’t know as much as
Written by Aaron Helman GET PDF OF THIS BLOG POST Communicating with teenagers can be a significant challenge. Many of them don’t make phone calls, check email, or even understand the function of the mailbox that sits out by their
Podcast Episode 1: The Power of Partnering with Parents PODCAST IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. We’re so excited to launch the very first episode of our new youth ministry podcast! In this episode, we spoke with Jeremy Lee from ParentMinistry.net about the
Written by Aaron Helman Ten years ago, I was a single guy, a college student, an apartment dweller… …and a rookie youth minister who was pretty sure he knew everything. In retrospect, I’d have to admit: I was a moron.
3 Surefire Ways to Lose the Trust of Parents Written by Aaron Helman You spend a ton of energy trying to build great programs for your students, but if you can’t gain buy-in from their parents, then none of those