BUILD A PARENT MINISTRY PLAN (Step 2 in the M2P Roadmap)
In our last blog post, we shared the first step in the Ministry to Parents Roadmap, CARE FOR THE SOUL, which is the foundational piece to building a parent ministry. Each step along this journey helps you and your church multiply your ministry efforts by leveraging the powerful influence of parents. Today, we cover how to build a parent ministry plan, step 2 of the M2P Roadmap:
- Care for the Soul
- Build a Parent Ministry Plan
- Encourage Parents
- Help Parents Lead
A PLAN BUILDS TRUST
Building a parent ministry plan in children’s or youth ministry establishes a foundation for your program. When you choose to be strategic and selective with your events, guidelines, and vision, you build trust with your parents. They want to know you provide safe, trustworthy environments for their children and teenagers. As you stay consistent and communicate, an opportunity emerges.
TRUST LEADS TO RELATIONSHIP
When you layout parent ministry plans, you relay to the parents you care about them, too. Because they are the single, most significant influential person in the life of a student, when you show you care, in a planned manner, you earn their trust, and thus, you earn the opportunity for relationship.
Once a relationship is established, they are more likely to receive encouragement from you (Step 3: Encourage Parents) and eventually help to lead their kids (Step 4: Help Parents Lead).
I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO
Building a plan is what establishes a relationship, so we provide you with the “HOW TO” resources to build a parent ministry plan. We mainly focus on four areas:
CLICK HERE to go to Step Three of the M2P Roadmap.
To view other blog posts on Build a Parent Ministry Plan, check out:
Top 10 Mistakes Family Ministries Make
4 Parent Events To Offer This Year
Understanding the Type of Parents Who Come to Church
Why Leaders, Directors, and Ministers Need To Be Organized
Parents’ Top Tips for Ministry Leaders on Organization
Connect with your parents in less than five minutes!
Download & send these digital resources to your parents.
A PRAYER GUIDE FOR YOUR FAMILIES & 2 PARENT VIDEOS.