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:
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:
We HELP YOU get it done through two options:
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