This month we’re hoping to capitalize on our culture’s infatuation with sports and games. We want to encourage both you as a ministry leader and the parents you influence to get “in the game” when it comes to spiritually leading the kids and teens under our care. It’s so easy to be a spectator in the stands as our kids and teens move through life, but we need to be more than just fans; we need to be playing the game with them. As a ministry leader, you have what it takes to coach parents, give them the equipment they need, and encourage them to lead their kids and teens into a real life of faith. So, let’s all get in the game!

For more on this topic, don’t forget to check out the blog articles, coaching video, online parenting class video, toolbox item, and the latest episode of the M2P Podcast. Remember that we are here to serve you and to help you serve parents, so let us know if there is ever anything we can do for you or your ministry.


The M2P Team


This Parenting Self-Evaluation & Personal-Growth Resource is designed to help parents take some time to think about how they are parenting and evaluate how “in the game” they are when it comes to their kids’ and teens’ spiritual growth. This resource works hand in hand with this month’s video, articles, and social media posts and challenges parents to make sure they aren’t just in the stands cheering their kids and teens on, but they are actually “in the game” with their kids.


  • Download “Parenting Self-Evaluation & Personal-Growth Resource” and post it on your website.
  • Email parents a copy of the resource or a link to it and encourage them to set aside some time to go through the questions.
  • Print copies of the document for parents to grab at church.
  • To download, click HERE for youth and HERE for kids.
In this month’s coaching video, we talk about what it would look like for you to view yourself as an actual coach for parents as you seek to encourage them to be “in the game” with their kids when it comes to spiritual growth. Whether you believe it or not, you have what it takes to provide parents with a level of training and support as they tackle the role God has given them. Grab a clipboard and take some time to create a game plan for how you and your ministry can lead parents to not just be fans but to be “in the game” with their kids and teens.

To view, click HERE for youth and HERE for kids.

In this month’s parent video, we encourage parents to intentionally focus on building strong relationships with their kids and teens that will last a lifetime. Our lives and the lives of our kids and teens are often so busy that we, as parents, must be highly intentional about carving out the time to foster healthy relationships and not allow that time to get crowded out. As parents, we need to take building relationships with our kids and teens seriously and make it just as much an intentional part of our parenting strategy as we do guiding, directing, and correcting.

To view, click HERE for youth and HERE for kids.

New blog posts coming this month:

  • Coaching Parents to Lead by Chris Sasser
  • Parents on the Sidelines – Encouraging Them to Lead at Home by Amy Diller
  • The Best Defense Might Be a Good Offense by Chris Sasser
  • Stay Off the Sidelines by Amy Diller

To view, click HERE.