In our last blog post we shared the new Ministry to Parents Road Map, which won’t just tell you why you need to build a ministry to parents but HELP YOU get it done.

The road map outlines these 4 steps to building a ministry to parents at your church:

  1. Build a Parent Ministry Plan
  2. Encourage Parents
  3. Help Parents Lead
  4. Care for Your Soul

Each step along this journey will help you and your church multiply your ministry efforts by leveraging the powerful influence of parents.

For today’s blog post, we’re going to focus on:


I might be showing my age here, but when I was a kid, I loved the TV show, The A-Team. 

My favorite part was at the end when the leader of the A-team would flash a big smile and say, “I love it when a plan comes together!” 

I think the tagline adequately describes what we do at Ministry to Parents. 

I want you to experience the satisfaction of having a solid and intentional plan for ministering to parents. Then I want you to flash a smile and enjoy watching the idea come together. 

We’ve worked for almost ten years with over 2,000 churches to help them build a Ministry to Parents Plan.

We’re ready to help you too!

Some of you might be starting from scratch. Others of you may want to perfect what you’ve already built. 

No matter where you are on the journey, we want to join alongside and help you get it done…starting today! 🙂

There are many components involved in building a parent ministry plan. One of the fundamental features is a SAFE and STRUCTURED ministry. That’s why our gift to you today is a Volunteer Guidelines and Expectations Kit.

When parents visit your church for the first time, they may ask, “Will my kid be safe?”  And if they don’t ask, they’re thinking it. We want you to have the means to answer “YES!” and earn their trust right away.

We also want you to keep the trust of parents of those who already participate in your youth or children’s ministry.

Setting guidelines and expectations, doing background checks, and having a well thought out application for volunteers communicates to parents trust, safety, security and structure. 

And that is an important component of STEP 1: BUILDING A PARENT MINISTRY PLAN.

The good news…

Our team has done the hard work of putting this kit together for you.

Here’s what the Volunteer Guidelines and Expectations Kit includes:

  • Safety Guidelines for Volunteers
  • Student Ministry Expectations
  • Background Check Application
  • Ministry Volunteer Application




We hope you enjoy this free resource!

GO HERE to see the blog post on STEP 2: ENCOURAGE PARENTS.

Ministers encounter a myriad of circumstances regarding parents, and one of those is when families deal with illness. That’s why we give away this free resource in that blog post: MINISTRY KIT FOR FAMILIES WITH ILLNESS.

Your Parent Ministry Partner,

Jeremy Lee