If you’ve read our last three blog posts, you know that we’ve been writing about the Ministry to Parents Road Map.

The road map outlines the 4 steps to building a ministry to parents at your church (see below).

  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:

STEP 3: HELP PARENTS LEAD

Every time I step back and ask myself, “How can I work smarter and not harder?” good things start to happen.

What does it look like to work smarter and not harder in your ministry? I’ve got one suggestion. Focus on your ministry to parents.

Here are some truths you might have heard about parents:

  • TRUTH #1- Parents are the most significant spiritual influence in the lives of their kids.
  • TRUTH #2- The students you serve spend the majority of their time at home with their parents and not at your church.

What if you trained parents to act as a minister to their kids?

If so, then the greatest influencers who spend the most time around our students become the primary source of spiritual encouragement.

Think of the possibilities.  We work smarter, not harder to carry out God’s calling on our lives.