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A Follow Up Plan That Works

If you’re like me when I first started out in ministry, I didn’t think about follow up. All I focused on was doing a great event or service, and then move on to the next. But just like following through when you swing a bat is key, follow up is as well. It doesn’t feel necessary but is essential to pulling off a great event.​ Here are 7 steps to a great follow up plan for any event.


Better Connecting with Parents

It is easy to overlook parents, but this is a huge mistake. We need them, and they need us. So here are five ways I have found over two decades of youth and kids ministry to help you better connect with parents.


3 Keys to Building Strong Relationships with Parents

Our purpose with kids goes far beyond the weekend. If we focus solely on the kids and miss relationship with the family, we are losing out on what could be the most fruitful of our efforts. In order to make the most of our time, we must get the parents involved in the spiritual formation of their children by taking these three steps: Communicate, Trust, and Encourage.


3 Ways to JBQ Success

Three areas that require focused intensity for Junior Bible Quiz to be successful in the local church: JBQ practice must be fun. Parental involvement in JBQ is vital. JBQ needs long-term goals and plans, which are key to long-term success.


When Military Parents Deploy

Military kids can be remarkably resilient at times, but they are not super human. The absence of their parents are filled with uncertainty, risks, and challenges, and even pastors without personal military experience can assist these young children and youth in meaningful ways. This article lists steps to remember when working with them.


Make Parent Meetings a Success

Over the years, the term “Parent Meeting” has meant parent workshops about hot topics, program and policy changes, open house meet and greets, and private one-on-one meetings. No matter what the reason, the truth is no one likes “meetings.” But that doesn’t mean they have to be lame wastes of time either. This article points to one big tip that will save you lots of time planning and conducting parent meetings.