Parents: Friend or Foe [Anthony Prince – Group Kidmin Conference]
Description: Checked-out, overbearing, inconsistent, entitled, helpful, involved, caring, invested—just a snapshot of the parents you encounter. Dig into the challenge of ministering to all of them with God’s love in sharp focus. Discuss ways to encourage parents toward spiritual growth.
Church is Not a priority
Don’t reinforce what is taught
Parents aren’t as serious about their kids’ spirituality as their own
Give parents a strategy not information.
It’s the church’s responsibility to develop faith not theirs
Take what parents are already doing and leverage that
Family small groups – match like aged kids
How to balance your families needs with your volunteer’s need
- Balance is hard for us
– Make your children’s church look like adult worship so the kids will know what to expect
How do you get people in the church in-line with the vision for children’s ministry
- Have them worship together (bypass the pastor)
About Anthony: Anthony is the Director of Children and Family Ministry at Glenkirk Church in Los Angeles, California. He’s a graduate of the School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University.