BUILD OR STRENGTHEN YOUR FAMILY MINISTRY.
This Parent Ministry Sampler is all you need to start or strengthen a family ministry with games, parent prayer cards, volunteer training, coaching videos, and more.
What's included in the Sampler:
Family of Fones Game
Many parents have love-hate relationships with cell phones when it comes to family time and teenagers. Family time can often be interrupted with a tweet, tag, or text. But for one night, why not encourage parents to invite their teenagers to family time with their cell phones? Create some family fun and laugh with “Family of Fones!”
Family Devotionals for Teens: Holiday Edition
This packet includes twelve holiday devotionals that families can do throughout the year. Each devotional includes five sections: Read, Learn, Discuss, Activity, Pray. The holidays are New Year’s Day, Valentines, Lent, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day/ Veterans Day, Father’s Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthday, and Anniversary.
Family Feud Game
Give your parents an at-home game they can play with their teenagers called “Family Fun Night.” With four rounds and a face-off, this game will get the family rolling!
Prayer Experiences and Adventures for Families
Prayer is such an important part of families, especially during the pre-teen and teenage years of spiritual development. Often, however, during these years, parents assume that the work of teaching children how to pray is over. But these years are still very important years of mental, emotional, social, and spiritual development, preparing them for their college and career years. This resource gives your families 20 family prayer practices and experiences that continue to unite their families and grow their teenagers.
10 Parent Personalities: A Volunteer Training Handout
Want to have some fun while training volunteers? Assign each volunteer to act out one of these ten personalities and ask your team to step into role-playing. You’ll learn a lot by training them how to navigate Outgoing Oliver and Know-It-All Nancy.
Psalms Parent Prayer Cards: Boys and Girls Edition
Give these printable PDF cards to your parents, so they can personalize the prayers for their son or daughter that is based on a verse in Psalms.
Proverbs: 30 Notes of Wisdom for Teens
Give these printable PDF cards to your parents, so they can offer their teenager personalized notes of wisdom based on a verse in Proverbs.
Book Review: Managing Your Family’s High-Tech Habits
This book review gives you a two-page snapshot of Managing Your Family’s High-Tech Habits by Arnie Cole, Pam Ovwigho, and Michale Ross to help you understand the gist of the book, in case you need to recommend it to families.
Book Review: 52 Ways to Connect with your Smart Phone Obsessed Kid
This book review gives you a two-page snapshot of 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smart Phone Obsessed Kid by Jonathan McKee to help you understand the gist of the book, in case you need to recommend it to families.
Coaching Video: How To Have An Online Parent Ministry
Because of the global pandemic, churches around the world started or developed their online presence. This move allowed them to reach a whole new group of people. But as gatherings return to in-person, church leaders have the choice to maintain their online ministry. In this video, Jeremy Lee, founder of M2P, shares practical tips on how to have an online parent ministry, so leaders can continue to connect with parents online.
Coaching Video: How To Onboard Parents Into Your Ministry
As church leaders, we often think about helping new students join as they enter into our ministry area, a process called “onboarding.” But what if we intentionally helped parents onboard into our ministries? How can we help new parents? If we do a good job of onboarding new parents, we have a great chance of keeping families involved. In this video, you will learn practical tips like creating one-page sheets and the importance of telling parents what they want to hear first versus what we find essential.
Coaching Video: How To Cast A Vision Of Family Ministry To Families
It's one thing to talk family ministry to your leadership staff. It's another to describe it to families. In this video, Jeremy Lee, founder of M2P, gives church leaders some encouragement on how to implement your family ministry vision to the people at the center of it all: parents in your church and community.
Spiritual Retreat Guide
Have you been thinking about pulling away to recharge spiritually? If you did get away, have you wondered what you would do? We created a simple, step-by-step guide that provides everything you need for spiritual, mental, and emotional rejuvenation. It includes two sections to be done consecutively:
- Moments of Ceasing (My Thoughts)
- Moments of Listening (His Thoughts)
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