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SYMC 2016 – Real World Family Ministry

This weekend I have been at The Simply Youth Ministry Conference in Chicago, IL. It’s been a great weekend so far and I have been so encouraged by the conversations, new connections, and inspiring worship and teaching. In addition, I have had the privilege to invest in and encourage youth and family ministry workers as they seek […]


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D6: Reaching and Equipping Disengaged Parents

Today was my last day at The D6 Conference in Louisville, KY. It’s been a great experience and I have enjoyed meeting some incredible people from all over the country. D6 is a fabulous conference full of inspiring and challenging general sessions, along with some highly practical and essential breakouts. I was privileged to lead a […]


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[Podcast] ★ How to Team Up With Parents! ★

Last week I had the privilege to speak to my friend and youth ministry blogger Terrace Crawford about my book Team Up! The Family Ministry Playbook for Partnering with Parents. His podcast This Week in Youth Ministry is quickly becoming one of the most listened to youth ministry podcasts. I appreciated the opportunity to talk about my vision […]


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Team Up! How to Become an Expert in Partnering with Parents!

 photo credit: Light bulb on desk via photopin (license) Partnering with parents to reach the next generation for Christ should be an essential component for every children’s and youth ministry. While we get to partner with them through our weekly programs, it’s imperative that we understand that God has called parents to be the primary […]


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Kidmin 2015 Resources to Partner with Parents

Thank you to all those who attended my track at Kidmin 2015 in Chicago. I had a blast and loved spending time with Children’s ministry and family ministry workers who are committed to partnering with parents to reach the next generation for Christ. One of sessions involved table groups brainstorming their “go to” websites, books, […]


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Kidmin 2015 Deep Learning Track Notes

Thanks to everyone who came to the deep learning track called Parent Pain Points. A great deal of the content came from my recently published book, Team Up! The Family Ministry Playbook for Partnering with Parents. As promised, below is a link to shortened outline with the main points and quotes from the 4 sessions […]


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Team Up! Partner with Parents with a Web of Support

For years, there’s been a tendency for us to focus solely on church programs and miss helping parents succeed at home. While many of us have heard of the importance of partnering with parents, there’s not always been a clear and practical picture of how to do it. That’s why I wrote Team Up! The Family Ministry Playbook […]


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Announcing: Team Up! The Family Ministry Playbook for Partnering with Parents

About a year ago I began writing Team Up! The The Family Ministry Playbook for Partnering with Parents with GROUP Publishing. Today, I am excited to announce that it is available for purchase! Why Did I Write It? About 15 years ago I realized that my ministry impact was limited if I only focused on the kids in my […]


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15 Ways To Partner With Parents In Your Youth Ministry: The Final 5…

In my previous two posts we covered 10 ways in which you and I can partner with parents effectively. Before we jump into the final 5, let’s recap the importance of partnering with parents in youth ministry: In ‘Think Orange’ by Reggie Joiner, we read: “No one has more potential to influence a child’s relationship […]


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15 Ways To Partner With Parents In Your Youth Ministry: The Next 5…

In my previous post I talked about ways in which you and I can partner with parents in our youth ministries. While you are called to youth ministry, it’s imperative that you adopt a ‘Think Orange’ approach (or whatever you want to call it), as we look to partner with parents. After all, the influence […]


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