This product, like all our resources, is a download item.
Here's what's included in the Ministry to Parents Variety Pack:
VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES AND EXPECTATIONS KIT
There are many components involved in building a parent ministry, which is Step 1 in the Ministry to Parents Roadmap. One of the fundamental features is to have a SAFE and STRUCTURED ministry.
When parents visit your church for the first time, they may ask, “Will my kid be safe?” And if they don’t ask, they’re thinking it. We want you to have the means to answer “YES!” and earn their trust right away.
We also want you to keep the trust of parents whose students already participate in the ministry. Setting guidelines and expectations, doing background checks, and having a well thought out application for volunteers communicates to parents trust, safety, security, and structure.
This belief is why we created the Volunteer Guidelines and Expectations Kit.
- Safety Guidelines for Volunteers
- Student Ministry Expectations
- Background Check Application
- Ministry Volunteer Application
MINISTRY KIT FOR FAMILIES WITH ILLNESS
Often we think parents of children and teenagers want an expert, a Ph.D. in Adolescence or Psychology, to help them with their kid. Many times, all they want is someone to empathize with them.
Empathy places you at the scene of a parent’s heart. Once you arrive at an understanding of their world, you can act on this empathy with encouragement, then find the tools needed to speak courage into their parenting moments. Pass aside the role of expert, step into empathy, and become the encourager.
This belief is the foundation for our Step 2: Encouraging Parents in the Ministry to Parents Roadmap.
Because ministers encounter wide-ranging circumstances regarding parents, we created a resource around one specific topic: families with illness. How can you encourage parents whose children are sick? What about a student who is home battling cancer?
This product includes eight items to help you encourage parents.
- 5 Ways to Care for a Family with a Sick Child Article
- 5 Ways to Care for a Family with a Sick Child Volunteer Training Handout
- 4 Ways to Walk with a Student Whose Parent is Ill Article
- 4 Ways to Walk with a Student Whose Parent is Ill Volunteer Training Handout
- Thinking of You Postcard from Teenagers to Teenagers
- Thinking of You Postcard from Parents to Parents
- Thinking of You Postcard from a Child to a Child
- A Five-Day Hope in the Hospital Devotional
BACK TO SCHOOL PARENT KIT
Parents are the most significant influence in the life of a student. This belief is the foundation for our Step 3: Helping Parents Lead in the Ministry to Parents Roadmap.
We created a resource you can send straight to parents to help them lead their kids and teenagers spiritually.
The kit includes:
- 11 Things Your Elementary Student Needs From You
- 11 Things Your Middle School Student Needs From You
- 11 Things Your High School Student Needs From You
- 6 Photo Text Graphics to use for Instagram, PowerPoint, Newsletter, and More.
MINISTER’S TRANSITION KIT
Ministry is hard enough as it is. We are on the front lines in a Spiritual Battle. We have our callings to shepherd our walks with Christ, our relationships with our family, and lead others to do the same. This belief is the foundation for our Step 4: Caring for the Soul in the Ministry to Parents Roadmap.
Caring for your soul is particularly difficult when undergoing periods of transition, which is inevitable in the life of a church leader. This resource offers wisdom and guidance into the transitional moments – past, present, or future. It is written by Jeff and Lora Helton, who are life-coaches outside Nashville, Tennessee, and spend their full-time pouring into people exactly like you.
The kit includes:
- 4 Ways to Leave a Church Well
- 7 Ways to Guide Children Through a Transition Gracefully
- How to Enter a Church Well