Partnering with Parents

Articles on Rooted

Youth Ministry With a Mission: Partnering With Parents for God’s Glory by Mark Culton

Family Milestones and Parent/Child Discipleship by Seth Stewart

Should the Youth Pastor Disciple Parents? Mike McGarry

A Parent’s Perspective Part One: What I Pray For in a Youth Pastor by Anna Meade Harris

A Parent’s Perspective Part Two: What I Pray For in a Youth Pastor by Anna Meade Harris

How Grace Informs the Youth Leader’s Relationships With Parents by Liz Edrington

What Youth Pastors Would Like to Tell Parents: It Takes a Village by Kerry Trunfio

What Youth Pastors Would Like to Tell Parents: The Culture is More Hostile Than You Think by Taylor Mendoza

What Youth Pastors Would Like to Tell Parents: Changed by Beholding by Seth Stewart

What Youth Pastors Would Like to Tell Parents: You Are First, I Am Fifth by Kris Fernhout

Partnering With Parents: Give Them Some Space by Shaun McDonald

Partnering With Parents: The Student Minister’s Balancing Act by Davis Lacey

Partnering With Parents: A Conversation with Liz Edrington, Andy Cornett, Sarah Seibels and Dave Wright podcast


Perspectives on Family Ministry: Three Views by Paul Renfro, Brandon Shields, and Jay Strother. Learn three strategies — Family- Integrated Ministry, Family-Based Ministry, and Family- Equipping Ministry — to disciple parents as they disciples their children in the home.

Trained in the Fear of God: Family Ministry in Theological, Historical, and Practical Perspectives by Randy Stinson and Timothy Paul Jones. Stinson and Jones focus on parents as the primary disciplers of kids, and discuss how the church can equip them for that calling.

When People Are Big and God is Small; Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man by Edward T Welch. How to move past people-pleasing and intimidation and into your identity in Christ.

Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope by Jasmine Holmes. One of the most important books published in 2020. In prose rich with beauty, pain, and grace, Jasmine Holmes tells a very particular story of a mother’s tender and fierce love for her young Black son and her fight to help him see himself as Jesus sees him.

The Dad Difference: The Four Most Important Gifts You Can Give Your Kids by Bryan Loritts. A solid resource for helping dads think about their irreplaceable value in their lives of their children, The Dad Difference is written by a man who grew up with a wise and loving father.

A Holy Fear: Trading Lesser Fears for the Fear of the Lord comes along at a time when we need it most. Fox assures us that come what may, we can rest in the character of God. We can do that by replacing our worldly fears with reverent awe of our holy, and wholly good, God.

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