Partnering with Parents (Experienced)
Shift: What It Takes to Finally Reach Families Today by Bryan Haynes. Building a family ministry that serves throughout all the milestones of child rearing.
Family Ministry Field Guide: How Your Church Can Equip Parents to Make Disciples by Timothy Paul Jones. A handbook for church leaders who want to equip parents to be the primary disciple-makers in the lives of their children.
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.
Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel- An excellent book on teen development; helpful both for youth minister and for parents.
Articles on Rooted
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 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
Partnering With Parents: Give Them Some Space by Shaun McDonald