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We know parents are a crucial part of effective youth ministry. If we can partner well and help equip them, the teens we are working with will benefit even more. This 5-week series is set up to be informational (give parents a better understanding of who you are and what your ministry offers), inspirational (encourage parents to press forward and be the primary spiritual investors in their kids), and transformational (provide tools and tips that parents can use in their parenting).

WEEK 1 - WE WANT YOU TO KNOW: Five things every parent should know about the role of the youth ministry.

WEEK 2 - LASTING FAITH: The ultimate goal is to see teens’ faith continue and grow once leaving for college or whatever comes after graduation. Four questions that can help instill a longer-lasting faith.

WEEK 3 - SOCIAL MEDIA & CELL PHONES: Practical information and thoughts on how to help students be wise consumers with cell phones while making sure their cell phones don’t “have them.”

WEEK 4 - PRAYING PARENTS: Thoughts and tips on how to ramp up parents’ prayer lives for their teens.

WEEK 5 - Q&A: Pull together a panel of your Student Ministries staff, volunteers, or pastors to discuss multiple questions.

What’s Included:

    • Series Graphic Package.
    • Four 3,400 word for word teaching scripts (for week 1-4),
    • One 1,600 word script with 25 potential questions for the panel (for week 5).
    • 5 editable PowerPoint presentations for each week.
    • Template of a promotional letter to parents regarding the series.

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But Wait! This resource is also part of DYM's Parent Super Pack! While you're more than welcome to purchase this resource individually, it also comes in a massive 9-resource bundle for 50% off! You can pick up 9 great resources to help you in your partnership with the parents of your teens!

PG - Parental Guidance

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retail: $16.25
A 5-Week Series for parents of teens.
retail: $16.25
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Regular Price: $16.25

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Derry Prenkert

I've been fortunate to serve the first 20+ years in youth ministry! I'm in My Third Decade (check out my podcast on the DYM Podcast Network!) where I currently serve as the Student Ministry Leader at a church in Louisville, KY. Over that time I have been able to craft a plethora of experiences and resources that help students and parents in their spiritual journey, and I love that DYM has provided me the opportunity to share them with you. My wife Janelle and I have four amazing children ages 10 and under. I love the Cubs, the Colts, comic books, podcasts, and going to Disney World.

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Free Ebook by Doug Fields

There are plenty of people who are grateful that you do what you do. Your students are, their families are, and your church is, even though they may not say it often enough. I want to say thanks on behalf of them, and model the way we need to be saying thanks to the leaders that serve alongside us—in ten different ways—through this ebook.

Thank YOU!