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10 Tips For An Incredible Parent Meeting

10 Tips For An Incredible Parent Meeting

Parent meetings are an essential part of a successful youth ministry. As a youth worker, you need to be able to effectively run a parent meeting.

Early on, in ministry, many youth workers think youth ministry is all about the students. After a few months into this youth ministry gig you notice in order to have lasting Jesus-centered change, your ministry to parents has an exponential effect in the success of your ministry to students.

Over the years I have made many mistakes when hosting a parent meeting. Thank goodness I didn't give up on parents, or more so, thank goodness they didn't give up me.


  1. Triple Communicate: Email Them. Mail Them. Call Them. You don't want parents missing a parent meeting because of your lack of communication. Parents are people and they have busy lives. If you communicate clearly you will have them there . . . that is why you are having the meeting in the first place.
  2. Welcome Them: Have someone on your team at the door greeting them as they enter the room and hand them the information you are going to cover.
  3. Create a Good Environment: Going with the rap/hard rock over the sound system is a bad choice. Make sure the room you are in is clear of distractions. If your budget will allow, bottles of water will let them know that you are prepared and want them there.
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Your calling is to minister to students. You are a million times more effective if you win parents' trust. Hitting a home run in a parent meeting is a great way to get started.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in July 2010 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. 

About The Author

Jason Curry

Jason Curry

Jason Curry is the Pastor To Students at The Church at Rock Creek in Little Rock, Arkansas. During his time at Rock Creek, Jason has seen the student ministry grow from just a handful of students to over 300 students, from every school in Central Arkansas, actively involved in Rock Creek Students. Additionally, Jason is a frequent speaker at Student Retreats, Camps, Disciple-Now events, parent conference, college retreats, & church wide events. Jason attended Mississippi College where he played four years of college baseball (and was named an All-American), and graduated with a degree in Communications. During his first year of college, Jason began a two-year commitment as a volunteer for K-Life ministries, an extension of Kanakuk. He then served at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, TN and later joined the staff at First Baptist Church in Jackson, MS. Jason is married to his high school sweetheart, Courtney, and they have two daughters, Carson & Cameron. Jason is an avid college football fan and loves the outdoors, especially duck and deer hunting. You can keep up with Jason at