The Ministry to Parents Podcast is for church leaders that share our passion to see families thrive! Each episode, Elisabeth and Jeremy Lee will share ideas on how to care for your own soul, how to build a solid plan for parent ministry, how to encourage parents through the parenting journey, and how to help parents lead their kids spiritually. They’ll do this with honest, real, very raw, and funny conversations. Every episode includes insights from guests and practical help from church leaders just like you. They also play silly games, talk technology, and do anything they can to share a laugh together. For free resources and show notes, visit www.MinistryToParents.com.
#056: What To Do When Parents Come To Church: The Drop-Off Parent
In the new series What To Do When Parents Come To Church, Elisabeth and Jeremy flip the conversation from the last series, What To Do When People Leave. What do church leaders do when parents drop by? What about when they drop in? This three-part series gives you quick and easy tips that help you learn how to connect with the different types of parents. In this episode, you'll learn about the Drop-Off Parent and four ideas to best relate to them.
#055: When *Church Leaders* Need To Leave Their Church
In the final episode of What To Do When People *Leave* series, Elisabeth and Jeremy answer a question that church leaders entertain at some point during their duration of ministry...When is it time to leave work for this particular church? Because each circumstance is unique and specialized for each person, they offer four markers that help leaders identify if they are ready to transition.
#054: What To Do When *Staff Members* Leave Your Church
Part of working in Family Ministry means you work alongside other staff members (paid or volunteer). So when one of them leaves, regardless of the circumstances surrounding the exit, there are always social dynamics at play. For example, certain families have lost a friend, and responsibilities are left open-ended. So in today's episode from the What To Do When People *Leave* series, Elisabeth and Jeremy Lee give church leaders four pieces of advice to equip them with the soft skills needed to walk through the transition with ease.
#053: What To Do When *Volunteers* Leave Your Church
In the second episode of What To Do When People Leave Your Church, Elisabeth and Jeremy cover a lot of ground discussing the moment that many church leaders dread...when a volunteer says they're leaving. Is it possible to create a positive experience from the transition for all parties involved? They believe it's realistically possible with these four tips. From learning how to say thank you to starts and stops, they give you sound practical advice to create a healthy, collaborative culture that honors the concept of "leaving well." You'll leave with a vision on how to treat volunteers in such as way that they'll be lining up at the door.
#052: What To Do When *Families* Leave Your Church
Do you know that moment when you run into a family and find out they're at another church? It can be awkward for both parties creating opportunities for some clumsy interactions. But what if church staff had a well-planned strategy in place for families that leave? Many times, they focus on the front door forgetting the back door. In the first episode of the new series What To Do When People Leave, you'll learn four steps to ease the transition for all parties involved.
#051: How To Heal From Church Hurt: Interview With Amy Diller
Amy Diller brings her experience as a children's director in the 3rd episode of How To Heal From Church Hurt sharing how sometimes children's ministries can be out-of-sight and out-of-mind for some church staff, leaving children's leaders feeling invisible. She courageously shares her experience of church hurt and what she does to work through it.
Great for Ministry Leaders AND Parents of Kids of All Ages
If you’ve been in the parent ministry world for any length of time, you know Jeremy and Beth. You know they love Jesus, they love one another, they love their kids, they love their families, they love the church, and they love helping others experience the family God dreams for them to have. This podcast captures all of that feel-good stuff and packages it in a fun, informative, meaningful way that is easy to listen to and well worth your time. You’ll be a better ministry leader and parent for making the investment in yourself to listen.
Relevant and Relatable!
As I listened to the first episode, it was like sitting in a room with great friends who “get it”. In the midst of a season where we’re all trying to figure out how to do ministry in a completely new way, listening to Jeremy and Elisabeth was a huge hug if encouragement. This podcast launched at a perfect time!
Authentic and Intentional
Jeremy and Elisabeth provide helpful insight, encouragement and support. Their years of experience in ministry gives them an awareness of the unique challenges and pressures that leaders experience. They offer their gifts of humor, honesty, compassion, knowledge and authenticity. Can't wait to listen to the next one!