One of the more insightful and challenging breakout sessions on student ministry that I attended at the 2014 Orange Conference was on the topic of 'Parent Partnerships,' a topic that I've discussed numerous times on my blog and writings. I posted my notes below for you to read.
Two esteemed and respected Pastors in the field - Doug Fields and Will Hutcherson - offered two different sides of the topic. Will started with the practical applications for why all student pastors should strive to build bridges toward parents. Then, Doug closed the session by discussing the importance of maintaining a healthy rhythm of life with your own family. Both of the presenters shared insightful, challenging - both personally and professionally, encouraging, and compelling information on the topic.
As you work through my notes, feel free to comment at the bottom with your insights and questions on this topic. Think on this question: What kind of practical steps have you taken during this last year to make your student ministry accessible to parents and families of teenagers?