Last week, you read 3 tips on how to stay in touch with teenage or youth culture. I gave you a few ideas on where to get the information, but how do you get the word out? Print out a page handout of the onlineslangdictionary.com and hand it out each Sunday? That may be a start. Here are some better tips on how to communicate or make that information available on a regular basis.
- Parent Meetings – Every parent meeting I have (I wish I had more, feel free to tell me how you are able to have them on regular basis), I include a time of updating the parents through a youth culture update. Try to make it interesting, do a PowerPoint, have a quiz with a prize, show a short clip, etc.
- Youth Culture Updates – Except during holiday weeks and maybe a break in the summer, I try to have a youth culture update as a part of my weekly email. It is something to draw them to the email each week and gives parent some equipping and knowledge that they may desire. (Information typically comes from www.cpyu.org newsletters)
- Parent Seminars – Pray for me, I’m attempting my first at my new church. In the past, these have been well attended and prove to be worth your time. Parents want to know what is going on in their student’s lives. So feed them with knowledge, and equip them with God’s Word in applying that knowledge in parenting.