So when I was in school there was a popular song that came out by Will Smith A.K.A. the Fresh Prince. The song was parents just don't understand. The song summed up what generations of teens have assumed for years, parents just don't get it. Little do they know that ALL parents were once teens too. It may seem weird to think about as a student but the facts...your parents WERE your age at some point.
As a youth pastor I have found there is no better friends to my ministry than parents. When parents catch the vision of what a youth ministry can do when they partner together great things always happen.
The recent stat that keeps me going is knowing that 70% of students leave the church after their teen years.
Great youth pastors and great ministries can not change this stat alone...the only way to see a student stick around after they graduate is to partner with parents.
Parents DO understand...and so do I, our job is to work together to see students make a commitment to Christ long beyond their teenage years.
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