How to get Parents to show up

Episode 51 Show Notes:

Podcast IconWhether you’ve been in student ministry a month or many years, you know how challenging it can be to get parents together for parents Information meetings or parent gatherings.  No matter what topic it is, no day or times seem to work

Today Tom and Ben Kerns talk about how to effectively get parents together.  Why?  Because Ben may have cracked the code with parents by arranging a set of meetings that DID get parents to show up.

So, in the today’s podcast:

  1. Evaluating your year and making changes during the year for your program
  2. How to effectively get parents to show up for important meetings.

If you want to connect with Ben you can find him here ( or find him on Twitter (

Are there other great topics out there that you’ve used to get parents to show up to your Parents meetings? We’d love to hear from you about what you’ve been doing.  So…

Share your thoughts!  How are you getting parent to show up at your student ministry parents gatherings?  Share your stories below or on social media using the hashtag #ymsidekick. Join the conversation. 

To email Tom some ideas on future episodes email him here.

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Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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