Anna J. Light: Parent Liasons
First Things First
Anna is an awesome woman with an amazing passion for youth and connecting with families. I had the privilege of meeting Anna last year at the Orange Conference in Atlanta… though, at the time, she was going by her maiden name – Anna Meadows.
I truly appreciate Anna’s call to us in ministry – we need to build a bridge between those of us with an agenda (read as: church staff) and those we hope to equip and connect with (parents and students). This might be a novel concept for some… but it’s an essential for all of us.
I love this concept… but (and I’m sure I’m not the only one), I struggle putting it into practice. I can cast vision for small group leaders. I have a harder time asking a parent to put one more thing on their plate by asking them to help me greet and welcome other parents when they could be in church or a parenting class. Again, I TOTALLY get why I need to do this. We need to bridge the gap between ministry leaders and the parents we’re trying to engage. Maybe if I knew who my target was… the perfect recruit for this sort of a team… maybe then I could begin to dream about who I know that could fill that roll. Until then, I’m loving the concept and struggling with my next step.