Becky Arthur: Family Connect
First Things First
Becky’s article gave us some tangible ways to actually connect with parents. I love tangible take-aways. Thanks, Becky!
Here they are:
- Discontinue the kids-only VBS
- Dedicate Parents
- Build a Backyard Bible Club
- Include Parents
- Organize Family Teaching
- Mark Spiritual Growth
I think Becky is making some pretty awesome suggestions… we just have to learn to read between the lines. Our VBS model works, but we can absolutely lean into a strategy that includes and engages parents in the midst of it. We won’t be launching backyard Bible clubs any time soon… but I have a friend who has an AMAZING idea for an event that encourages and equips families to take the love of Jesus into their neighborhoods.
(Tangent: this same friend has a wife who’s writing a book. I’m convinced that this book would sell more copies if it featured a vampire. You can slap a vampire on anything and it will sell. In fact, I’m tagging this post with the word “Vampire” and I bet it gets twice as many hits as the rest of this series. At least.)