- Parents, not youth leaders, are ultimately responsible for the discipleship and spiritual maturity of their children (Duet. 4:9-10; 11:18-19; Prov. 29:17; Eph. 6:4).
- Youth leaders should work closely with parents in order to accomplish the common goal of Christ-like maturity.
- Youth leaders should offer support to parental authority that is biblical in nature, seeking to “turn the hearts of the children to their fathers” (Mal. 4:6).
- Youth leaders should seek to maintain strong, open lines of communication with parents, and vice-versa, in order for concerns to be shared freely and openly.
- Intentional, regular meetings should be scheduled between the youth leaders and parents in order to foster an environment of open communication, keep parents in formed on issues that youth are facing, offer encouragement, and reiterate youth philosophy.
Written by Chad Phelps