Phase 3 — Organize for Effectiveness Organization keeps things moving and provides structure to guide the vision.
1. Choose a Parent Resource Person In the same way that a PTA functions for a school, you want help to address parents. Finding a key person to come along side you, but who remains under the authority of the church leadership, will maximize your effectiveness. You might have this person register as a Parent Resource Person with the National Center for Biblical Parenting to start receiving input and information about how to proceed. Click here to sign up.
2. Build a Parent Resource Team These are people who will support the Parent Resource Person to help plan and organize various events and initiatives for parents. It’s best to identify these people specifically as your team. They will be on the lookout for good ideas for discipling parents.
3. Identify Interested Parents
Start a list or data base of parents that might be interested in the discipleship ideas you have to offer. Identify those that are highly committed and want training and events, those that are prospects who could be trained, and those who have expressed interest from the community and need further follow up. You might even specify parents by the age of their kids or those with special needs, although most families overlap those types of groups. Each of these groups of people will receive different communication at times based on their interest and needs.
4. Establish Communication Tools
Determine with your Parent Resource Team the most effective tools for communicating to interested parents the ideas you have to offer. (i.e. bulletin inserts, email list, Facebook group)
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