Meet with your teaching staff to get the most out of this
1. Before the Meeting — Two weeks before this
meeting, photocopy a “Parent Survey” for each child in your
program. Give the surveys to teachers to give to parents as they
drop off their children. Have teachers request that parents
complete the surveys and return them at the end of the hour to a
central collection place such as the church office. Tally
individual class results to help you know how to train specific
teachers. Tally the overall results to bring to the meeting.
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2. Yes or No — As teachers arrive, give them
each a photocopy of this article. Begin the meeting by asking God
to help you discern whether you’re meeting parents’ needs-and how
to do that better.
Read aloud each question in the “Taking a Closer Look” section.
Together answer each question. Then report how parents answered
3. Team Attack — Form teams of no more than
four to tackle areas of improvement. Equally divide areas of need
and assign them to groups so each area is covered. Then have groups
think of ways to improve their areas. Have groups refer to
“Programming That’ll Make Parents Happy” for ideas. Ask for written
reports at the end of the meeting so you can lead your staff in
Take the guesswork out of meeting parents’ needs. Give this
survey to parents to discover if you’re actually meeting their
fill out 1 form
for each child &
|Child’s name and
Circle True or
I am convinced that the children’s ministry in our church is
committed to children.
TrueFalse2.It’s obvious that our senior pastor
loves children.TrueFalse3.I’m happy with the age grouping of
children in my child’s class.TrueFalse4.My child’s class is more than just
baby-sitting.TrueFalse5.My child’s teacher understands and is
sensitive to my child’s learning style.TrueFalse6.Children’s ministry activities do not
conflict with our family activities.TrueFalse7.The children’s ministry program
equips me to be a better parent.TrueFalse8.I feel that my child is safe in the
children’s ministry.TrueFalse9.My child’s teacher seems to genuinely
love teaching children.TrueFalse10.My child is excited about the Bible
because of the way its content is presented in class.TrueFalse11.My child is learning basic biblical
content in class.TrueFalse12.I can tell that my child is applying
biblical principles to his or her life.TrueFalse13.I believe that my child’s teacher
knows more about my child than just his or her name.TrueFalse14.My child’s teacher lets me know what
my child is learning in class.TrueFalse15.My child’s teacher gives me insight
into my child’s spiritual life.TrueFalse16.The children’s ministry coordinator
communicates regularly and effectively with me.TrueFalse17.My favorite thing about our
children’s ministry is:
TrueFalse18.One thing I’d change about our
children’s ministry is:
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