Read in 1 min Family Ministry Resources » Family Ministry Ideas » Other Family Ministry Ideas » Leader Tips & Tools » All Other Leader Tips Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Top 10 Things Parents Value About Your Children’s Ministry The top 10 things parents value about your children’s ministry, from our exclusive research. 10 Things Parents Value About Your Children’s Ministry 1. Safe and Fun Environment Parents’ first question for kids after class or a program is “Did you have fun?” but rest assured that their number one concern is that their child is safe in your care. 2. Spiritual Growth Opportunities Make no mistake: Parents want their kids to grow closer to Jesus in your ministry. 3. Age-Appropriate Materials Parents trust you to determine what that is, but they understand the importance of a good curriculum. 4. Relationships With Other Kids This is especially true in areas where kids don’t attend school together. Parents want their kids to have friends who share their values and church is a great place for that. 5. Consistency in Teachers It’s comforting to parents to see the same faces week after week—because it makes it easier for their children. 6. Service Opportunities Parents today highly value their children serving and growing in character by giving. 7. Family Events In our research, this is the number one way children’s ministers define their “family ministry.” 8. Celebrating Faith Milestones Parents appreciate training and celebration surrounding key faith milestones in their children’s life. This is a great opportunity to come alongside parents to help faith permeate all of family life—far beyond a ministry hour on Sundays. Group’s Group U course, Partnering With Parents to Build Faith in Families gives a great insight on how to do this. 9. Social Events Parents want to have fun with other families from church. 10. Parent Seminars That’s right: number 10. Meaning, they probably won’t attend that often, but they see its value. Looking for more ideas for families? Check out these articles! And for even more ideas and daily posts of inspiration, follow us on Facebook! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!