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Have you checked out the latests podcast? If not, you may have missed this…

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I recently interviewed Walt Mueller (from CPYU) on the show.  We talked youth culture, The VMAs, and more.  It was a great conversation.  During our time together Walt offered EVERY listener to the podcast a FREE, ONE YEAR subscription to CPYU’s Parent Page!   This resource is $5.00 monthly ($60 yearly), but you can get it for FREE from This Week in Youth Ministry. You must catch the show before the last day of September though, the coupon code we provide you with on the show expires then!

You can listen to the podcast [here] or on iTunes [here].

Also, we’re giving away an Apple Watch!  That’s right.  We’re giving away an Apple Watch with our friends @LeaderTreks.   You only have 2 days left to enter!   [Enter here now]

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[Podcast] ★ 6 Reasons Your Parent Ministry May Fail ★

Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 7.15.53 PM The 25th episode of This Week in Youth Ministry podcast is LIVE. We’ll be bringing these to you every Thursday.

from the description: This Week in Youth Ministry – Episode 25: ★ 6 Reasons Your Parent Ministry May Fail ★ Youth Ministry Veteran Terrace Crawford interviews Michael Bayne from Parent about reasons Parent Ministry may fail for youth workers.

Thanks for listening!  And please share the word with friends online about the new podcast.  You can also check out – our official podcast page.

Subscribe in iTunes by clicking [here].

How to Minister to Parents When You Don’t Have Kids Yourself

I was recently interviewed by my friend Jeremy Lee over at  I had a great time discussing two things I love: Youth Ministry and Social Media.  During our time together Jeremy asked me a lot of questions about how I’ve helped parents during my 18 years in ministry without having kids of my own,  so in this episode I gave up a few secrets of what I do and what has worked well for me over the years.  [Click here] to listen to this podcast and I encourage you to check out the great resources over at!



The Best Parent Ministry Resource

One of the best Parent Ministry resources I’ve found is a new organization that does just that… resources Parents!  I’ll never forget chatting with my friend Jeremy, the founder of Parent about his initial idea for this start-up.  I instantly (and I mean instantly!) told him to go for it!  I knew this would be an invaluable ministry to youth workers and parents of teens… and that is certainly what it has become!  Since that conversation  scores of churches have begun using the resources at —  Northpoint, Willow CreekSaddleback, and others all said “I’m game!”   How about you?  Do you desperately need a better ministry to parents?  If the answer is “Yes”  then you should [go here] and sign up today!

Tell the great folks at Parent that I sent you!  Go there [now].


Free Q&A Webinar with Jim Burns


My friends at will host a special Q&A webinar with Dr. Jim Burns this Tuesday, March 19th at 2PM Central.  This is a great chance for you to ask any burning question you have about parenting teens. Register [here] now to reserve your FREE spot for the webinar.

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