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What Do Parents Want?

Found a great post today over at Churchrelevance.com (and yes that title can be an oxymoron…) I’ve had this argument many times, being on both sides of the conversation:

Will parents attend a church that doesn’t meet their needs if it meets the
needs of their children?

Sometimes I think yes, and other times I think no. Kent Shaffer has a great answer on this question:

SO WHAT DO PARENTS WANT?
Each parent has their own mix of wants, but here is a list of things that every parent seems to like:

A children s ministry that makes their kids feel loved.
A children s ministry and church with good security.
A children s ministry that effectively teaches
their kids valuable lessons.
A children s ministry that is fun and wows their kids.
A friendly church.
A church with good preaching.
A church with good worship.
A church that makes it easy to make friends.
A church that offers opportunities to get involved.

For more go HERE.

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.