In the next couple of weeks I’m going to release four blog posts that have been stored up in my draft folder for weeks. I wrote four letters as an open confrontation to parents that I’ve worked in a church setting with over the years. I’ve been a Children’s Pastor for a while, and everywhere I’ve ever been I see many of the same things. Let me say that each letter I hit “Publish” on will link back to this post so I wanted to put it this way.
Why did I write these letters?
Easy. To get something off my chest.
The better question would be, “Why did you Publish these?”
That’s the harder one. I felt it necessary to release this out there as a common sounding board on my personal site to make a connection with other Children’s Pastors, and they are also being posted on our Trinity Kidsplace Ministry Parent’s Blog too.
What else would you add?
I love parents. I love that they bring their kids to church, I love that they all do little things to connect with their kids in a spiritual way, and I love it that they trust me to help them raise Spiritual Champions. But I need more help, and these letters are an expression of my heart towards parents.
I only ask that you assume the best of my intentions and with as much grace and humility as I can gather…I present to you…”Dear Parents.”