Websites To Recommend Parents of Teenagers In Your Youth Ministry

Yesterday a ministry friend asked me what websites I recommend to parents of teenagers in my youth ministry. Initially, a couple came to mind, but I only had a few… After asking a few more friends in ministry and sleeping on it, I realized there are some really good websites that you and I can talk to parents about. In fact, as youth workers, it should be our goal to partner with parents and resource them well in this way.

Youth Ministry Parents

A healthy youth ministry partners with parents, communicates regularly with parents, and resources parents.

Here’s a list of websites. I have looked through many of their pages, but cannot endorse every single thing they say. As you recommend resources and websites to your parents, make sure to tell them the same…

UPDATE: For a great podcast for parents, check out http://www.minfluence.com

Again, check these sites out for yourself. Feel free to forward this list to others. AND, feel free to comment with additions. I am sure there are some other great ones out there…

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About Phil Bell

Phil Bell is a youth pastor, writer, and blogger. He is originally from England and now lives in Michigan where he has been ministering to students and their families since 2000. Phil is passionate about helping students own their faith for the long haul and is deeply committed to leadership development of youth workers in the local church. He loves spending quality time with his family, playing soccer, and drinking a good cup of English tea!
  • http://www.tomshriver.com Tom Shriver

    Parentlink isn’t really a site to recommend to parents, but it’s great for youth workers. You get awesome content each month for under $80 – good one to look into.

    Good list!

  • http://youthworktalk.com Phil Bell

    Yes, Tom, you are talking about Group Publishing’s Parentlink that we can use and customize to send out monthly right?

    Phil <><

  • http://www.everyonescalledtoyouthministry.com Darren Sutton

    You can access our parenting podcast on iTunes or through our website – http://www.minfluence.com – over 200 podcasts archived there!

  • http://youthworktalk.com Phil Bell

    Darren, I am an idiot for not remembering the podcast! D’oh! Thanks for the addition. I will update the blog to reflect this! Happy Birthday mate!

  • http://theyouthculturereport.com/ Mike Liebler

    I recommend the daily news website on youth culture. The Youth Culture Report helps parents understand the world of teenagers. http://theyouthculturereport.com/

    Mike

  • Phil Bell

    MIke, Great addition. I follow youth culture report and get regular updates. There is some great content they are providing as well as networking with other sites, writers, and articles.

    Thanks, I’ll add this to the updated list!

    Phil <

  • http://theyouthculturereport.com/ Mike Liebler

    Phil
    I neglected what all parents and youth pastors like…. FREE stuff, The Youth Culture Report has free apps.

    Mike

  • http://youthworktalk.com Phil Bell

    Thanks Mike! Updated the post and it’s in there now.