Impact Parents during Sunday Morning Bible Study

I often speak to all parents of youth during the Sunday morning Bible teaching hour (or multiple hours). I usually speak on a topic similar to "Making a Spiritual Impact on Your Teenager." (A parent conference any other time will only draw a handful of the parents who need help the least. The weakest parents simply will not come any other time than Sunday morning—or perhaps DNow Weekend). We see dramatic impact on parents from this session on Sunday morning. They consistently report they go home to make significant changes in family life.

I welcome grandparents and parents of preteens and even children in the Sunday morning session. We can help them establish patterns that can prevent many problems during adolescence.

We see the greatest impact when the presentation lasts around 55 minutes. Strategies that encourage parents to arrive on time are helpful.