The church has 40 hours with a child annually, and their parents have 3,000 hours with them. If we want to impact the lifelong faith of a child, we need to partner with their parents if we have any chance of being effective. The good news is: Parents want a plan. On today’s episode, Mike Clear and Sherry Surratt are talking about reactivating the family. When the church helps the parents, then both influences win.
Welcome to Episode 010 of the Think Orange Podcast.
2:05 – Mike Clear
4:45 – Statistics on the landscape of families in America today
6:20 – Parents believe that they are responsible for the moral and spiritual development of their children.
7:20 – What if Sunday was a beginning and not an end?
9:55 – What if you made Sunday easy to repeat on Monday?
15:50 – You’re in a unique position as a church
17:30 – Interview with Sherry Surrat
17:55 – What does reactivating parents mean?
19:10 – The four critical inflection points for families
20:00 – Does reactivating the parents work for every kind of family?
21:00 – The organic opportunities for connection with parents and kids
23:50 – The most important things to discuss with children
25:45 – An Orange resource to cue parents for each phase of life
28:10 – If you can only connect with parents one time each year, what should you do?