Parents

What's a parent got to do to get involved in student ministry?

This is the #1 question we encounter here at the Creek. Parents and their help are absolutely crucial to the fruitfulness of our student ministry. So, below we have listed 4 aspects of parent involvement as well as some tips for how to get plugged in!

Spiritual Leadership at Home

This is by far the greatest and most important thing our parents can/should do. This includes modeling the gospel, biblical teaching, and prayer… seizing all opportunities, not just scheduled ones. Parents, you are ultimately responsible for the spiritual growth of your children. Fortunately, there is no greater person or position of influence on your child than you!

Small Groups

Parent involvement in our small groups is very crucial to small group ministry. Due to the size of our student ministry we must grow smaller in order to grow bigger. Events such as concerts, ski trips, and amusement parks now take place in our small groups (sometimes a couple of them will team up for an outing). We also encourage our small groups to have ministry or service projects throughout the year. Because this is the hub of the student ministry, it is in the greatest need of parental involvement.
So how can you get involved? First, find out what small group your child is in, and what socials and/or ministry opportunities they have planned. Ask the small group leaders how you can help. Second, offer to serve the small group by hosting a class fellowship at your home, heading up the coordination for a ministry project, or by just serving the class in general. In all of this, communication with the small group leader is crucial. And finally, have the mindset of “How can I minister to my child’s leaders and help to advance their ministry?” While we are encouraging our leaders to reach out to you, it is also wonderful when you reach out to them.

Ongoing Opportunities

We also have ongoing volunteer opportunities such as our Sunday night welcome team. Our Sunday night welcome team is led by both parents and students. They function as a friendly face and warm welcome, as well as provide helpful information concerning discipleship options and locations on Sunday nights. Basically, this team is ready to greet and answer any questions on Sunday nights. This team, led by our student ministry, is crucial to our whole church on Sunday nights. We need parents for this! To get involved, send a email to students@richlandcreek.com.

Annual Events

We also have annual events that require extra volunteers.  As these begin to creep up on the calendar, we send out emails calling for parent volunteers. It is important that you keep us updated with current contact information (esp. email addresses) so you don’t miss out on these annual opportunities.  If you have not been receiving student ministry emails or would like to be added to the list, send an email to students@richlandcreek.com.  You can also receive updates via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  If you would like to receive text message updates, text "follow rcreekstudents" to 40404. If you would like to receive updates in your Facebook newsfeed, go to our Facebook page and click "Like." Follow us on Instagram (rcreekstudents) and get all the upcoming events directly on your smart phone!