Justin is the Junior High Pastor at Mariners Church, a multi-campus church in Southern California. He loves fun, surfing, Starbucks coffee, and going on dates with his wife, Brittany. They have a dog. You can connect with Justin on Twitter, Facebook, or on his blog.
So we have taken some big strides in our Parent Ministry (follow us on Instagram @parentministry and @marinersjhm if you’re interested) and its been a fun journey. We just had an event that was very well attended. It was a Parent Learning Lab on Social Media with Adam Mclane from The Youth Cartel and co-author of A Parents Guide to Social Media.
It was a big moment for me, for our ministry at Mariners Church, and for me as a leader. Some parents commented on how highly attended this event was. Others talked about parent events they’d attended in the past that looked more like ghost towns. So how did we find success? Well I’ll be honest, we had to “romance” our parent ministry.