Dale Hudson gives great advice on how to impress the parents in your children's ministry.

C  Cleanliness.  Keep the children’s environments clean.  Especially the nursery.
R Return phone calls and emails within 24 hours.
E  Excellence.  Be committed to it and let it show through in what you do.
D Don’t require them to serve in Children’s Ministry.
I   Invite their feedback and ideas to improve the ministry.
B  Be there for their family when they go through tough times.
I   Invest in them.  Help them become better parents.
L  Lead with integrity.  Be a person of character.  Keep your word.
I Intercede for their family in prayer.
T  Teach their children how to live out the truth of God’s Word.
Y Yell at yourself, but not at their kids.  

Dale Hudson has served in children and family ministry for over 24 years. He is the Director of Children’s Ministries at Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach, Florida. He was recently named one of the Top 20 Influencers in Children’s Ministry. He is the co-author of four ministry books, including Turbocharged: 100 Simple Secrets to Successful Children’s Ministry.

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