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POLL: Do you allow parents as small group leaders?

 —  April 30, 2012 — 4 Comments

Got a great question this week at YSPalooza in Orlando – do we allow parents to be small group leaders in our own ministry – specifically for their own teenagers? Our answer is yes at our church. We don’t prohibit or discourage it in any way. I do totally get the concept and value the idea of another adult Christian modeling faith and mentoring our children, so I get why some ministries may choose a different way. Vote now!


Josh Griffin


4 responses to POLL: Do you allow parents as small group leaders?

  1. I think it’s important to note that the parent would not the be the small group leader of their child, but as a small group leader in general I see no problems with it.


  2. I love parent’s as small group leaders, just not of their own kid’s small groups. I think the idea of small groups is to give parents and teens another voice. Great question.

  3. Justin Humphreys April 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I’m with Cooper and Chris. We allow them to lead but not their own student’s group. Also, we always try to pair them with a younger college age partner. Our groups are aimed to be 6 students to 2 adults.

  4. Great perspectives! So interesting to see the results! JG

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