No, silly – I don’t mean the people who raised you. (Though your mother called and wants you to check in more often.) I mean – have you chatted? with the parents of your students?? Have you found some way for them to connect to the ministry? Have you plugged them into a piece of the to-do? puzzle? Gee! What are you waiting for? You know you don’t like doing the Sam’s Club shopping!
Its mid-September and your window of involving parents in your ministry is? about to slam shut. You know that scene in Independence Day where Will Smith is flying the alien space craft out of the Mother Ship and it almost closes on them?? Yeah, its kinda like that.
Its a new school year for parents, too. They are looking to commit to 1-2 things and if you don’t grab them, some other organization will. Here are a few possible roles:
Bulletin Board Artist (Necessary but not my gift.)
Website Geek (Don’t worry; they already know you’re going to ask.)
Sam’s Club Shopper (I can’t bear the thought of going in there.)
YP’s Office Organizer (Believe me, you’ve got a few OCD parents DYING to do this.)
Game Equipment Guru (Yuck! Somebody’s gotta sharpen the pool cue thingy’s and wipe the puke off the twirl and hurl bat.)
Driver Designator (Lines up all your drivers for events. Usually waiting in a school line when doing it.)
Happy Hannah Hallmark Helper (This is totally me. I love sending cards)
Oriental Trading Co? (This person knows OTC and how to order!)
Off the top of my head. Now get to those phone calls and start asking people. No, you can’t text them to recruit; texting can begin once they’ve said they’d do it. Call you folks first, tho.