Staying in the Youth Ministry Loop
How we communicate with parents and kids:
We try to keep parents in the loop in two ways. First, and most importantly, is this site. We've revised everything, and we'll keep it up do date. You'll be able to find your answers here! Second, we'll be sending out regular emails to highlight upcoming events, and changes in the calendar. Contact Ed to get added to the parent email list.
We use texting to keep in touch with kids. The App we use to send you text messages is called Remind, and the texts will come and go to your phones whether you use the app or not. We'll send text reminders of events to those who attend regularly (e.g., if your child comes to igNite, we'll add them to the igNite texting list). We collect cell numbers from the kids themselves, but we'd love parent help in getting numbers as well. If you'd like your child to get reminders, please contact us! (We use these numbers exclusively for notifying kids of church events and gatherings; numbers are not shared with anyone else.)
One more thing: If YOU would like the text reminder as well, please let me know what list you'd like to be on (igNite, EDGE, JH Special Events, Senior High Special Events). Be aware: the text will be written as if you are one of the kids!
Who to contact for more information
Ed Burton (Youth & Family Minister)
firstname.lastname@example.org || 847-989-1607
Ellen Westel (Youth Elder)