one of the difficult parts of youth ministry is figuring out how to effectively communicate all of the information that you have to parents. i think this is even more difficult with middle schoolers (though i’m sure that that’s its own debate), as any paper you give becomes filled with holes or turned into a paper airplane and any announcement, if heard, is promptly forgotten. anyway…enough complaining : ) last month i started doing a bi-monthly newsletter. i’ve done newsletters in the past, but hadn’t had one since i started at First Friends, so i took the opportunity to redesign & try and come up with something more compelling than the normal newsletter. take a look & let me know what you think (i admit it is a little out-of-date now…i’d been intending to post it here for awhile but never got to it).
what other avenues do you use as primary communication options?
(ps. this is the smaller version for easier viewing. our print copy looks a little crisper.)