Crazy Chris’ Calendar Contest

Do you ever have parents that “miss the boat” on something happening in your ministry, and then they’re upset because they didn’t know? One of the challenges of communicating with parents of preteens is that often, we don’t have personal contact with them and we have to rely on preteens to deliver the information.

Today’s podcast discusses a mechanism (a calendar) for doing just that. PLUS…you’ll hear about Crazy Chris’ Calendar Contest, which increased the reach of our communication in more way than one.

Mike Sheley inspired me when he wrote about how his ministry uses calendars a few years back. You can read that article by clicking here.


Here is what our most recent calendar looked like:


2015 elevate schedule SPRING


2015 elevate schedule SPRING schedule of classes

Oh – by the way – before you go – make sure to add your preteen ministry to “The Map” at We want to help you connect with preteen ministries all around you! (“The Map” is scheduled to release May 21st – woohoo!)

Have a question about preteen ministry or a unique preteen ministry idea that we can feature on our podcast? Send it to

Do you have a great way of connecting with parents???  Let us know in the comment section below.