Have you ever heard of him?
If you are a parent of a teen or a tween, you need to write down his name and get familiar with his ministry.
Brian is a young man called to minister to families. He has served as a youth minister, a camp director and a school administrator. In 2004, Brian launched his own ministry to families called “360Family.org.”
Here is the mission statement of his ministry:
“360 Family exists to encourage and equip parents in understanding the world of their teens/tweens and how to walk with their teen into the culture in living a life that is honoring of themselves, those around them, and their faith. Our passion is connecting the hearts of parents to those of their teens and connecting teens to the heart of God.”
The 360 Family Ministry has thrived, giving Brian the opportunity to speak at more that 200 conferences and in all sorts of settings. He speaks at churches, schools, camps and military bases. He’s led programs across the country offering hope and conducting workshops and seminars with countless numbers of people.
His heart is to equip and to encourage parents of tweens and teens. He wants to give them hope, to lift their heads and to help to take some of the heavy load of parenting off of their shoulders. Brian speaks with honesty, energy and grace, often letting parents know that someone really does “understand” the challenges they are facing.
He is also an author with many wonderful resources to offer. His latest book is called, “Tech Savvy Parenting.”
Here is a brief synopsis of this resource:
“Every parent struggles to find a balance with cell phones, Facebook, and video games in the lives of their kids. Most parents feel overwhelmed and ill- equipped to set boundaries for their kids because they don’t know what to do with the technology themselves. Tech Savvy Parenting, a handbook written by veteran author Brian Housman, gives parents the practical tools they need to help their children and teens use technology wisely and responsibly.
Brian says he wrote Tech Savvy Parenting in order to empower parents to deal with the rapidly changing world of their children. Instead of waging a war against technology, parents can learn to bring balance to their families by setting boundaries and safeguards. Brian’s easy to follow instructions and “how to” tips will help parents to:
- Address safety and awareness in online browsing.
- Deal with internet pornography’s draw on teens.
- Talk with your child about texting and sexting.
- Learn positive ways to connect with your child through technology.
- Set time limits and restrictions with video games.
- Understand the role of social networking in the lives of teens.
- Learn to protect your high schooler’s online reputation.
- And so much more.”
Tech Savvy Parenting is available at Amazon.com, Lifeway.com, Bellevue’s bookstore, and d6family.com.
You may also wish to hear Brian speak in person. There are many upcoming sessions in the Mid South area where you can catch one of his workshops. You can find out more about his speaking schedule at this link: http://360family.org/schedule/
Further, you may wish to schedule Brian to speak to a parents’ group at your school, church or organization. You can get more information about having Brian speak at this link: http://360family.org/about-us/booking/
His ministry has a great website where you can find more information. Should you like to know more about Brian and his ministry, I suggest that you peruse his site. There are recommendations, testimonials and a lot of great FREE materials.
To reach the website, use this link: http://360family.org
When I think of Brian and what he is trying to do in his ministry, a couple of Scriptures come to mind:
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)
This is what the Lord says:
“Stand at the crossroads and look.
Ask where the old road is.
Ask where the good road is,
and walk on that road.
If you do, you will find rest for yourselves. (Jeremiah 6:16, ERV)
(On a personal note, Brian and his wife Mona are personal friends of our family. They did not ask me to write this feature. Instead, I contacted them to talk to them about their ministry. They are the real deal; they are genuine people who are seeking to make a difference for the kingdom of Christ. God’s hand is on their lives, and they are a blessing.)
I just thought you ought to meet them and discover their ministry to parents-
Blessings to you,
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