24 05, 2019

Planning for Next Year

By |2019-05-24T13:09:13-04:00May 24th, 2019|Alvin Lau, best practices|0 Comments

You’ve got a few more weeks of youth group left before the summer season comes. For some of you, the summer brings rest and a break. Others of you switch into another gear. Either way, it’s important to plan long before September comes. Do you know what you’ll be doing next year? You may be asking, “Why am I already planning next year?” A few reasons: It gives you and

9 05, 2016

Building a year-long calendar

By |2016-10-31T13:57:14-04:00May 9th, 2016|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Lewis Carroll wrote, “If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.” In other words, you need to know where you’re heading in order to find the best way to get there. That’s what makes a clear vision and an overall strategy so vital. Having a year-long calendar gives a clearer image of where the ministry is going. Now is a good time to start

12 08, 2014

Online Management Tools

By |2014-08-12T16:50:12-04:00August 12th, 2014|Alvin Lau, youth ministry thoughts|1 Comment

Everyone has a system of how they keep track of details, from contacts to tasks and everything in between. As you're getting organized for this next ministry season, here are some online tools we've found helpful in our office. Bufferapp: Keeping up with social media can be daunting, especially when you're sending out content. This app allows for you to schedule your posts ahead of time. e.g. Want to remind

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