19 11, 2018

Volunteer Care

By |2018-11-17T16:54:55-05:00November 19th, 2018|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

How do you care for your volunteers? They give their time, energy and other resources to minister to this next generation alongside you. How do you show your appreciation? Many times, volunteers do not feel valued because they aren’t receiving appreciation in ways that makes sense to them. One way is to understand their love language. While love languages are usually discussed in the context of marriage, its principles can

19 09, 2016

After the Hype

By |2016-10-31T13:57:10-04:00September 19th, 2016|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

For many youth ministries, the kick-off over the last two weeks exudes energy and excitement, but as students and leaders start to settle down that excitement won’t last. So how do you support students and leaders into the “meat” of the ministry season? How do you make sure your leaders are cared for? Sometimes (I’m guilty of this many times) as leaders, we focus so heavily on the program and

20 05, 2016

Youth Pastor Retreat 2016

By |2016-09-09T18:14:20-04:00May 20th, 2016|, |0 Comments

Calling all CBOQ youth pastors and leaders to join together for three days of fellowship, networking and learning. We'll gather at Camp Kwasind with Jason Hildebrand as our keynote speaker and Darin Martin leading worship. Our time together will include: peer learning opportunities for ministry coaching some wacky group games moments to relax and reflect especially around your soul Registration costs: $99 before June 30 $149 * EXTENDED TILL SEPT

20 10, 2014

Volunteer Care

By |2016-10-31T13:57:18-04:00October 20th, 2014|Alvin Lau, youth ministry thoughts|0 Comments

Most of our church ministries operate with volunteers. Without them, many of our ministries would shut down. Many youth leaders have a problem recruiting volunteers. However, that's only one part of the puzzle. It's not just how to bring volunteers in service, it's also how you care for them. I've heard from some volunteers who feel they are essentially cheap (i.e. free) labour. Some don't feel appreciated or cared for.

20 05, 2014

Parental Care: a core of youth ministry

By |2014-05-20T18:28:23-04:00May 20th, 2014|Alvin Lau, parental care, youth ministry thoughts|0 Comments

Nowadays, many youth ministries are focusing some time and attention towards parents. After all, almost all of them believe the parent is the primary caregiver (spiritual or otherwise) to their child (based from Deuteronomy 6). How that is carried out in practical terms is still in early development. Too many times, some youth ministries interpret "support parents" as keeping them involved and possibly having them volunteer. However, that seems to

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