23 05, 2015

The Final Push

By |2016-10-31T13:57:16-04:00May 23rd, 2015|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

As we head into the final month before the summer, many youth ministries are looking to finish their ministry season well. Here are some great ways to wrap up: Celebrate achievements: Whether through an online forum or in your final youth meeting, celebrate all the ways God has blessed these students. Perhaps have them write down specific highlights and either post them on aboard for the church to see or

30 09, 2014

The Gratitude Challenge: an ancient practice

By |2016-10-31T13:57:18-04:00September 30th, 2014|Alvin Lau, youth ministry thoughts|0 Comments

Lately on Facebook, people have faced the Gratitude Challenge (the Huffington Post had a feature article on this). The premise of the challenge is to list 3 items of you're grateful for over a 10 day period. It's been shown that having a thankful attitude has positive effects on ourselves (there have been numerous studies looking at the correlation between gratitude and happiness). This shouldn't be any surprise for the

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