12 02, 2021

Preparing for the Easter Season

By |2021-02-12T22:00:16-05:00February 12th, 2021|Pastor Tips|0 Comments

Tip 2: Begin Talking about Lent/Easter Plans with your Children and Youth Leaders  At the beginning of the Easter season, what conversation behave you had with your children and youth leaders about how your church will celebrate Easter? We all have to face changing variables (similar to those we faced last December ahead of Christmas) in what we’re able to do.  Some considerations and questions as you approach the conversation these coming days:   During this Easter season, what are the non-negotiable expressions? (Be careful not to confuse these with what you want the most.) 

10 04, 2017

It is finished and it’s begun

By |2017-04-07T20:32:49-04:00April 10th, 2017|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

“It is finished.” These are the final words spoken by Jesus  on the cross before he died for all humanity. They seem conclusive, definitive and, perhaps at that moment, words of defeat?. But on this side of history, we know what comes next. We know who and what is defeated. And we know that Jesus is victorious. New life begins. Jesus claimed that he would be the firstfruit of the

9 04, 2014

For One Reason and one reason only

By |2016-10-31T13:57:19-04:00April 9th, 2014|Alvin Lau, youth ministry thoughts|0 Comments

I once heard someone remark, "If you really want to get a lot of students to come to your youth group, just bring in a keg of beer." While his comments may be satirical about how some churches overvalue numbers as a marker for success, it does ask a vital question: What is it that separates a youth group from any other youth gathering? All around us, there are seemingly

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