8 07, 2021

July 2021: Pastor’s Tip

By |2021-07-08T21:17:48-04:00July 8th, 2021|Pastor Tips|0 Comments

Tip: Talk with your children and youth leaders about their communication and involvement of parents in a hybrid ministry setup.  As churches continue to further reopen their physical facilities for ministry activities, we hope all realize that the transition to physical reopening does not automatically mean the elimination of an online ministry component. While it may not be the same as what’s been done the last several months, recognizing not

17 10, 2016

Parent Communications

By |2016-10-31T13:57:09-04:00October 17th, 2016|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Parents play a vital role in the faith development of a child. We all recognize that. Whether or not those parents are Christians, they are key influencers and we need to both recognize and support that. So how do you communicate to parents? With any communication strategy, it’s essential to figure out how people  receive communication. You need to understand how parents best receive information. Some are good with large

23 09, 2015

Four Roles in a Youth’s Faith Formation

By |2016-10-31T13:57:15-04:00September 23rd, 2015|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

The following is an excerpt from our book Faith Formation 2.0. There’s an old and wise saying: “It takes a village to raise a child.” This is just as true in a child’s faith development. Ultimately, we recognize it is God who desires children to develop profound, life-changing faith in Jesus. No one person is responsible for the entire faith development of a child. After all, the Apostle Paul reminds

24 01, 2015

Distinguishing Youth Ministry

By |2016-10-31T13:57:17-04:00January 24th, 2015|Alvin Lau, youth ministry thoughts|1 Comment

Ask a church their definition of "youth ministry", you'll probably get a variety of responses. Many define it as a program where youth are the target audience. Others emphasize mentoring and relationships with youth. Recently, some are expanding it to be family ministries i.e. ministering to parents and their families. Over the last few months, I've (Alvin) recognized there is a distinction between youth ministry and a church's reponse to

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