22 05, 2018

Finishing 2017/18 Well

By |2018-05-16T16:12:23-04:00May 22nd, 2018|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

After the long weekend (the unofficial start of summer), the school year is almost done. Many youth ministries begin to wind down. It’s time to finish the year well. CELEBRATE: Spend some time recounting the blessings that God’s brought the last few months. Have a special time of prayer. Like so many Baptists before us, celebrate with food. “Praise God from whom all blessings flow!” DEBRIEF: Take time to debrief

20 11, 2017

Emergency Plan

By |2017-11-16T16:17:08-05:00November 20th, 2017|Alvin Lau, best practices|0 Comments

In youth ministry, you never know where circumstances may lead. Having an emergency plan and a list of emergency contacts is vital to quickly and effectively handling unforeseen situations.    EMERGENCY PLAN  Unexpected interruptions happen. The key is knowing how to respond.  Where are the emergency exits? (Would students know where to exit the building?) If you're not sure, check with your church property rep (or equivalent).  Where's the evacuation meeting place?  In what situations would you

7 08, 2014

Ministry Planning (Sticky Faith re-post)

By |2016-10-31T13:57:18-04:00August 7th, 2014|guest post|0 Comments

August is usually a time when many youth ministries start to look at what the coming year could look like with prayer and planning. Megan Lane recently posted a blog entry on "Ministry Planning" with some great tips and templates you can use to work through what 2014-2015 might look like. Click here to read her post. BTW, if you want some help planning your youth ministry's 2014-2015, feel free

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