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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 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.

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