Wanted to let you know that tomorrow, Saturday, September 6, 2008, has been proclaimed Youth Worker Appreciation Day by one of the leading global cheerleaders for youth ministry, Youth Specialties. They’ve worked out some fun with a long list of Christian retailers, so check their special Youth Worker Aprreciation Day website to see if there is something going on near where you are.
I hope this catches on, and that churches will pick up on honoring youth ministers (and all the adults involved in ministry to youth!) on Sunday, September 7. Mike offered some great suggestions for thanking youth leaders which would make a great personal thank you in addition to a public word/gift of thanks in a Sunday service (or instead of, where the church didn’t get something together).