I <3 Youth Workers

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).

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3 Responses to “I <3 Youth Workers”

  1. mike
    September 5, 2008 at 3:58 pm #

    Thanks Patti. I really hope there are some youth workers who receive something (anything) as appreciation. There are too many yw out there who do not get any form of “good job” or “thank you” that it gets almost too hard to continue.

  2. patti
    September 5, 2008 at 8:09 pm #

    I couldn’t agree with you more, Mike. I know there have been times for all youth workers where a simple word of thanks would go a long way; a gift that much more so.

    My favorite thank you gift ever received was so simple – a batch of homemade chex mix with a little note of encouragement attached. It still makes me smile (and it makes my mouth water)!

  3. Terrace Crawford
    September 9, 2008 at 11:33 pm #

    Patti, thanks so much for stopping by the chat tonight. Always great to connect with cool people. I’m glad Youth Specialties is around. What would we ever do without them?

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