How To: Saying thanks

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland

The end of the year is a great opportunity to say thank you to your leaders for all they have done throughout the year.

Here are some ways to say a big ‘thank you’ and to help them know how much they are appreciated:

  • Have them over for a BBQ or brunch
  • Surprise them by telling them that you are going to the beach and then take them out for dessert!
  • Gift them each a copy of Youth Ministry Well or another youth ministry book or resource
  • Write them a card, personally thanking them for all the have done for your young people and how they have contributed to your team
  • Shout them to a fun night out – take them bowling, play minigolf or see if you can break out of an Escape Room!
  • Gift them an Advent or Christmas devotional
  • Make them a homemade treat like this Pineapple Lump Fudge

How do you say thank you to your leaders? Let us know your ideas, and we’ll add them to this list!