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VAN WERT — The Volunteering Is Powerful (VIP) ministry volunteer training day is set for January 11 at Calvary Evangelical Church, 10686 Van Wert Decatur Rd. in Van Wert.

The event is sponsored by Van Wert area YouthNet. YouthNet is a local volunteer organization comprised of Van Wert area leaders dedicated to youth ministry. We exist to help support each other in our efforts to reach students in our area for Jesus Christ.

Several local youth ministry leaders will be sharing lessons learned and will help you understand the challenges influencing this new generation. This will be a great opportunity to get outside of your comfort zone, explore new and challenging realities in our culture and get you to think a bit outside of your box and into the dynamic world of today’s youth.

This potentially life-changing event will be Saturday, Jan. 11 from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Calvary Evangelical Church. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. The tuition cost is $5 which includes lunch. Childcare will be provided for children through fifth grade. You can register online or call the Van Wert Youth for Christ office at (419) 238–1370.