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2/17/2016
Witness

CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION
HIERACHAL STRUCTURE
ASSIGNMENTS
SCORESHEETS
POINTS
BADGES
CO-ORDINATING WITH BETHEL
DISCIPLINING
ADVANCE NOW!
CONCLUSION

Introduction
What is V-Advance?
V-Advance is a online volunteer project which was set up in 2010. It is supported by the social
enterprise charity UnLtd. It aims to use the internet as a tool by which potential volunteers can come
together to help the ministry. V stands for volunteers, so it means, Volunteers Advance.
Short history of V-Advance
There was a lot of difficulties doing this project, but may Yahweh receive the glory for the end result.
Inspiration
They were a few inspiring things that all should know about this project, that Yahweh and His Son
Yahshua might be glorified.
1. After the editors baptism at the F.O.T 2009, on the very same day he came home was a letter in
the post saying that he had been awarded the funding and support for the project by the charity UnLtd
for V-Advance.
2. The logo of V-Advance was designed by in actual fact taking a V and turning it upside down to
become A. This reveral of letters now means something significant to the editor.
3. The logo contains Israelite colours. Blue stands for truth and sincerity, red indicates shed blood
or sacrifice and white purity and the keeping of the commandments of Yahweh. The logo reverses its
Israelite colours on a computer screen from red blue, blue red. Also, the outside black outline
reverses from black white. Further, red and blue combined equals purple, which is the theme
colour of the Assemblies of Yahweh.
3. Red and blue are the colours of blood and water, which we know are symbolic of cleansing agents.
4. The square type logo seemed to parallel somewhat with the descriptions of the camps of Israel, the
four different encampments in the wilderness (North, East, South and West), with Levi being in the
middle.
5. Yahweh revealed that V is the Roman Numeral for 5 and 5 represents grace!!! Advance on the
other hand, comes from the Latin ante, which sounds like the english ant, a hard worker! Further,

advance means before which is what happened with the blessing of Ephraim, by Israel. Ephraim was
placed before Manasseh. And this is probably the most inspiring. When he made that blessing, Israel
crossed his hands in the exact formation as the V-A logo is constructed!
All these things werent considered when the logo was designed. Yahweh had his way in the logo and
may Yahweh receive the glory.
Breaking down V-Advance to its core
This is V-Advance to the pure core. V-Advance sends out assignments to volunteers, or, uploads
assignments to the online group. V-Advance receives work or evidence of work. After the deadline for
the work is passed, scoresheets and merits and send out back to the volunteers.
Using people outside the ministry
V-Advance has up to this point only been tested on people outside the ministry from England. The
editor didnt have much choice on this matter. Praise Yahweh, it is now understood that V-Advance
can still use people from outside the ministry to build the Assemblies of Yahweh, just as did Solomon
did to build the Temple. The V-Advance design side will be open to people outside the ministry.
Theyll use their talents to design C. challenges for the Living Way and create badges for us.
If O-Volunteers knew that they were creating work for the AOY, there might be a problem, so we just
say that theyre creating work for the Living Way Youth Program as it helps to cover the faith. It used
to be that we said we were creating work for a V-Advance Faith project called Obadiahs Cave.
Using people affiliated with the AOY
The editor has always been hesistant to put himself forward. The AOY has always taught that its
better to sit at the back, and wait to be called up, than to sit in seats designated for the greater.
Nonetheless, in this case, the editor believes its Yahwehs will that V-Advance is to be used to
organise online volunteering for those affiliated with the AOY. The editor fully trusts in Yahweh to
reveal His will to his people, including himself, and especially to the administration of the Assemblies
of Yahweh, who also have the mind and power of the holy spirit. So for now, the editor will wait and
for now, simply work on getting back designers in to V-A from England. The editor will proceed to do
this on returning back from the FOW 2016. When the time comes when the adminsitration of the AOY
have need of the editor to open the doors to AOY persons, then the editor trusts Yahweh will be ready
to move in a way that the editor can do so.
Since V-A is an online project, volunteering can be done through V-A from anywhere in the world. A
great blessing for the ministry as even when the editor moves to Bethel to attend Obadiah School, the
editor will be able to operate V-A from the U.S. All interviews and inductions can be done using the
internet through video chat and live chat.

2. Hierarchal structure
We developed a hierachal structure in V-Advance. Below is a diagram to break it down:

Just to be perfectly clear, everyone in V-Advance is a volunteer. That includes the director / editor.
No-one is going to be paid for this work, neither do we want to paid for it. This is what weve been
taught by the Assemblies of Yahweh. So, the bottom section of the pyramid simply refers to those
individuals who are not part of the admin team of V-A. Although, we should mention here that we also
have Supervisor Assistants who are seen as part of the admin team, but only in a loose sense.
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From the initial enquiry


The Director of V-Advance is in charge of the main V-Advance email address which is info@vadvance.org.uk. Here, interested people send in emails asking questions, mainly to ask if we have
any places available or to send us a volunteer form. If its a volunteer form, the Director will respond
with an email to arrange an interview or induction, either face-to-face, or over the internet, depending
on their time availability and location.

Welcome!
If the volunteer is successful and agrees to V-Advance terms, wed send them a Welcome pack via
email as an attachment, as well as their volunteer form and timesheet. Also in the email is written the
following details: their start date, the name of the person who will be their S-Manager, their email
address, the difficulty level theyll be working at, what level number volunteer they are and what type
of volunteering theyll be doing. The Director will copy (cc) the S-Manager in to the email so that they
can prepare for them. The S-Manager must also send the volunteer a Welcome email before the
start date.
After this, the S-Manager will send the volunteer(s) assignments and after the deadline, the
volunteer(s) will be sent scoresheets and points. They must also attend at least one one-to-one live
chat a week with the S-Manager.

L1 volunteering
This is the first level of volunteering in V-Advance. Its called L1 volunteering and it works. It works
because only those who prove themselves in L1 volunteering can proceed to L2. Some will find that
V-Advance is not for them, and leave during that time. Its very volunteer orientated. The S-Manager
develops a good relationship between the volunteer and vice-versa. Once a volunteer has reached 50
points, they must start thinking about becoming a L2 volunteer. If a L2 team is available to be put in,
they will be put in that.
L2 volunteering is working in a team in an online group with other volunteers, whilst L1 volunteering is
working one-to-one with the S-Manager via email and one-to-one live chats. Again, only those who
prove that they can work as a L1 volunteer can proceed to L2 volunteering. There is no supervisor at
L1 volunteering. If the volunteer has a complaint about the S-Manager, they must contact the Director.

L2 volunteering
The next stage is then L2 volunteering. These work in an online group. They dont usually receive
assignments by email, but rather it is uploaded to the online group with each part of the assignment
allocated to different volunteers in the group. Volunteers are expected to communicate to each other
on the discussion boards or just post their status regarding the completion of their work. Live chats

are held, but they are just group live chats. If someone needs a 1-2-1 live chat with the S-Manager,
they must request it by sending a live chat form to the S-Manager.
However, ultimately, the Supervisor is the one to which work should be sent in at the L2 stage. The
Supervisor also sends out scoresheets, badges, other merits and points and updates the Hall of
Fame scores. The Supervisor also checks the work and sends it to the Director, who in turn, will send
it to the Living Way.
These are the two main levels of volunteering in V-Advance.
Below is a diagram showing L2 teams, and how they are all have different Supervisor Assistants but
all the same Supervisor and S-Manager. At L2, the S-Manager has a minor role as the same SManager is busy looking after L1 volunteers.

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Roles of the admin team


The role of the Director

to make the difficult decisions, especially to deal with the most problematical volunteers and
thus having to dismiss a volunteer from V-Advance, or suspend them for a certain length of time.

to ensure accurate statistical information is specified and sent to the Living Way manager

to send work reports to the Living Way for assignments they have asked for

to co-ordinate and monitor the S-Managers

to communicate with them or the AOY Living Way Program Manager

to create new groups and set them up correctly and track them via the related tracker

to hand out activity IDs for each assignment and track them via the related tracker

to pre-plan the Monthly Management Meeting and to lead it

to induct, to interview and to deal with inquires

The role of the S-Manager


to facilitate Level 1 volunteers
to view things from the top and ensure that all the pieces are working together correctly
to attend the Monthly Meeting for Managers
to make major decisions which will affect the group(s)
to take disciplinary action - with L1 volunteers, but it also includes when L2 volunteers
underperform and the Supervisor cannot rectify the problem. The volunteer would be
downgraded to a L1 volunteer again and their points, badges and merits would be zeroed.
to have live chats with volunteers
to help manage hall of fame
to help with the creation of the statistical report each month
to help bring about any changes that will help V-Advance to function better
to track all the changes within the groups they are S-Manager of
to check and then send L1 work to the Director
to receive complaint forms about the Supervisor
The role of the Supervisor
To supervise L2 volunteers
To manage the supervisors discussion group
To facilitate the group live chat. (If unable, Supervisor Assistant must do so)
To receive work, check it and to send out scoresheets to volunteers
To send work to the Director of V-Advance
To deal with problems on the groups if Supervisor Assistant cannot
To help train supervisor assistants on the supervisors group
To receive problem forms, and other administrative forms from volunteers, and act
accordingly
To tally all points, to insert badges as allocated by the SA, to update relevant trackers and
hall of fame form and to update the hall of fame page.

The role of the Supervisor Assistant


To be taught in the supervisors group how to perform duties
To create scoresheets for the whole group and send this to the Supervisor. This includes
allocating badges out on scoresheets, as well as trophies and certificates.
To keep a tab on the discussions and answer questions volunteers may have
To help out with the group live chat, or to lead the group live chat in the absence of the
Supervisor.
To create assignments for the L2 groups on the Supervisors group
To fill in for the Supervisor as best they can when they are absent
The role of Helpers
Helpers are just volunteers who can be used as examples to the rest of the volunteers
because of their excellent work, communication etc. They still do the same work that normal
volunteers do, but, they also are expected to spur on others on the group and encourage or
support the other volunteers.
A helper is chosen by the Supervisor Assistant to create a scoresheet based on the
Supervisors performance, and send this in to the Director.

Different levels of volunteers in V-Advance


As you can see, someone outside the faith can only reach Level 3. Levels 4 and above are reserved
for AOY persons only and weve focused on young people as our primary target is 16 25 year olds.

At Level 1, you get + 1 bonus points for full points, Level 2 +2, Level 3 + 3, Level 4 + 4 and so on. So
you just get more bonus points individually. It also looks better on a CV.

Distinction between A and O volunteers


A-Volunteers will be the name of volunteers who are affiliated with the AOY. O-Volunteers is the
name of volunteers who are not affiliated with the AOY, so are on the Outside. The two groups will be
kept separate, as this is what the Bible teaches (Gen 1:4; Neh 13:3) and only AOY volunteers will be
able to manage O-Volunteer groups, not vice versa as 2 Chronicles 8:9 demonstrates.

3. Assignments
Assignments are how volunteers get their work. Assignment sheets contain various details about the
group, the deadline, the assignment...it contains everything the volunteer needs to know to do the
assignment. Here is the detail table contained on each assignment sheet:

The Group Code goes


here. Every group has
a group code. For
every new group
created by the
Director, it will have
a group code. For
AOY volunteers, this
would be a tribe
name like REUBEN
or GAD.

The number of
members in the
group excluding
the S-Manager ,
Supervisor and
Supervisor
Assistant

Careful! The
Supervisors
Assistant name
goes here

Either easy,
medium or hard

The no.
Assignment this is
for the group.

For O-Volunteering, the Group Code is a code composed of numbers and letters The Group Code
isnt just random numbers and letters. The numbers represent the date the group was created as well
as the group number. The letters show what type of group it is. In figure 10 the group code here

(ODE20140301) means this is an non-AOY design group created in 2014, in March and was the 1
group created in this month.

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Below is a sample of a new O-Design group assignment.

In the first section of the assignment sheet is the following:

It contains the V-Advance name, it contains what type of assignment it is (in this case Design) and it
also shows when the assignment template was last modified. If the template needs to be altered, then
the Group ID tracker will be updated and this date in lastmodified also.

We wont go through each section of the assignment sheet. We will just briefly mention each part
here:
a.
b.
c.
d.

Includes all the essential details of the group


The assignment date
All the different assignments and their details
The deadline for the assignment(s) i.e.

e. V-Advice section contains advice of what to do if you run in any problems i.e.

f.

The time when the live chat will be for L1 volunteers i.e.

Or for L2+ volunteers:

The eight different types of design and writing assignments in V-Advance


They are these different types of assignments in V-Advance and the three first ones listed below are
the main ones. An assignment sheet usually consists of the first three different types of assignments:
1. A normal assignment is usually a 2 week standard assignment
2. An ongoing mini assignment (OMA) is an assignment that is ongoing, usually every week.
The deadline for OMAs is now to be set for Saturday 12:00 PM every time. It should be
different from the normal assignment deadline which is usually at Sunday 9:00 AM. An
example could be create 5 badges each week, set once, but to do continually.
3. A mini assignment is assignments that can last 3 days to a week.

4. A LO assignment is a long assignment that may take 1 month or more to do


5. A SEEK assignment is an assignment where SEEKERS are to do a research task. Research
is necessary to come up with and improve new assignments within V-Advance.
6. A Redo assignment is an assignment that has to be redone, possibly because of poor work.
This is especially useful for Level 1 volunteers who must learn to do things properly first time.
7. A private assignment is an assignment which we expect to come from the AOY or Living
Way which is specifically for certain people to do in private, rather than openly in a group.
One example of this is a missionary email task sent by the AOY i.e.

Missionary task
New request: Email yalkult@gmail.com for personal contact. Lives in Essex, England.
Male.
8. An Emergency assignment is an assignment to be done within 24 hours.

4. Scoresheets
Ever since V-Advance began we had to figure out a way to reward volunteers with the work they had
done. At first the method was just an email, then we started using scoresheets and we improved
these a great deal in 2010. They are two main templates of scoresheets. A simple scoresheet and a
complex scoresheet. A complex scoresheet is roughly the same as the simple one except it has a few
additional features.
A scoresheet can be compared to a teacher marking the work of their students and adds notes to how
they can improve etc. So we have a notes section on the scoresheets which is to be used to the full.
This notes section filled out well is a really confidence booster to the volunteer when they see how
much effort is going in to them on our end. Scoresheets are integral for when we need to give
references, when we need to create work reports, group scoresheets and every other merits gained
through V-Advance, such as points, badges and trophies.

Briefly: How scoresheets work at Level 2 volunteering:

Helpers create scoresheets for the Supervisor assistant and sends this directly to the
Supervisor
Supervisor assistants creates scoresheets for all the volunteers in the group and sends
this to the Supervisor
The Supervisor checks the scoresheets for inaccuracies, rectifies, PDFs the scoresheets
(convert them from word to PDF) and then sends them back out to the volunteers, and to the
S-Manager. The skills gained aspect will be posted to the badges design group. The
uploader will allocate the badges to the people on V-Advance. The Supervisor will also create
the Group Scoresheet and send this to the S-Manager.
S-Managers create a Work Report based on notes of scoresheets, scores and skills gained
and send this to the Director. They keep the scoresheets in a folder on their email. From the
group scoresheet S-Managers will fill out the Hall of fame form and assign this to the Hall of
fame manager to update on the site, and to create images and chart.
Director will keep Work Report in a folder/label on their email. They may want to discuss low
scores etc. Directors will email/mail the AOY a Statistical report every month on the New
Moon Day if possible.. Any specific assignments asked to be done by the AOY will require the
Director to send the Work Report to the AOY also.

A-Volunteers Scoresheets
Those who volunteer who are affiliated with the Assemblies of Yahweh will be given slightly different
assignment sheets and slightly different scoresheets and one of those differences on the AOY
volunteers scoresheets is the V-Advance Spirituality tab:

This will appear on all A-volunteers scoresheets to help them become more spiritual. Those who get
points in all 4 areas could earn an extra point for their tribe / group. Study corner involves study of the

Word, Sermons or AOY literature which is done for things like Quote Mining or Audio Typing. Chat
corner is communication on Bible and youd get this by doing the live chat competitions or live chats
on Bible (esp. BRP), SNBs or Sermons. Witnessing is either online witnessing or witnessing via tracts
(Snapshot) etc. The media corner involves the Music Maker category, so making music, singing music
or finding inspiring music and also the Snapshot category, so photographing witnessing.

Explanation of a simple scoresheet


Below is a simple scoresheet template from 2012 of two pages:

A. Score splitter

B. Skill list

C. Score for assignment

E. Modes, status and settings


D. Note taking
F. Scoreboard & badgeboard

G. Total Points

An explanation of each section on the scoresheet (taken from instructions given to Supervisor Assistants)
A. Score splitter

B. Skill list

C. Score for assignment

D. Note taking

E. Modes, status and settings

F. Scoreboard & badgeboard

G. Total points

Works out how the final score is calculated. The score is usually
calculated by looking at speed (how fast the assignment was
done), co-operation (can cover communication and team-working)
and outcome (which is what was produced). You can choose other
categories, or add categories, such as communication or any
others you can think of. You score these out of 10
Not really relevant for S-Managers since Level 1 volunteers dont
get this. Nonetheless, this is to show volunteers what skills they are
using, and us, for their reference. So in this box would be things like
computer use, team work, assembling work etc.
After the score splitter results have been worked out, the final score
for that particular assignment (whether normal, mini etc) needs to
be worked out. To do that one is to add together the scores in the
score splitter and then divide that score by how many scores they
are. We have three different scores in the score splitter in the above
example, so the speed score, co-operation score and the outcome
score would be added together and then divided by three. The
number is always rounded down to the nearest whole number. So if
the volunteer got for speed 10, cooperation 7 and outcome 10. That
would be 27 divided by 3 = 9. The final score for the normal
assignment would be 9/10.
This section is to write notes on how you think the volunteer did,
what they struggled on, how you think they should improve etc. This
will be difficult for S-Managers who manage L1 volunteers but do
your best to write it as detailed as you possibly can. This is how you
can show the volunteers youre putting in effort on your part.
This section is to write any changes that are to be made to their
mode, status or setting. Examples of status changes are changing
from a L1 volunteer to an L2 (Upgrade from L1 to L2), or
Advancing from A-Volunteer to A-helper, or Difficulty
adjustment from easy difficulty to medium. A setting is more
what the volunteer is, so in your case, the fact that they are a Level
1 volunteer should be mentioned here, as well as the difficulty
setting they are on (Difficulty setting medium). Modes are a
little different. Currently, the modes we have are:
Badge mode on/off
Trophy mode on/off
Probationary mode on/off
Suspension on/off
Live chat only on/off
For any of the negatives mentioned here, such as suspension, live
chat only or probation you need not mention unless you have
decided to put them ON. For the positives, such as trophy mode,
and badge mode, you need not mention unless you have decided to
take them OFF. However, since L1 volunteers dont get badges and
trophies, you need not mention this at all.
This is a grid containing 20 columns and 2 rows. The top row is the
scoreboard used to record scores and is useful for easy overview of
the score history. The bottom row used to also be for scores but
then we changed it to record badges gained as well so that we
could award trophies accordingly for badges gained. We go over
this a little further down in more details.
In this section the total amount of points for all the assignments on
the scoresheet are added together i.e. the score for the normal
assignment, the mini assignment, the ongoing mini assignment etc.

A RULE ON SCORES
As a rule, weve said the maximum one scoresheet can contain for points is 20 points. A normal assignment
is always scored out of 10. A mini assignment out of 5 and an OMA out of 5. The normal content for an
assignment is 1 normal assignment (10 X 1), 1 mini (5 X 1) and 1 OMA (5 X 1). Feel free to come up with
your own combinations, for example, you could even have 4 mini assignments (5 X 4), or 1 LO assignment
(20 X 1). However, the maximum one can get for an assignment at L1 difficulty setting easy and medium is
10 points. See below for an example:

A scoresheet example
NOTE: This is a real, old scoresheet
example. Weve filled out for a Level 1
volunteer the skills list (section B, left) and
given badges (below). As a general rule, we
dont do this for Level 1 volunteers because
it takes too much work. Once they get to
Level 2 then they can get these functions as
Supervisor team will help. Also note, this
was an assignment for O-Writers, which we
no longer take on as its too intricate.

Scoreboard and badgeboard (section F) on scoresheets in more detail


Below is an example of the scoresheet board (a scoresheet board is the score and badge board):

Due to the need to record scores and badges gained, we use the top row on the grid for points, the
bottom row for Badges. The top row is called the scoreboard, the bottom the badgeboard and the
entire grid is called the scoresheet board. We use the scoreboard to show how many points a
volunteer has, their past history of scores and if they even did the assignment.

If you were reading this scoresheet board, what would you be able to tell?
1. For the first assignment this volunteer did, they got 10 points
2. They received 1 badge for their first assignment
3. For 5 assignments, the volunteer worked at difficulty setting hard, but probably (just
speculating here) couldnt cope and decided to downgrade to medium or easy. This was in
their 4 8 assignments when they worked at difficulty setting hard.
4. For their last two assignments, they received no badges.
5. Altogether, the volunteer has received 13 badges. etc.

5. Points
Points are a big part of V-Advance and Yahweh has truly blessed in allowing the editor to create a
project whereby volunteers want to do the work because of the merits they get in return. How much
more then would AOY affiliated persons want to do the work when they can actually gain spiritual
strength from the work and do assignments that will simultaneously strengthen the ministry?
Every assignment is out of 10, 15 or 20 points. Usually an assignment consists of a normal
assignment worth 10 points, a mini assignment worth 5 points and an Ongoing Mini Assignment worth
5 points. Depending on at least three different factors, the volunteers are marked, especially are they
marked for the work they produce. If work is sent in after the deadline, the volunteer will receive a
reduction in points by -2 for every hour after the deadline passes until they reach 0.
For as long as the editor can remember, points have been used as a means to base references. So if
a volunteer has scored well in their points for the past 10 assignments, we could give them a good
reference and this information we pass on to the volunteer via every assignment sheet:

A-Volunteers
If it is Yahwehs will that V-Advance take on AOY volunteers in the future, then they would benefit in
the sense that they would, through V-Advance, be able to gain a good reference so they are able to
get a job in the future. We would not need to know A-volunteers addresses, or personal details.
Only their email address, name, city and country they reside. The editor wouldnt be so egotistical
to insist this. We do not know what the climate for jobs will be in the future except we expect it to
become more difficult to get one. Further, there is some indication, at least in this country, that any
unemployment benefits that people will receive might be stopped unless theyve volunteering in some
way. However, it has been our practice not to give references to those who are dismissed from VAdvance for bad behaviour or trying to disrupt the group.

Hall of Fame
So clearly, there needs to be a record of those points and people should be able to compare their
amount of points to others. On www.v-advance.com/hall-of-fame, there is a hall of fame page, which is
hidden from view. It is only able to be viewed by those who have the link to the page, which will be our
volunteers or ex-volunteers. Here, theres a table, not just for individual scores for L2 groups, but also
group scores for L2 groups.
In the past, the Director updated those tables himself, but if it would be possible, it would be good to
be able to trust this aspect to the Supervisor of V-Advance. Each group has a name, which the
volunteers themselves decide on. For A-volunteers, we have suggested the use of the names of the
12 tribes of Israel for 12 separate groups to remind the volunteers that they are (Messianic or
Spiritual) Israelites.
On the Day of Atonement (or thereabouts), all group / tribe scores will be reset to 0 to give everyone a
chance, whilst on the Day of Atonement for the new Sabbatical Year, all scores, both individual and
group scores will be reset to 0.
Were just keeping it simple as we can in this walkthrough, but holy days will bring on specific events.

6. Badges
Weve covered points, now we come on to badges. What are they? When the editor created the
scoresheets and included the List of skills for CV on the scoresheets so that volunteers could see the
skills they are using and put it on their CV, he figured that he could turn those skills in to pictures and
place those pictures in to the scoresheet. The editor designed many of these badges himself, but later
got O-Designers to help out with this. Below are some examples of badges the editor created himself
:

So you see, it became not just a way of showing various qualities volunteers had demonstrated by
doing their tasks, but also a way to show easily what type of volunteering volunteers had done and/or
were doing and to mark milestones, such as when a volunteer reached a certain amount of points.
When volunteers send in work, it is decided by their performance and the assignment theyve been
given, what badges they should receive, if any. This should be decided by someone in the
Supervisors group (a Supervisor Assistant or Supervisor himself). Beforetime, the Director decided
himself on this, but it was time-consuming, doing this for every scoresheet that was created.
Nonetheless, the volunteers liked it and was a great motivator for volunteers.
It was the case that each volunteer had their own status page. The editor created this on the vadvance.com site for each volunteer. On that page, the Director would upload all the badges that a
volunteer had received. Now, that was also very time-consuming, and when V-Advance restarts
following FOW 2016, this will have to change. Instead of this, once every four weeks, the editor plans
to use the Supervisor group to compile all the badges earned by volunteers in a group / tribe and post
them on that group page to which those badges belong, with the names of the individuals who earned
the badges next to the badges themselves. Until we have a Supervisors group, the editor intends to
just put the hall of fame on hold.

Group badges
So weve discussed individual badges but what about group badges? Group badges are badges
which are given to the entire group, rather than the individual. They are very few of these and they
are all, pretty much, prepared for A-volunteers. For example, the Spirituality badge is what the group
gets if everyone in that tribe gets all four spirituality points as an A-volunteer. Below are the four
Israelite encampment badges the editor created for the online tribe groups:

As you can see, it combines the Living Way logo with the V-Advance one.

Trophies
Last but not least, we have trophies. Now trophies arent used much. They are simply badges which
show some kind of rank on a trophy. When V-Advance began, we created different ranks based on
the amount of points you had. The editor intends to scrap the trophy badges as it just isnt needed.

Certificates
Although clearly not badges, the editor just wanted to mention here that from time-to-time we have
been known to send certificates for really good work. We can use Microsoft Publisher for this, or
Word, or Photoshop it doesnt matter. We send this via email to the volunteer.
Prizes and certificates could be sent by post, but its unlikely this will ever happen as we are trying our
very best to keep any spending to an absolute minimum which is made possible by solely using the
internet.

7. Co-ordinating with Bethel


V-A hasnt been operational for about 2-3 years due to problems which arose. I have still however
been working on the plans to improve it for the future to the point where the editor has accumulated a
195 page diary. The only thing the editor needs to concentrate right now is getting V-Advance
operational again by finishing the admin work, re-working the site, promoting the project again and
then using the designer volunteers from England to create C. Challenges and pictures of the Word for
the Living Way Youth Program and may Yahweh be praised for his grace as this work would not have
gotten this far without his great grace and wisdom through Yahshua the Messiah. HalleluYah!
In terms of co-ordinating things with Bethel, for now, the editor plans on just phoning in to update the
AOY on the status of things, but the editor plans on sending in work to the living way as soon as the
AOY sees fit to create a living way email address and as soon as the editor has gotten volunteers
from England. So theres no rush. Yahweh willing, we will have volunteers by the end of the year at
the latest. I cannot bring any volunteers in until I return from Bethel this year (2016) from the F.O.W.
And I am working very hard to prepare both projects for the ministry.
If taking on A-volunteers is Yahwehs will, theyll be able to do a mixture of both writing and design
work, all of which solely concentrates on the Word of Yahweh (John 17:17) and everything pertaining
to the messianicisraelite.com site and more, as the editor has planned live chats on the BRP, the
SNB, the latest sermon and more, such as live chat scripture competitions. V-A is a TLC project and
the editor firmly believes that this will help us in our collective effort to become Philadelphia.
I believe that theyll be opposition to this project because it happened in Nehemiahs day, but by just
taking on volunteers from England for now, I can ensure that no ex-members of the AOY can get in to
try and cause problems and, I can work pretty much in secret and praise Yahweh. Although my hope
is to use this beautiful tool that Yahweh has done to bring back especially young people who have left
the ministry, and to keep those who are still affiliated in the ministry in the faith, I trust Yahweh that He
will reveal exactly what he wants from me and the project in the future. And may Yahweh be glorified,
and may His Son be praised forever! Its been a blessing to do this work, and an inspiration to serve.

8. Disciplinary action
They are several ways how to maintain discipline in this online project. We base this on Ezra 7:26:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Live chat with Supervisor (minor), with S-Manager (medium), with Director (major)
Suspension
No badges mode
Depromote to L1
Expulsion from V-Advance

9. Advance now!
As you may already know, V-Advance was built especially for 16 25 year olds. It has always been
that way. Weve developed a list of terms that we are to use in V-Advance to make it unique, appeal
to the youth and to portray the aspect of speed and positivity. If Yahweh wills, V-Advance could be the
online volunteering project of the Living Way Program. If not, it still has to be appealing to teenagers
and it has to encourage them. This is their online community and although we dont have much, were
going to try to make it as distinctive and exclusive as we possibly can. Below are a list of terms we
use in V-Advance:
Advance stuff
Cmon
Cmon , advance!

Nice one advancer


Lets get going
He/she is advance!

Lets advance
Advance now
Advancers*
Cmon V-Advancers!
Lets do it!
We can do it!
Its time to advance!
Nice!
*An advancer is just a volunteer for V-Advance

He/she has advanced!


Thanks in advance!
Hey advancers!
Get advanced!
Upgrade
Go forward
Onward and upwards!
Yeah!

The editor has instructed those in position within V-Advance to use these terms. Supervisor
Assistants especially should be using these terms, not so much S-Managers. They are to use these
terms on the discussion board. S-Managers are much more serious and should not be so fraternising
with the volunteers, but all Management call volunteers advancers.

10.

Conclusion

They are a lot of intricacies to this project and even inspirational things that have not been mentioned
here because the idea is to keep things simple for you. V-Advance has such great potential and
Yahweh is the one that has done it through Yahshua the Messiah. Having grown up in the AOY, the
editor recognises how hard those at Bethel work for the ministry and also that, if they had the time to
do this project themselves, they most certainly would. This TLC project can be built, but only through
Yahshua the Messiah as he is the corner stone, the author and finisher of our faith. May Yahweh
continue to reveal His will and may Yahweh and Yahshua be glorified now and forevermore.
HalleluYah! And,
On To The Kingdom!