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May 2017

Ways to Connect With Us

By | 2017-05-16T23:15:27+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Alvin Lau|

Did you know there are multiple ways to contact us? (You may not know about a couple of new ones.) You can connect with us via … Text: Text 416-620-2946 and one of our staff will respond back to you. You can even get updates via SMS by texting "youth411" for upcoming announcements and updates or "youthevents" to get the latest on our upcoming events. Through our website: You can

TFC youth outreach survey

By | 2017-05-13T22:27:29+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Alvin Lau|

We are exploring the possibility of hosting a youth outreach event with Toronto FC. We'd like your input on whether it'd be worthwhile hosting. The purpose of all our outreach events are twofold: For invited friends to gain a positive impression of Jesus, perhaps for the first time. To connect with the group they were invited with for faith conversations beyond the event. We've been asked to consider the following

Next Steps for 2017/18

By | 2017-05-06T12:54:10+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Alvin Lau|

The ministry year is closing out soon. Now is a good time to start planning for 2017/18. So here’s a place to begin: what are your 3 next steps/goals for the next ministry year? Why are we asking? We want to support what God’s doing at your church. We’re asking you to send us your 3 next steps through our annual survey (cboqyouth.ca/nextsteps). It will take about 10 minutes to

April 2017

Supporting the Class of 2017

By | 2017-04-28T10:50:50+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Alvin Lau|

Do you remember what finishing grade 12 (or grade 13 or OAC depending on your year of graduation) was like? For many, it’s a mixture of excitement, stress, relief, and anxiety. For some, the shift to post-secondary life means Jesus takes a back seat. So how do we help students sustain their faith in this transition? Here are some ways you can support your grade 12 grads (some of these

“Imaginative Hope” now available

By | 2017-04-26T16:39:25+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Alvin Lau|

About a year ago, we gathered with 50 youth leaders from across Canada for four days in Niagara Falls. Together, we seeked to discern God’s voice for our Canadian Baptist churches for the next generation. We’re excited to have the Imaginative Hope report available (and coming to your church very soon). The Imaginative Hope report identified seven obstacles and five opportunities our churches face with Generation Z (and the ones

It is finished and it’s begun

By | 2017-04-07T20:32:49+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Alvin Lau|

“It is finished.” These are the final words spoken by Jesus  on the cross before he died for all humanity. They seem conclusive, definitive and, perhaps at that moment, words of defeat?. But on this side of history, we know what comes next. We know who and what is defeated. And we know that Jesus is victorious. New life begins. Jesus claimed that he would be the firstfruit of the

Centre Court – review

By | 2017-04-02T23:36:26+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Alvin Lau, event recap|

Last Friday, over 375 went down to the Air Canada Centre to witness a Toronto Raptors victory over the Indiana Pacers. While that was exciting, the post-game program became the focus. Patrick Mutombo, one of the Raptors assistant coaches, shared how Jesus impacts his life. He encouraged the students and leaders there to be boldly stand for their faith and stand strong. We also had two young adults from Glencairn

March 2017

Legacies in Youth Ministry

By | 2017-03-28T23:29:56+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Alvin Lau|

Bringing the truth of God to the next generation isn’t unique to our time; it’s been happening for centuries. It’s a biblical mandate, too (cf. Psalm 78:1-8). So who has preceded you? It’s good for you to remember the people you are aware of that God has worked through to influence the upcoming generation. Those who have impacted you personally through mentoring Those who have made intangible (maybe even subtle)

Raptors 905 Faith/Family Event – review

By | 2017-03-20T08:29:28+00:00 March 20th, 2017|event recap|

CBOQ Kids hosted the first ever Raptors 905 Faith/Family event last Saturday. Not only did several families get to witness the Raptors 905 clinch the Central Division title and got player autographs, they had a chance to hang out court-side afterwards. Herbie Kuhn, the voice of the Raptors, shared his experiences as the Toronto Raptor's PA announcer and team chaplain. More importantly, he emphasized how Jesus is first in his

CE-DR 2017: Day 9

By | 2017-03-18T01:33:41+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Home      #everyonebacksafe It's bittersweet, on one hand we feel great about what we were able to accomplish this week. Laying bricks and building the walls faster than our friends in charge of construction expected. On the other hand it's sad to leave the friends that we've made and partners in mission we've gotten to live and work beside the past eight days. We begun the day like any

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