Yearly Archives: 2020

11 02, 2020

20th Anniversary Lunch Tour

By |2020-02-11T11:13:54-05:00February 11th, 2020|Events|0 Comments

We are celebrating 20 years of ministry as CBOQ Youth. And we want to celebrate with you. This spring (2020), we are hosting six regional locations and we hope you'll join us at one of them. (Some of the locations will also be in conjunction with that area association's meeting.) Together, we'll send some time: celebrating God's work in the last 20 years getting your insights on what could be

11 02, 2020

Blizzard 2020 – review

By |2020-02-11T09:47:32-05:00February 11th, 2020|event recap|2 Comments

This past weekend, over 550 students and leaders descended on Muskoka Woods for a weekend to explore our identity in Christ. Mike Gordon walked through John 4 (Jesus and the Samaritan woman) in seeing how the woman wanted to project her identity, how Jesus saw behind it and who Jesus really said she was. Mix in some personal stories (including surgery) and students were drawn into considering who Jesus says

2 02, 2020

Raptors 905 Faith and Family 2019 – review

By |2020-02-02T22:05:59-05:00February 2nd, 2020|event recap|0 Comments

Last Saturday, CBOQ Kids (with support from CBOQ Youth) hosted the 4th Faith and Family event with Raptors 905 (the G-League team of the Toronto Raptors). Over 120 joined together for a Raptors 905 victory and a fun-filled post-game program. One key highlight was Raptors 905 forward Nicholas Baer sharing his faith story. As a rookie from Iowa, he shared how his relationship began with Jesus at age 10, and

30 01, 2020

Young Leaders Collective (part 2)

By |2020-01-31T23:11:39-05:00January 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Click here for the application information. What to expect if accepted to the Young Leaders Collective Retreat? This retreat provides motivational and practical teaching and skill development to strengthen the inner and outer life of a young Christian leader that can be applied to a full-time ministry context or in business, the marketplace, the arts or the social entrepreneurial world. We have partnered with Youth Unlimited’s LAUNCH program

27 01, 2020

Treasuring in the Midst of Busyness

By |2020-01-26T00:01:40-05:00January 27th, 2020|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

January to March is our high season with five events over 10 weeks. I (Alvin) admit I'm not good at taking a step back to be in the moment with God. Too many times, I'm thinking ahead to what's next. And yet, when I think back to Luke 2, twice the author points out that Mary "treasured" two moments: Jesus' birth along with the jubilant exclamation of the shepherds, and

20 01, 2020

Avalanche 2020 – review

By |2020-01-20T10:57:50-05:00January 20th, 2020|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

An avalanche came this weekend. Sure, there was a lot of snow. More importantly, the message of Jesus was clearly presented and available for all to consider. Our speaker, Shawn Naylor, talked through our 4 sessions: the projected identity, what's behind the scenes, when it all falls apart and the raw self. He challenged to almost 500 jr. high students and youth leaders to consider who Jesus calls them to

12 01, 2020

Accessibility

By |2020-01-08T23:59:05-05:00January 12th, 2020|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Accessibility for those with physical, mental or other exceptionalities is becoming a higher priority in the church. While we are not experts in the field, we continue to look for and find ways to accommodate individuals who require some additional assistance. Some thoughts to consider: Do you know what exceptionalities exist in your group? Sometimes they are obvious; other times it may take some investigating. As parents, my wife and