Tip: Consult with kids/youth leaders re reopening. The physical reopening of the church site for in-person ministry will impact how children and youth ministries will operate. Each have their specific considerations. Ensure the appropriate people (e.g. your governing board and those point leaders) are on the same page in both expectations and operations of each ministry. CBOQ Kids offers key tips available at cboqkids.ca/tips. (Contact Tanya Yuen for further details.)
3 Takeaways from Dan Give youth a voice in the planning process. Establish partnerships that are long term. When planning, overcommunicate with everyone (your team, their parents and your service project partners).
Download the Reopening Considerations doc With insights from a group of youth leaders, here is a working document on 8 considerations for the coming months as the Quebec and Ontario services open up. If you have additional insides, you can either: Share them in the comments below. Email Alvin. Share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
TIP 3: Celebrate the people going through different graduations. This is the season when many children and youth celebrate milestones (although differently, like last year). This includes: Grade school to high school High school to post-secondary (whether school, apprenticeship or work) Post-secondary studies to new careers (or for further studies) (others you may know about) As you identify these individuals, consider: Reaching out to each graduate individually, whether it’s a
TIP 1: Register for Assembly’s learning sessions (and invite others to join you). This year’s Assembly learning sessions includes presenters from across the continent who are specialists in their fields , especially children and youth ministry. We encourage you and others at your church to register. Within your group, you can decide who will attend the various sessions so you can all share insights learned. With your registration, you’ll also
3 Takeaways from Jared Make sure it ties back to your organization's/church's vision. Record those stories regularly. Invite your volunteer leaders and youth to share alongside you.
Mentoring is a vital part of a young Christian’s faith formation. In the past few years, CBOQ Youth has encouraged churches to support mentors, who walk alongside those about to graduate high school. Pickering Community Baptist Church has been guiding and supporting high school graduates in this way for a few years now. We asked some of their mentors and recent mentees (Grace Wong, Kiya Fu and Jimmy Chao) to share about their experiences. We hope this will encourage
In the past two weeks we have launched 2 pre-recorded webinars about esports: one for youth leaders and one for parents (both can still be viewed at cboqyouth.ca/esports). Engaging in the digital space is an important topic for both parents and churches as it’s a main form of communication and interaction in our world, especially for young people. Digital space is reality; it’s not virtual or make-believe. We hope both webinars continue to be helpful resources for churches to use. We encourage
Download Paul's supplemental PowerPoint 3 Takeaways from Paul Understand their story including backstory. Their habits/practices lead them forward. Help them understand how Jesus is speaking to them; he will speak to them about their story. Spiritual formation can be defined as making space for God, become known by God.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, our churches/youth ministries continue to evaluate and adapt what their physical location reopening and longer-term structure look like. Our intention is to gather both ideas and questions from youth leaders and synthesize it into a PDF document that will be released on June 10. We are asking for 3 questions: What are your short-term plans (i.e. within the next 6 months)? What are