8 04, 2021

Your Input with Reopening (and Beyond)

By |2021-04-08T22:15:31-04:00April 8th, 2021|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

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

8 04, 2021

Connecting your high school grads

By |2021-04-08T20:34:43-04:00April 8th, 2021|Pastor Tips|0 Comments

tip: Find out where your high school grads are going, and connect the ones heading to university with a campus group at t101.ca. If you have high school graduates this spring, encouraging in their next step is vital. For those going to university this September especially if it's away from home, your influence in helping them make that connection to a new faith community is crucial. The Renegotiating Faith report

8 04, 2021

Assembly Learning Sessions

By |2021-04-08T20:27:30-04:00April 8th, 2021|Pastor Tips|0 Comments

tip: Register for (and recommend) some Assembly learning breakouts. CBOQ is excited to be hosting its annual Assembly, our "family gathering" of churches. Since this year is happening online, there are some great ways to connect and learn from one another, including through our learning sessions. You can find all the ones offered at baptist.ca/assembly/#assembly-learning-sessions. (The early bird deadline is May 9 with the final day to register on June

5 04, 2021

April Break in Ontario

By |2021-04-01T17:07:27-04:00April 5th, 2021|best practices|0 Comments

Next week, many schools in Ontario begin spring (April, not March) break. Some are asking for ideas on how to best engage their youth. For those in Quebec, what suggestions did you find most helpful? Feel free to share them in the comments below on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram.  Here are some ideas (ensuring to follow all current Public Health guidelines):  Do a physically-distanced porch/driveway visit and drop off a care package Hosting a

22 03, 2021

Esports in April

By |2021-03-29T16:52:02-04:00March 22nd, 2021|Events|0 Comments

We are excited to be launching this esports series next month. We hope it will give a baseline of understanding for our youth leaders and parents as they navigate the relatively new frontier of esports, which is becoming a mainstream entertainment option. It’s not just some people gaming alone on their computers. Esports is both a competitive profession (professional athletes) and a spectator entertainment choice. In 2019, it was a $4.5 billion industry in Canada.   While CBOQ Youth is not intending (at this time) to initiate any

14 03, 2021

Evaluating Summer Opportunities

By |2021-03-14T21:50:08-04:00March 14th, 2021|best practices|0 Comments

It’s been just over a year since the first comprehensive lockdown happened. For many of our senior youth and young adults, this was a curveball like no other. Graduations and milestones changed. Work opportunities were in flux. Some students were helped by programs like CERB (Canada Emergency Response Benefit) and CESB (Canada Emergency Student Benefit), although these programs also may have influenced their expectations of what work-life and remuneration means.  For those in school (whether secondary or post-secondary), the expectations of this summer will need to be

20 02, 2021

Today’s Teens Conference 2021 – recap

By |2021-02-20T16:15:56-05:00February 20th, 2021|event recap|0 Comments

Last Saturday, Today's Teens Conference (hosted by Youth Unlimited and involves many volunteers within our CBOQ family) went completely online. Over 1300 guests joined from all province and territories of Canada, several US states, UK, Australia and other nations. The aim: to reimagine what God continues to do in reaching the next generation with the person and message of Jesus. Through our four main session speakers, we rooted ourselves in

12 02, 2021

Preparing for the Easter Season

By |2021-02-12T22:00:16-05:00February 12th, 2021|Pastor Tips|0 Comments

Tip 2: Begin Talking about Lent/Easter Plans with your Children and Youth Leaders  At the beginning of the Easter season, what conversation behave you had with your children and youth leaders about how your church will celebrate Easter? We all have to face changing variables (similar to those we faced last December ahead of Christmas) in what we’re able to do.  Some considerations and questions as you approach the conversation these coming days:   During this Easter season, what are the non-negotiable expressions? (Be careful not to confuse these with what you want the most.) 

12 02, 2021

February 2021: Pastor Tip 1

By |2021-02-12T21:57:00-05:00February 12th, 2021|Pastor Tips|0 Comments

Tip 1: Register for Today's Teens  Today’s Teens Conference is the largest and currently the longest-running youth ministry training conference in Ontario. This year it will be presented entirely online and FOR FREE! The lineup includes plenary speakers like Finu Iype, Chris Chase, Lisa Pak and Brett Ullman. You’ll also get access to over 20+ breakout sessions and bonus materials. Even if you can’t make it to the entire event on Saturday, February 20, you can access everything afterwards on demand. 

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