Yearly Archives: 2022

5 12, 2022

Centre Court 2022 recap

By |2022-12-05T00:09:54-05:00December 5th, 2022|event recap|0 Comments

For the first time in three years, we hosted Centre Court, our outreach event through the Toronto Raptors. As "normal business" continues to evolve from the pandemic, many things changed as well in how Centre Court unfolded. When we finalized our plans with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), we had five weeks to promote and plan what now turned out to be a pre-game outreach event. In total

21 11, 2022

Highlight: Bromley Road Baptist Church

By |2022-11-16T23:28:38-05:00November 21st, 2022|ym highlight|0 Comments

Submitted by Julian Ciach (Director of Digital Ministry at Bromley Road Baptist Church) The esports micro-grant we received from CBOQ has been a great blessing! With the grant we were able to build relationships within the youth in new ways at our church. We purchased a Nintendo switch, controllers, and games that have allowed us to connect with the youth differently than before. The competition that we

14 11, 2022

Preparing for CSJG

By |2022-11-11T15:55:15-05:00November 14th, 2022|best practices|0 Comments

Every summer, Canada Summer Jobs provides funds for organizations (like churches) to hire youth/young adults (ages 15-30) for paid positions during the summer. Their deadline (although the 2023 edition has not yet been published) is typically in late January; the deadline in 2022 was January 25. With a couple of months before the deadline, some considerations: Review the criteria and timeline established by CSJ. This includes the criteria of eligibility,

7 11, 2022

Kristina’s next chapter

By |2022-11-07T12:30:54-05:00November 7th, 2022|announcement|0 Comments

In June, Kristina Gummatova stepped in to serve as our CBOQ Next Gen Administrative Assistant. Over these last number of months she has been a great part of the team and has shared how much she has loved being part of the Next Gen. Team. In discerning her ongoing development, she has desired to return to school in January, thus offered her resignation, but will be with us up until

31 10, 2022

Avalanche 2023 speaker change

By |2022-10-28T22:28:37-04:00October 31st, 2022|announcement|0 Comments

Laura Bronson, director of Keep It Real with Youth for Christ Canada, is not able to join us for Avalanche this January. We are excited to have Karra Busse who serves as a National High School Ministry Team member with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She was the Youth Director at Church on the Rock for 8 years and graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2013, double majoring in Adolescent Ministries and

28 10, 2022

A Youth Leader at the Toronto Children’s Ministry Conference?

By |2022-10-28T22:44:21-04:00October 28th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On Saturday, November 5, CBOQ Kids along with other partners are hosting the Toronto Children’s Ministry Conference. This may be a great training opportunity for you as a youth leader. You might be asking, “Why should I go to a children’s ministry conference?” Here are four reasons why I (Alvin) think you should consider joining; There are some renown speakers at this year’s conference. There are many great workshops that

28 10, 2022

Centre Court 2022 is ON!

By |2022-11-01T11:37:40-04:00October 28th, 2022|announcement|0 Comments

We are excited to announce we are hosting Centre Court 2022 on Saturday, December 3 @ Scotiabank Arena. What is Centre Court? It’s a first-point-of-contact for your youth ministry’s non-Christian friends. We host an event that happens courtside at Scotiabank Arena where some of your youth are invited to participate in on-court activities and to hear from a player how Jesus impacts their lives. It is also an opportunity for

24 10, 2022

The Grandtastic Adventure and Youth Ministry

By |2022-10-23T23:42:19-04:00October 24th, 2022|announcement|0 Comments

This fall, CBOQ Kids created a new resource called the "Grandtastic Adventure". The intention with this resource kit is to provide different ways for grandparents to connect and support their grandchildren spiritually. You can hear more from Tanya at cboqkids.ca/grandtastic about why and how this resource can be a great help. From a youth ministry perspective, many of these resources are very applicable. Grandparents can be that alternative voice when

24 10, 2022

CB Youth Forum 2022 – review

By |2022-10-24T00:20:16-04:00October 24th, 2022|event recap|0 Comments

Last week, along with our counterparts with Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada, Union d'Églises baptistes francophones du Canada, Canadian Baptists of Western Canada and Canadian Baptist Ministries, we hosted a forum with 47 youth leaders across Canada from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Some may remember a similar gathering hosted in 2016. At that time, Imaginative Hope resulted from that forum. Similar questions were being asked last week as

17 10, 2022

Highlight – Glencairn Baptist Church

By |2022-10-13T22:14:06-04:00October 17th, 2022|ym highlight|0 Comments

In September, we hosted a kickoff event for our youth ministry with 30 teens in attendance. We had bubble tea, worship, games and an intro to our topic next year. God is truly so good and continues to work in the lives of our teens at Glencairn. An anticipated outcome that we are hoping for the youth this year is that they would be more involved in the different ministries of

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