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29 07, 2021

Short-Term Consideration 2: In your area, the potential of churches reopening before some other businesses/institutions allows you to be a favoured place for in-person social interaction.

By |2021-07-22T16:51:32-04:00July 29th, 2021|reopening considerations|0 Comments

One of our youth pastors has commented that there is a good chance churches will be able to have larger group gatherings than most other businesses/institutions. Assuming you are appropriately fulfilling your civic and social due diligence, you may want to consider ways to provide space for both youth who are regularly connected to your group and others who are not. There likely will be numerical or proportional restrictions to consider

8 07, 2021

July 2021: Pastor’s Tip

By |2021-07-08T21:17:48-04:00July 8th, 2021|Pastor Tips|0 Comments

Tip: Talk with your children and youth leaders about their communication and involvement of parents in a hybrid ministry setup.  As churches continue to further reopen their physical facilities for ministry activities, we hope all realize that the transition to physical reopening does not automatically mean the elimination of an online ministry component. While it may not be the same as what’s been done the last several months, recognizing not

14 06, 2021

June 2021 Pastor Tip #3

By |2021-06-16T10:35:44-04:00June 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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.)

11 06, 2021

Reopening Considerations

By |2021-07-22T17:27:14-04:00June 11th, 2021|best practices|0 Comments

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.

15 05, 2021

May 2021 – Pastors’ Tip #3

By |2021-05-15T16:35:56-04:00May 15th, 2021|Pastor Tips|1 Comment

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

15 05, 2021

May 2021 – Pastors’ Tip #1

By |2021-05-15T16:37:23-04:00May 15th, 2021|Pastor Tips|0 Comments

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

6 05, 2021

Mentoring Grads at Pickering Community Baptist Church

By |2021-05-06T21:08:07-04:00May 6th, 2021|guest post|0 Comments

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

26 04, 2021

Esports Example: Montreal Chinese Baptist Church

By |2021-04-22T22:00:33-04:00April 26th, 2021|guest post|0 Comments

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

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