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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. 

7 02, 2021

Blizzard 2021 – review

By |2021-02-08T21:07:15-05:00February 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This was certainly a Blizzard retreat unlike any other we've had. With 20+ churches spread to Windsor to Montreal, we all joined in 1 central location: YouTube. Together, we worshipped with Life Support and were challenged by Dave's messages, reminding us to be God's ambassadors ... everywhere. We heard stories of the activities youth were doing. Many youth leaders extended the experience with delivered care packages for each student.

23 01, 2021

(My) First Steps into Esports

By |2021-01-23T22:08:00-05:00January 23rd, 2021|Alvin Lau|2 Comments

As the pandemic continues, many of our youth are engulfed in gaming both as players and spectators. Esports (which is a competition using video games usually with spectators) has grown into its own industry. According to Business Insider, it will likely surpass $1B in revenue this year. As one person who’s immersed in the esports world, I see this as a digital mission field.  Some youth leaders are more familiar with esports; some may already be involved in it. Here are some suggested

18 01, 2021

Review: Avalanche 2021

By |2021-01-18T00:23:17-05:00January 18th, 2021|event recap|0 Comments

AVALANCHE 2021 REVIEW Avalanche this year was unlike any we've ever hosted. Given the pandemic and most recent state of emergency "stay at home" orders, so many of our churches had to stay at home (and our Avalanche team as well). That didn't stop us from delving into our theme "ONE: One God. One Life. Together". Meisha Watson led us through a biblical understand of how God is wanting

11 01, 2021

January 2021 Monthly Zoom recap: Mental Health and Youth

By |2021-01-12T11:01:14-05:00January 11th, 2021|monthly zoom|0 Comments

Download Emily's Presentation 3 Key Insights from Emily Be open about this topic, including appropriate details of your own life. Invite adults to appropriately share their struggles with youth. A.L.G.E.E. is one helpful approach when dealing with someone in a mental health crisis. Be familiar with resources both local and online such as Kids Help Phone, Canadian Mental Health Association and speakers like Brett Ullman and Brene

11 01, 2021

Pastor Tip 2 (January 2021): Attend CBOQ Now on January 14 and review afterwards.

By |2021-01-09T00:54:14-05:00January 11th, 2021|Pastor Tips|0 Comments

Tip: Attend CBOQ Now on January 14 and review afterwards. This month's CBOQ Now meeting is on "Redefining the Church". This pandemic has moved us to consider what Jesus's church can continue to become in these coming weeks, months and years. Join the meeting online by registering here. After January 14, there will be follow-up questions and considerations to deepen the insights shared.

11 01, 2021

Pastor Tip 1 (January 2021): Register for the Today’s Teens Conference today (it’s free this year!)

By |2021-01-09T00:50:26-05:00January 11th, 2021|Pastor Tips|0 Comments

tip: Register for the Today's Teens Conference today (it's free this year!) Today's Teens Conference is the largest and longest current-running youth ministry conference in Ontario. This year, because of the pandemic restrictions and with the generous support of various sponsors, it is FREE this year. Not only does it include access to the conference content via the Castle app (with Crossroads), it will include bonus content leading up and

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