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19 06, 2024

Regional Retreats Framework

By |2024-06-19T11:56:10-04:00June 19th, 2024|announcement|0 Comments

In February 2024, Matt Wilkinson shared about our new retreat strategy starting in our 2025/26 season; you can see Matt's announcement in the YouTube video on this page. We now have a framework doc to give churches, regions and associations specific details about how we will work with our churches in creating these regional retreats. During the summer and fall, Alvin will be reaching out to different regions to

16 03, 2024

CE-DR 2024: Day 9

By |2024-03-16T13:11:34-04:00March 16th, 2024|DR 2024|0 Comments

Our team safely returned to Toronto late morning (March 16). We are grateful for their participation and look forward to more stories to come.

9 03, 2024

CE-DR 2024: Day 2

By |2024-03-10T03:12:25-04:00March 9th, 2024|DR 2024|2 Comments

The team left Toronto this morning with little issues and have touched down in Santo Domingo (as of 4:00 pm EST) with the Lighthouse Team ready to greet them. They are all settled in at the Lighthouse compound, ready for their first full day tomorrow.

8 03, 2024

CE-DR 2024: Day 1

By |2024-03-09T00:10:45-05:00March 8th, 2024|DR 2024|0 Comments

This team of 9 from Harmony Baptist (Hamilton) are preparing for their flight to the Dominican Republic tomorrow morning. There, they'll serve alongside the Lighthouse Project in Los Alcarizzos.

4 03, 2024

Spring Tour 2024- Associations

By |2024-03-19T15:56:42-04:00March 4th, 2024|announcement|0 Comments

We are excited to visit a number of our associations to share about the latest Create and Cultivate resource. To date, Tanya or Alvin will be visiting: Norfolk (March 19) Amherstburg (March 23) Trent-Valley (April 13) Toronto (April 27) Midwestern (April 28) Niagara-Hamilton (May 4) Ottawa (May 4) Northern (May 10) Contact your association executive or Alvin for more details. If you'd like one of our Next Gen staff to

1 03, 2024

Highlight: Luz Y Verdad

By |2024-03-01T15:23:50-05:00March 1st, 2024|ym highlight|0 Comments

Luz Y Verdad (led by Laura Elena and Jose Campos) has a youth ministry with teens ages 13-19 years old. While they have been the youth leaders for about one year, there is a growing affinity within the group.   In the fall of 2023, they hosted a special party regarding their Hispanic heritage. They celebrated the independence of their countries and talked about being proud of being Latinos; this is

1 03, 2024

Highlight: Stanley Park Baptist Church

By |2024-03-01T15:20:11-05:00March 1st, 2024|ym highlight|0 Comments

In the fall of 2023, Stanley Park Baptist Church youth ministry is utilizing a resource called “SOUL”, a video and discussion based series, which is part of Christianity Explored (the version the rest of the church is using) as part of its outreach initiatives. While the majority of the youth group are from the church, the content of the videos, and the discussions, are helping them to more fully understand

11 02, 2024

Celebrating the 25th of Avalanche and Blizzard … and a new chapter in 2026

By |2024-02-29T10:17:22-05:00February 11th, 2024|announcement|0 Comments

Hello CBOQ Youth Leaders, “Inspiring – Memorable – Life-Changing – in moving youth one-step closer to Jesus.” These are just some of the words that have described what tens of thousands of Youth have experienced at Avalanche and Blizzard as we have gathered at Muskoka Woods over these last 24 years. 25th Anniversary First, we are preparing for what will be a historic experience for Avalanche

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