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3 10, 2022

Changes to T101

By |2022-10-03T13:14:47-04:00October 3rd, 2022|announcement|0 Comments

CBOQ Youth has remained focus to be serve, resource and support the local church in seeing youth take their next step towards Jesus and engage with the local church. When the Hemorrhaging Faith report was released in 2013, CBOQ Youth prayerfully discerned how we could respond to its findings, and to support our youth ministry leaders and our churches. One key area of focus was the transition of high school

2 10, 2022

Highlight – Living Water Community Church (Thorold)

By |2022-10-03T20:29:59-04:00October 2nd, 2022|ym highlight|1 Comment

On September 29, the youth group at Living Water Community Church in Thorold hosted their first kickoff event. Here's what Rylan Kamerman (youth pastor) shared: Our Kickoff was a huge success! We had about 13 youth including 2 new ones. We had pizza, played some games and talked about John 3:16 and I encouraged them that this year I want us to "Think" & "Engage" in our faith. We

26 09, 2022

Highlight – Mississauga Grace Missionary Baptist Church

By |2022-10-03T20:30:17-04:00September 26th, 2022|ym highlight|0 Comments

Last year, I (Alvin) had a conversation with Ann Rei and Judith Choy from Mississauga Grace Missionary Baptist Church about how they could develop and disciple their youth in light of their current circumstance. A year later, Ann shared this update: We are having Sunday worship in person at AAC (active adult center Mississauga) on Sunday afternoon since April, but still keep kids/youth Bible class on Saturday afternoon in

18 09, 2022

2022 CBOQ Youth Scholarship Recipients

By |2022-09-18T21:49:29-04:00September 18th, 2022|Celebration|0 Comments

Every year, we award a series of $500 scholarships for undergraduate students who demonstrate ways they are living out their faith ... wherever they are in whatever they do. Here are our recipients: Eliza (Mimico Baptist Church) Gideon (Spring Garden Church) Kieran (Spring Garden Church) Osaigobvo (Weston Park Baptist Church) Tainu (Lisle Memorial Baptist Church)

25 07, 2022

Avalanche and Blizzard 2023

By |2022-07-25T08:53:32-04:00July 25th, 2022|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

We are excited to be returning to Muskoka Woods this winter for Avalanche and Blizzard. Many are anticipating this "roadtrip" where faith, life and community intersect. All are invited to join us at Muskoka Woods on January 20-22 or February 10-12. If you're not able to join, we'll also have all our materials available as a DIY retreat where you can host your own retreat (or use whichever elements

15 07, 2022

Pastor Tip: Assessing current next gen leadership development

By |2022-07-15T20:15:39-04:00July 15th, 2022|NG leadership development, Pastor Tips|0 Comments

Find out from your children and youth ministry leaders ways they are already helping kids and youth develop in leadership skills. In the coming months, for the pastors tip from Next Gen as part of the Pastors eNews, CBOQ Next Gen will be offering some ideas on developing leadership with kids and youth. Before you start to move forward, it's good to identify what's already happening. Have a conversation with

13 06, 2022

Roadtrip (2022 theme)

By |2022-06-15T14:22:14-04:00June 13th, 2022|Alvin Lau|1 Comment

Roadtrip: where faith, life and community intersect “ROAD TRIP!” Many people resonate with those words. It sparks a sense of excitement, adventure and memorable moments. It’s stepping away from the everyday routine. What’s even more fun is when we get to meet someone we’ve anticipated seeing on the other end, converging in one location for a shared experience together. For Jesus’s church, it’s where faith, life and community intersect. This

8 06, 2022

2022 Survey

By |2022-06-13T00:31:16-04:00June 8th, 2022|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

After an unusual two years, we're looking to better understand what's happening in your youth ministry, and how we can better support you. We'd appreciate you taking about 10-15 min to complete the survey below by July 31. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Alvin. Fill out my online form.

27 05, 2022

Building Jr Highs Towards an Overnight Retreat

By |2022-05-27T08:35:14-04:00May 27th, 2022|guest post|0 Comments

This post was authored by Phil Pharoah, Youth Pastor at Uxbridge Baptist Church. Hey fellow Youth workers! My name is Phil, and I am the Youth Pastor of Uxbridge Baptist Church in … you guessed it Uxbridge, Ontario! It truly is one of the greatest things in the world, to come alongside the next generation and help them to discover who God made them to be. In youth ministry we

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