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8 05, 2017

Next Steps for 2017/18

By | 2017-05-06T12:54:10+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

The ministry year is closing out soon. Now is a good time to start planning for 2017/18. So here’s a place to begin: what are your 3 next steps/goals for the next ministry year? Why are we asking? We want to support what God’s doing at your church. We’re asking you to send us your 3 next steps through our annual survey (cboqyouth.ca/nextsteps). It will take about 10 minutes to

28 04, 2017

Supporting the Class of 2017

By | 2017-04-28T10:50:50+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Do you remember what finishing grade 12 (or grade 13 or OAC depending on your year of graduation) was like? For many, it’s a mixture of excitement, stress, relief, and anxiety. For some, the shift to post-secondary life means Jesus takes a back seat. So how do we help students sustain their faith in this transition? Here are some ways you can support your grade 12 grads (some of these

24 04, 2017

“Imaginative Hope” now available

By | 2017-04-26T16:39:25+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

About a year ago, we gathered with 50 youth leaders from across Canada for four days in Niagara Falls. Together, we seeked to discern God’s voice for our Canadian Baptist churches for the next generation. We’re excited to have the Imaginative Hope report available (and coming to your church very soon). The Imaginative Hope report identified seven obstacles and five opportunities our churches face with Generation Z (and the ones

10 04, 2017

It is finished and it’s begun

By | 2017-04-07T20:32:49+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

“It is finished.” These are the final words spoken by Jesus  on the cross before he died for all humanity. They seem conclusive, definitive and, perhaps at that moment, words of defeat?. But on this side of history, we know what comes next. We know who and what is defeated. And we know that Jesus is victorious. New life begins. Jesus claimed that he would be the firstfruit of the

2 04, 2017

Centre Court – review

By | 2017-04-02T23:36:26+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Alvin Lau, event recap|0 Comments

Last Friday, over 375 went down to the Air Canada Centre to witness a Toronto Raptors victory over the Indiana Pacers. While that was exciting, the post-game program became the focus. Patrick Mutombo, one of the Raptors assistant coaches, shared how Jesus impacts his life. He encouraged the students and leaders there to be boldly stand for their faith and stand strong. We also had two young adults from Glencairn

28 03, 2017

Legacies in Youth Ministry

By | 2017-03-28T23:29:56+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Bringing the truth of God to the next generation isn’t unique to our time; it’s been happening for centuries. It’s a biblical mandate, too (cf. Psalm 78:1-8). So who has preceded you? It’s good for you to remember the people you are aware of that God has worked through to influence the upcoming generation. Those who have impacted you personally through mentoring Those who have made intangible (maybe even subtle)

20 03, 2017

Raptors 905 Faith/Family Event – review

By | 2017-03-20T08:29:28+00:00 March 20th, 2017|event recap|0 Comments

CBOQ Kids hosted the first ever Raptors 905 Faith/Family event last Saturday. Not only did several families get to witness the Raptors 905 clinch the Central Division title and got player autographs, they had a chance to hang out court-side afterwards. Herbie Kuhn, the voice of the Raptors, shared his experiences as the Toronto Raptor's PA announcer and team chaplain. More importantly, he emphasized how Jesus is first in his

13 03, 2017

This Week for March Break …

By | 2017-03-12T22:33:21+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

THIS WEEK FOR MARCH BREAK... This week thousands of students are off school for March Break, which is  a prime opportunity for learning! Here are some examples of what some students are involved in this week: Compassion Experience, Dominican Republic: We have 23 students and leaders from three churches representing CBOQ Youth and International Teams in Los Alcarizzos. They'll be serving at the Lighthouse Project and the surrounding community. You

9 03, 2017

CE-DR 2017: Day 1

By | 2017-03-09T23:34:55+00:00 March 9th, 2017|DR 2017, event recap|0 Comments

Our team assembled at the Fairfield Marriott Hotel. After some time of worship, prayer and orientation (plus a Spanish lesson with Karla-Maria Ponce), they're (hopefully) getting some rest before our 6:10am flight. We'll see you from the DR in less than 24 hours!

3 03, 2017

Our New Texting System

By | 2017-03-03T22:29:45+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Alvin Lau|1 Comment

We are excited to announce a new way to connect with you! A text message system called msgbox allows you to text our CBOQ Youth office number 416-620-2946 and one of our youth staff will respond to your inquiry. You can still call us if you like, but when you text it’s just like texting any number; nothing changes on your end. What will be helpful is our new text

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