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11 06, 2021

Reopening Considerations

By |2021-08-19T10:21:04-04:00June 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

12 04, 2021

April 2021 Monthly Zoom: Soul Care in Youth Ministry

By |2021-04-12T22:57:05-04:00April 12th, 2021|monthly zoom|0 Comments

Download Paul's supplemental PowerPoint 3 Takeaways from Paul Understand their story including backstory. Their habits/practices lead them forward. Help them understand how Jesus is speaking to them; he will speak to them about their story. Spiritual formation can be defined as making space for God, become known by God.

8 04, 2021

Your Input with Reopening (and Beyond)

By |2021-04-08T22:15:31-04:00April 8th, 2021|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, our churches/youth ministries continue to evaluate and adapt what their physical location reopening and longer-term structure look like. Our intention is to gather both ideas and questions from youth leaders and synthesize it into a PDF document that will be released on June 10. We are asking for 3 questions: What are your short-term plans (i.e. within the next 6 months)? What are

8 04, 2021

Connecting your high school grads

By |2021-04-08T20:34:43-04:00April 8th, 2021|Pastor Tips|0 Comments

tip: Find out where your high school grads are going, and connect the ones heading to university with a campus group at t101.ca. If you have high school graduates this spring, encouraging in their next step is vital. For those going to university this September especially if it's away from home, your influence in helping them make that connection to a new faith community is crucial. The Renegotiating Faith report

8 04, 2021

Assembly Learning Sessions

By |2021-04-08T20:27:30-04:00April 8th, 2021|Pastor Tips|0 Comments

tip: Register for (and recommend) some Assembly learning breakouts. CBOQ is excited to be hosting its annual Assembly, our "family gathering" of churches. Since this year is happening online, there are some great ways to connect and learn from one another, including through our learning sessions. You can find all the ones offered at baptist.ca/assembly/#assembly-learning-sessions. (The early bird deadline is May 9 with the final day to register on June

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