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17 09, 2018

Renegotiating Faith (part 1)

By |2018-09-13T21:29:34+00:00September 17th, 2018|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Last July, a new report called Renegotiating Faith (RF) was launched from a research partnership between Power 2 Change, InterVarsity, Youth for Christ, Truth Matters Ministries, and The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. Renegotiating Faith looks at the transition from high school to the next stage in life for Canadians age 18 to 28 who had a Christian religious affiliation as a teen and who attended religious services at least monthly

7 09, 2018

Argos Outreach Proposal Guidelines

By |2018-09-10T10:04:37+00:00September 7th, 2018|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

      Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) have graciously offered us a limited block of free tickets to distribute to our churches.   The game is on Saturday, October 20, 4:00 pm @ BMO Field.      OBJECTIVE  We are looking for youth ministries to submit a proposal to CBOQ Youth on how they will utilize some of these tickets to engage with the unchurched friends of their students.    HOW DOES THIS

31 08, 2018

Coming Home (2018/19 theme)

By |2018-09-22T19:12:35+00:00August 31st, 2018|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. Luke 13:29 (NIV) For many, home signifies a place of belonging, a place of safety. The church is to be that place for anyone can belong, to return to the one who created us. For anyone who steps into a church, two questions many are asking: Do

9 06, 2018

Assembly 2018 – review

By |2018-06-09T17:11:07+00:00June 9th, 2018|Alvin Lau, event recap|0 Comments

Another Assembly is done. Our family gathered to worship and fellowship over three days. Among us was the focus on the next generation. While most of the program was similar to previous years, there were some unique elements to this year's Assembly: God's word delivered by Chap Clark and Tim Day. We were led into God's presence by Drew Brown. Assembly approved the motion to change a by-law allowing churches

3 06, 2018

Transition 101 2018 – review

By |2018-06-03T20:31:09+00:00June 3rd, 2018|Alvin Lau, event recap|0 Comments

The class of 2018 is about to finish high school. The next few months will be filled with excitement, anxiety and a dash of chaos as many head to college and university. Last Saturday, some of these high school grads connected with upper years heading to the same campus this September. Transition 101 is a collaboration with Ambassadors for Christ, Navigators, Inter Varsity and Power 2 Change. Our objective for

24 05, 2018

Family Reunions

By |2018-05-24T10:17:05+00:00May 24th, 2018|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Each family does them differently. Our CBOQ family reunion aka Assembly is no different, but  something special happens every time our family of churches gather together. For me (Alvin), after being part of 17 Assemblies, I am encouraged by these common occurrences: Friends greeting friends, especially if they haven’t seen each other since the last Assembly. There are numerous people I get to see once a year, and it’s a

22 05, 2018

Finishing 2017/18 Well

By |2018-05-16T16:12:23+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

After the long weekend (the unofficial start of summer), the school year is almost done. Many youth ministries begin to wind down. It’s time to finish the year well. CELEBRATE: Spend some time recounting the blessings that God’s brought the last few months. Have a special time of prayer. Like so many Baptists before us, celebrate with food. “Praise God from whom all blessings flow!” DEBRIEF: Take time to debrief

14 05, 2018

Slingshot Exchange review: One Conference 2018

By |2018-05-14T22:21:46+00:00May 14th, 2018|Alvin Lau, event recap|0 Comments

CBOQ and the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada participate in an exchange of young adult teams, learning from each other and celebrating God's work in our regions. This past weekend, Kylie Hurlburt, Meaghan Graham and Mike Andress with Alvin represented CBOQ at CBAC's new multi-denominational adventure "One Conference" in Moncton, NB. The intention of this exchange is to discover the answer to two questions: what is God uniquely doing in

7 05, 2018

Young Adult Exchanges

By |2018-05-03T14:33:22+00:00May 7th, 2018|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Youth ministries are environments where students can mature in their faith. Some students are ready for the next step, but our youth ministry may not have the opportunities they need. Happily, we’re part of God’s greater kingdom and he has more opportunities than we could imagine. A few years ago, CBOQ established an exchange with our friends at CBAC. The intent is to send groups of young adults to the

30 04, 2018

Next Step 2018-19

By |2018-04-24T18:48:48+00:00April 30th, 2018|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

This season of ministry is wrapping up with a variety of celebrations. Now’s a great time to start thinking about where God is leading your ministry next season and next year. So what are your next steps? CBOQ Youth is launching our annual Next Steps survey. We hope you’ll take the time (about 10 min) to complete it. The survey provides us with 2 key insights from you: What are

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