June 2021

June 2021 Pastor Tip #3

By |2021-06-16T10:35:44-04:00June 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Tip: Consult with kids/youth leaders re reopening. The physical reopening of the church site for in-person ministry will impact how children and youth ministries will operate. Each have their specific considerations. Ensure the appropriate people (e.g. your governing board and those point leaders) are on the same page in both expectations and operations of each ministry. CBOQ Kids offers key tips available at cboqkids.ca/tips. (Contact Tanya Yuen for further details.)

Reopening Considerations

By |2021-06-11T22:45:55-04:00June 11th, 2021|best practices|

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.

May 2021

May 2021 – Pastors’ Tip #3

By |2021-05-15T16:35:56-04:00May 15th, 2021|Pastor Tips|

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

May 2021 – Pastors’ Tip #1

By |2021-05-15T16:37:23-04:00May 15th, 2021|Pastor Tips|

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

Mentoring Grads at Pickering Community Baptist Church

By |2021-05-06T21:08:07-04:00May 6th, 2021|guest post|

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

April 2021

Esports Example: Montreal Chinese Baptist Church

By |2021-04-22T22:00:33-04:00April 26th, 2021|guest post|

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

April 2021 Monthly Zoom: Soul Care in Youth Ministry

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

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.

Your Input with Reopening (and Beyond)

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

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

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