July 2022

Avalanche and Blizzard 2023

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

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

Pastor Tip: Assessing current next gen leadership development

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

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

June 2022

Roadtrip (2022 theme)

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

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

2022 Survey

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

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.

May 2022

Building Jr Highs Towards an Overnight Retreat

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

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

Pastor’s Tip: May 2022

By |2022-05-06T09:32:56-04:00May 6th, 2022|Pastor Tips|

PASTOR’S TIP: As the school year finishes in a few weeks, talk with your children and youth ministry leaders about how to help those children/youth “graduating” from their programs to exit well, and to encourage them to begin planning for the next ministry year (if they haven’t already). Help those children/youth “graduate” from their ministry program brings closure to that chapter in their life. There are different ways a church can

March 2022

Pastor’s Tip: March 2022

By |2022-03-11T11:30:53-05:00March 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Pastor's tip: Consider asking the children and youth how Easter impacts their life, and ways that could be shared with the church family. During the lent season and as we move towards Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, consider asking the children and youth how Easter impacts their life. How comprehensive you want to go is up to you. Here are some suggestions: Have an informal conversations with at least 2

January 2022

FBC-Mount Forest’s Impact on One Youth

By |2022-01-23T21:22:32-05:00January 23rd, 2022|Stories from CBOQ youth ministries|

This story was submitted by Brook at First Baptist Church, Mount Forest. When I attended the First Baptist Church and Youth Group, the volunteers and youth pastor were some of the best people I have met. I was new to the church and group but when we went into lockdown, I was still treated like family. I was given my first personal Bible and it has a personal message from

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