Alvin Lau

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18 09, 2017

Working with Corporations

By | 2017-09-14T23:21:54+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Alvin Lau, best practices|0 Comments

CBOQ has an almost 20-year relationship with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment in hosting our Centre Court outreach event with the Toronto Raptors. We are in high standing with MLSE, but it didn't happen over night. Here are some lessons we've learned.  Be professional. This may seem redundant, but I've seen some youth leaders who approach corporations as one of their buddies. Whether or not you know your contact, if you're working in a business environment, then

11 09, 2017

Imaginative Hope relaunched

By | 2017-09-11T08:09:08+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Alvin Lau, best practices|0 Comments

At Assembly, we launched "Imaginative Hope", a concise collaborative message from 50 Canadian Baptist youth pastors to the 1000+ Canadian Baptist churches. The initial report has created a buzz amongst many churches and we are excited about what the next steps might be. To support those next steps, Imaginative Hope is relaunching its website ON WEDNESDAY. Not only will you access the video and the report, you can also glean

19 06, 2017

Youth and Digital Communication

By | 2017-06-15T12:58:12+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Your typical student is likely digitally connected, whether it’s through texting, social media, gaming or other channels. Some youth ministries embrace all these channels. Others would rather restrict them and get back to “real relationships” So how do you engage these digitally connected youth? First of all, let’s remember that for Generation Z, digital connections are just as real as in-person ones. For many students, their identity encompasses both the

5 06, 2017

Transition 101 2017 – review

By | 2017-06-05T22:57:07+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Alvin Lau, event recap|0 Comments

Many high school graduates just sent in their letters of acceptance. Last Saturday, a number of them gathered to meet some soon-to-be-friends at Transition 101. This second annual event, co-hosted with Ambassadors for Christ, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Power 2 Change - Students and Navigators, helped set the trajectory for 60 soon-to-be-frosh (3x the number of grads we had last year). They had a chance to learn about their campuses with

16 05, 2017

Ways to Connect With Us

By | 2017-05-16T23:15:27+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Did you know there are multiple ways to contact us? (You may not know about a couple of new ones.) You can connect with us via … Text: Text 416-620-2946 and one of our staff will respond back to you. You can even get updates via SMS by texting "youth411" for upcoming announcements and updates or "youthevents" to get the latest on our upcoming events. Through our website: You can

15 05, 2017

TFC youth outreach survey

By | 2017-05-13T22:27:29+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

We are exploring the possibility of hosting a youth outreach event with Toronto FC. We'd like your input on whether it'd be worthwhile hosting. The purpose of all our outreach events are twofold: For invited friends to gain a positive impression of Jesus, perhaps for the first time. To connect with the group they were invited with for faith conversations beyond the event. We've been asked to consider the following

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

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