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10 06, 2019

Guest Post: LEADS Jr Mentorship at Westview

By |2019-06-04T22:54:43-04:00June 10th, 2019|guest post|0 Comments

While we have always seen mentoring as  an important part of our faith, its value is especially highlighted by the statistics released in the “Hemorrhaging Faith” document. We were surprised to note that one of the most common times for youth to disengage from faith is during the transition into their Jr High years. I really had to mull this one over, but it does make sense.  One contributing factor

20 05, 2019

Guest Post: The J.O.Y. of Mentoring

By |2019-05-12T00:11:31-04:00May 20th, 2019|guest post|1 Comment

As I was studying and reflecting on Immanuel Baptist Church and the surrounding community of Finch and Don Mills, I became aware of the need for youth to be mentored. I am passionate about mentoring, and having experienced the significance of it personally, I felt and noticed the longing of youth to have someone who would truly care, love, encourage, invest and pour into them. As part of my masters

13 05, 2019

Guest Post: Athens Baptist Church and Alpha

By |2019-05-12T00:02:11-04:00May 13th, 2019|guest post|0 Comments

In Spring 2018, the Athens Ministerial and the local congregations of Athens began offering the Alpha Youth course at Athens Baptist Church to the students of Athens District High School (ADHS). The school is a 7-12 school with two different lunch periods: one for grade 7 & 8 students; the other for grade 9-12 students. Rev. Daniel Zylstra and Rev. Bruce Demitroff arranged the program with Matt Ferguson, a Youth

25 09, 2017

Paying Attention to Transitions

By |2017-09-22T08:18:01-04:00September 25th, 2017|best practices, guest post|0 Comments

(Submitted by Blake Bentley, English Pastor at Pickering Community Baptist Church) I am a new pastor at my church and I’ve been here for two years now. When I came to my small church in Pickering, ON, there were almost no babies in the church, no nursery to speak of, no youth group, no Sunday School for high school youth and no leaders to look after these things. I came

21 06, 2016

Day of Prayer for Youth and FBC-Dryden

By |2016-06-21T00:07:35-04:00June 21st, 2016|guest post|0 Comments

The following was part of an email conversation from Jane Wickstrom from First Baptist Church, Dryden. Pastor Adam Hall asked that I write and let you know how our Youth Sunday went. It was fantastic. Christ was central in all that was said and sung about. We praise HIM for all that He has done for us through the cross. Last Sunday (June 12), for International Day of Prayer for

11 05, 2015

Greater: Springforth-Slingshot 2015 review

By |2016-10-31T13:57:16-04:00May 11th, 2015|event recap, guest post|0 Comments

We know that God is greater, but how much greater? That's a question that many people wonder about God, but in the last few days I got a new appreciation for the true greatness of God. I just got back from Springforth - an evangelistic retreat hosted by the Youth and Family department of the CABC (Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches) in Moncton, New Brunswick. This event is held at 2 locations: the

7 08, 2014

Ministry Planning (Sticky Faith re-post)

By |2016-10-31T13:57:18-04:00August 7th, 2014|guest post|0 Comments

August is usually a time when many youth ministries start to look at what the coming year could look like with prayer and planning. Megan Lane recently posted a blog entry on "Ministry Planning" with some great tips and templates you can use to work through what 2014-2015 might look like. Click here to read her post. BTW, if you want some help planning your youth ministry's 2014-2015, feel free

17 06, 2014

Multi-Site Youth and Family Ministry

By |2016-10-31T13:57:18-04:00June 17th, 2014|guest post, youth ministry thoughts|0 Comments

At Mississauga City Baptist Church, we are currently developing a multi-site youth and family ministry. In addition to the students that attend one of the two identical Sunday services, we also have the privilege of partnering with two other churches that host services in other languages other than English. We are also affiliated with another church that is located in our region and in addition to their English service; this

12 05, 2014

Slingshot: Springforth 2014 recap

By |2016-10-31T13:57:19-04:00May 12th, 2014|event recap, guest post|0 Comments

This post was written by Tim Teakle, youth pastor at Uxbridge Baptist Church and was the team leader for our Slingshot students (Brittni Lewis and Elizabeth Nichols).   The goal of Springforth, an annual event organized by the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches, is a simple yet profound one: to invite students to take a leap with God…to “spring forth” into what He has in store for them and for

6 05, 2014

Aboriginal Culture has the Word of God Written Throughout

By |2016-10-31T13:57:19-04:00May 6th, 2014|event recap, guest post|0 Comments

Guest post by Reba Sigler (senior youth workers at Kanata Baptist Church and team leader for CE-SN) Three churches: Mount Hamilton, Mississauga Chinese and Harmony Road went on a journey the first weekend of May. As we journeyed physically to the Six Nations reserve, we also journeyed culturally visiting the Woodland Cultural Centre to see the history of the Six Nations community and the Mohawk Chapel to view their story

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