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3 06, 2020

Interview: Marco Gil

By |2020-05-25T16:21:09-04:00June 3rd, 2020|guest post|0 Comments

Marco Gil Children, Youth and Family Pastor King's Community Church (Edited on May 25, 2020) INSIGHTS FROM MARCO Providing materials beforehand gives them a chance to review before meeting on Zoom. His role has been adjusted with the circumstances and is learning new skills to adapt. Think "way" outside the box. Try new things you haven't done before. Adjust as you go along. Keep doing what

2 06, 2020

Interview: Curtis Sheen

By |2020-05-23T15:54:08-04:00June 2nd, 2020|guest post|0 Comments

Curtis Sheen Volunteer Youth Coordinator Little Bethel Community Church (Recorded: May 23, 2020) INSIGHTS FROM CURTIS He's relating through "drive by" visits with his youth. He's learning from others (e.g. through the other interview videos). His videos are a way to ground them back to the church building, which is a central locale in their relation to faith. Be yourself and trust God in what he's

29 05, 2020

Interview: Jacklyn Rondini

By |2020-05-20T10:52:21-04:00May 29th, 2020|guest post|0 Comments

Jacklyn Rondini Volunteer Youth Leader New Horizons Baptist Church (This is an email interview with Jacklyn and Alvin on May 20, 2020.) What's changed in your youth since March break? I’ve noticed a deeper desire for youth to commit to reading the Bible and understand scripture. Desire to have Bible Study and an inner desire has increased. What successes have you experienced? What struggles? Definitely a major success is having

28 05, 2020

Interview: Maxine and Dean Bender

By |2020-05-20T13:14:19-04:00May 28th, 2020|guest post|0 Comments

Dean and Maxine Bender Pastor and Youth Leader Chesley Baptist Church (Recorded on May 19, 2020) INSIGHTS FROM MAXINE AND DEAN Some kind of in-person (appropriately physically distance) meetings are still vital. The youth seem to be getting tired of looking at their devices; they're looking for physical interaction. One-on-one connections are still key for open dialogue. Stay in the truth and keep plugging along; God

27 05, 2020

Interview: Mike Wong

By |2020-06-02T09:15:41-04:00May 27th, 2020|guest post|0 Comments

Mike Wong English Ministry Youth Pastor Logos Baptist Church, Milliken (Recorded on May 19, 2020) INSIGHTS FROM MIKE With the size of their group, the one-on-one conversations is much more important than the big program. During the pandemic, he has the opportunity journey with students in diving deeper into Scripture and they're finding ways to serve their community. Online platforms become an "open house" for your

25 05, 2020

Interview: Darryl Bergen

By |2020-05-15T19:27:38-04:00May 25th, 2020|guest post|0 Comments

Darryl Bergen Pastor of Youth and Family Wyoming Baptist Church (Recorded: May 15, 2020) INSIGHTS FROM DARRYL Their group sometimes met at a pizzeria to hang out. They delivered pizza kits for their families to assemble and cook together. He likens this stage to a rubber band that stretches forward and steps back a bit. The key is to keep moving forward. He promotes the concept

22 05, 2020

Interview: Jon Matthews

By |2020-05-15T01:12:18-04:00May 22nd, 2020|guest post|0 Comments

Jon Matthews Director of Youth and Young Adults Kingsway Baptist Church (Recorded: May 14, 2020) INSIGHTS FROM JON He's found a mixture of those who are looking for fellowship connections and others who want to go deeper into faith (especially since they've got time). Tools most useful are Zoom and Discord. To battle screen fatigue, he's balanced the number of programs offered online, encouraging them to

21 05, 2020

Interview: Greg Banik

By |2020-05-15T00:09:46-04:00May 21st, 2020|guest post|0 Comments

Greg Banik Assistant Pastor Heron Park Baptist Church (Recorded: May 14, 2020) INSIGHTS FROM GREG He focuses on the 4 Fs. Make sure you ensure due diligence in your practices (e.g. getting parental consent, attributing other media sources appropriately). Regularly reaching out to parents including those not attending the church opens opportunities for ministry and prayer; he can now help impact whole households. This isn't the

15 05, 2020

Interview: Sergio Espinoza

By |2020-05-14T22:03:28-04:00May 15th, 2020|guest post|0 Comments

Sergio Espinoza Associate Pastor of Family Ministries Harmony Baptist Church (Recorded: May 8, 2020) INSIGHTS FROM SERGIO While there is a learning curve with utilizing technology, it opens ministry opportunities. Church will likely not go back to exactly what it was before. Trust and obey the Holy Spirit's directions.

13 05, 2020

Interview: Jim Alford

By |2020-05-14T22:01:12-04:00May 13th, 2020|guest post|0 Comments

Jim Alford Pastor of Youth and Community Whitby Baptist Church (Recorded: May 8, 2020) INSIGHTS FROM JIM Helping to organize information in 1 central location is crucial. Some students, especially those graduating from grade 8 and 12, are grieving loss of their graduation experience. Continue to maintain those personal relationships with students.

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