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1 03, 2024

Highlight: Westview Baptist Church

By |2024-03-01T15:30:41-05:00March 1st, 2024|guest post, Stories from CBOQ youth ministries, ym highlight|0 Comments

One of our fun nights in fall 2023 for our youth group was to run an escape room. I'm sure that the youth would have been so excited to be locked in a room and told they had to escape, but there might have been some issue with that, (think safety policy) so when we hosted an escape room we focused more on the code breaking and moving through the

1 03, 2024

Highlight: First Baptist Church-Ingersoll

By |2024-03-01T15:26:13-05:00March 1st, 2024|guest post, Stories from CBOQ youth ministries, ym highlight|0 Comments

A few weeks ago (in fall 2023), First Baptist Church Ingersoll (FBCI) Youth hosted Harvest Friends Outreach event on the lawn in front of our church building on the evening of October 31st. We handed out 50 treat bags and many more cups of hot apple cider to those who stopped by - both kids and parents! The bags included candy treats, Adventures in Odyssey CDs, bookmarks and information about

1 03, 2024

Highlight: Luz Y Verdad

By |2024-03-01T15:23:50-05:00March 1st, 2024|ym highlight|0 Comments

Luz Y Verdad (led by Laura Elena and Jose Campos) has a youth ministry with teens ages 13-19 years old. While they have been the youth leaders for about one year, there is a growing affinity within the group.   In the fall of 2023, they hosted a special party regarding their Hispanic heritage. They celebrated the independence of their countries and talked about being proud of being Latinos; this is

1 03, 2024

Highlight: Stanley Park Baptist Church

By |2024-03-01T15:20:11-05:00March 1st, 2024|ym highlight|0 Comments

In the fall of 2023, Stanley Park Baptist Church youth ministry is utilizing a resource called “SOUL”, a video and discussion based series, which is part of Christianity Explored (the version the rest of the church is using) as part of its outreach initiatives. While the majority of the youth group are from the church, the content of the videos, and the discussions, are helping them to more fully understand

17 10, 2023

Highlight: Port Colborne Baptist Church

By |2023-10-23T13:06:32-04:00October 17th, 2023|ym highlight|0 Comments

After receiving the confirmation of the grant, we had opportunities to grow together as a youth group.  On July 14-15, 2023, we hosted a mini retreat at the church with 16 youth and 3 leaders. We played games and sports, hiked, and had a wonderful time of intentional worship.   Then on July 26-27, we had a second youth retreat at Selkirk Provincial Park with 14 participants. During the retreat,

9 12, 2022

Highlight – Listowel Baptist Church

By |2022-12-09T08:07:08-05:00December 9th, 2022|guest post, ym highlight|0 Comments

Submitted by Paige Byrne-Mamahit, former Director of Family and Children's Ministry Do a Little Jig! Even though the arrow fell only a few feet in front of him and many feet short of the target, our jr archer (about six years old) did a little jig and cheered for himself with his friend also cheering for him, with some back pats and fist bumps to follow. Their 1st attempts

21 11, 2022

Highlight: Bromley Road Baptist Church

By |2022-11-16T23:28:38-05:00November 21st, 2022|ym highlight|0 Comments

Submitted by Julian Ciach (Director of Digital Ministry at Bromley Road Baptist Church) The esports micro-grant we received from CBOQ has been a great blessing! With the grant we were able to build relationships within the youth in new ways at our church. We purchased a Nintendo switch, controllers, and games that have allowed us to connect with the youth differently than before. The competition that we

17 10, 2022

Highlight – Glencairn Baptist Church

By |2022-10-13T22:14:06-04:00October 17th, 2022|ym highlight|0 Comments

In September, we hosted a kickoff event for our youth ministry with 30 teens in attendance. We had bubble tea, worship, games and an intro to our topic next year. God is truly so good and continues to work in the lives of our teens at Glencairn. An anticipated outcome that we are hoping for the youth this year is that they would be more involved in the different ministries of

2 10, 2022

Highlight – Living Water Community Church (Thorold)

By |2022-10-03T20:29:59-04:00October 2nd, 2022|ym highlight|1 Comment

On September 29, the youth group at Living Water Community Church in Thorold hosted their first kickoff event. Here's what Rylan Kamerman (youth pastor) shared: Our Kickoff was a huge success! We had about 13 youth including 2 new ones. We had pizza, played some games and talked about John 3:16 and I encouraged them that this year I want us to "Think" & "Engage" in our faith. We

26 09, 2022

Highlight – Mississauga Grace Missionary Baptist Church

By |2022-10-03T20:30:17-04:00September 26th, 2022|ym highlight|0 Comments

Last year, I (Alvin) had a conversation with Ann Rei and Judith Choy from Mississauga Grace Missionary Baptist Church about how they could develop and disciple their youth in light of their current circumstance. A year later, Ann shared this update: We are having Sunday worship in person at AAC (active adult center Mississauga) on Sunday afternoon since April, but still keep kids/youth Bible class on Saturday afternoon in

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