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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
Ask your children/youth: I wonder, what your expectations are this Christmas and New Year? It’s always good to gauge the expectations the next generation has at this time. Perhaps they notice things you may not. It could be as simple as asking a random number of kids/youth this question. You could also challenge other adults to ask this question and listen (not debate). If you want to get creative, record
On Saturday, November 6, Wycliffe College (along with partners like CBOQ Kids) is hosting the Toronto Children’s Ministry Conference. This may be a great training opportunity for you. You might be asking, “What does a children’s ministry conference have to do with youth ministry?” Here are five reasons why I (Alvin) think you should consider going; There are some renown speakers at this year’s conference. There are many great workshops
Tip: Consult with kids/youth leaders re reopening. The physical reopening of the church site for in-person ministry will impact how children and youth ministries will operate. Each have their specific considerations. Ensure the appropriate people (e.g. your governing board and those point leaders) are on the same page in both expectations and operations of each ministry. CBOQ Kids offers key tips available at cboqkids.ca/tips. (Contact Tanya Yuen for further details.)
3 Takeaways from Jared Make sure it ties back to your organization's/church's vision. Record those stories regularly. Invite your volunteer leaders and youth to share alongside you.
This was certainly a Blizzard retreat unlike any other we've had. With 20+ churches spread to Windsor to Montreal, we all joined in 1 central location: YouTube. Together, we worshipped with Life Support and were challenged by Dave's messages, reminding us to be God's ambassadors ... everywhere. We heard stories of the activities youth were doing. Many youth leaders extended the experience with delivered care packages for each student.
Dinal Perera Youth Pastor Malvern Baptist Church (Recorded on May 22, 2020) INSIGHTS FROM DINAL There's balance of how much social media is used. Virtual allows for "filling in the gaps" with who didn't always attend in person. Also allows students to share and encourage their peers with those resources. Listening is a key part of communication. Time management is important in terms of making good
Andre Rocha Youth and Worship Pastor Bromley Road Baptist Church (recorded: May 14, 2020) INSIGHTS FROM ANDRE They've tried to connect with their youth every day. Sidekick.tv is a key tool that's helped their new online programming. God is still the same so rest on him.
Hannah Fairbanks Youth and Family Worker Immanuel Baptist Church, Toronto (Recorded: May 13, 2020) INSIGHTS FROM HANNAH She does "drive by and drop offs" (it's not as sketch as it may sound). This has deepened their understand and the value of community. She sends different activities for the family to do together and to help break the routine. Be creative. Take a chance. If it doesn't