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
This pandemic has highlighted the discord that often exists for middle school students (around ages 11-13). There’s a pull between their developmental stage and what’s accessible to them. On the one hand, developmentally, they are likely in the throws of puberty. They can be at different stages but for the most part they’re all in the midst of hormonal chaos. It’s been documented that the onset of puberty starts earlier than in previous generations, in some cases as early as age 8 especially in females. So when ministering to middle schoolers, we
Our Youth ministry is taking the lead in running themselves online with Bible studies - they chose a series in Genesis along with them celebrating birthdays and other important events online and playing games too! Also, they've been a vital source of support for us in our online Sunday worship services by preparing/playing/recording online praise & worship songs. They've been an incredible source of blessing! - Jonathan Bernard (Greenhills Christian
Click here for the application information. What to expect if accepted to the Young Leaders Collective Retreat? This retreat provides motivational and practical teaching and skill development to strengthen the inner and outer life of a young Christian leader that can be applied to a full-time ministry context or in business, the marketplace, the arts or the social entrepreneurial world. We have partnered with Youth Unlimited’s LAUNCH program
Our VBS camp this August brought in a lot of new faces to our youth group, as new volunteer leaders from the local high-school and current youth group members were brought much closer as a tight-nit group. The new members transitioned into our weekly youth group seamlessly. Now we have a larger group with a strong drive and motivation to be at church as much as possible. Every member attends our
Last Saturday, CBOQ Kids welcomed almost 150 people to the Raptors 905 Faith/Family game. Not only did they witness a Raptors 905 victory (along with some highlights), they also heard from Derek Cooke Jr and Rodney Pryor. After the game, everyone under the age of 13 was given the opportunity to get a player's autograph and take 1 shot on court. Afterwards, we gathered in section 2 for our post-game
At Assembly last June, was the announcement of a motion to be presented for consideration at Assembly 2018. Assembly followed the Imaginative Hope, which included the recommendation by the Next Generation Ministries - CBOQ of the addition of a young - adult delegate. The motion is to allow a church to send a third delegate who is age 18-25 years. So what happens from here? If you haven't read