1 05, 2019

Book review: Reimagining Young Adult Ministry

By |2019-05-01T21:54:22-04:00May 1st, 2019|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

For the last couple of decades, the church has been asking: How do we minister to young adults? Many people have ideas, but few are sustainable. Scott Pontier and Mark DeVries offers some insights in their book Reimagining Young Adult Ministry. (https://www.amazon.ca/Reimagining-Young-Adult-Ministry-Guidebook/dp/0998806404) Pontier and DeVries guide a conversation focused on what young adults are looking for and how the church can meet them where they are. The authors draw on

7 05, 2018

Young Adult Exchanges

By |2018-05-03T14:33:22-04:00May 7th, 2018|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Youth ministries are environments where students can mature in their faith. Some students are ready for the next step, but our youth ministry may not have the opportunities they need. Happily, we’re part of God’s greater kingdom and he has more opportunities than we could imagine. A few years ago, CBOQ established an exchange with our friends at CBAC. The intent is to send groups of young adults to the

9 04, 2018

BYLAW AMENDMENT – Addition of Young Adult Delegates

By |2018-04-06T23:47:03-04:00April 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

29 01, 2018

Young Adult Transition Research

By |2018-01-29T00:07:55-05:00January 29th, 2018|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Back in 2011, the Hemorrhaging Faith study found that, for Christian youth adults, major life transitions were often transitions out of the church and faith. A major new study is being conducted looking at the transition of Christian young adults from high school to the next phase in life and how churches and ministries can help young adults maintain their connections to church and faith. The last data collection phase

2 11, 2015

Best Practices: Intergenerational Interactions

By |2016-10-31T13:57:15-04:00November 2nd, 2015|best practices|0 Comments

One of the leading trends in youth and family ministries is the notion of intergenerational experiences, which happen when the church encourages ministry, service and worship between generations. Research has demonstrated that these kinds of interactions strengthen faith formation for children and youth. Young people learn from trusted adults. In many ways, the Sharing Life concept is an underlying current for intergenerational friendships, which we invite you to consider in

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