14 05, 2018

Slingshot Exchange review: One Conference 2018

By |2018-05-14T22:21:46-04:00May 14th, 2018|Alvin Lau, event recap|0 Comments

CBOQ and the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada participate in an exchange of young adult teams, learning from each other and celebrating God's work in our regions. This past weekend, Kylie Hurlburt, Meaghan Graham and Mike Andress with Alvin represented CBOQ at CBAC's new multi-denominational adventure "One Conference" in Moncton, NB. The intention of this exchange is to discover the answer to two questions: what is God uniquely doing in

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

23 04, 2018

Different Degrees of Compassion Experiences

By |2018-04-20T23:33:24-04:00April 23rd, 2018|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Compassion means “with suffering” and it reminds us to walk alongside others in their moments. The language of “walking alongside” has impacted the way we do missions--we’re thinking more broadly and of longer-term impact. In the last few years, we've moved from the language of "short term mission trips" to "compassion experiences." For many youth ministries, their venture into compassion experiences is, for the youth and many leaders, a first-time

29 05, 2017

Springforth 2017 – review

By |2017-05-29T11:23:28-04:00May 29th, 2017|event recap|0 Comments

I recently returned from an opportunity to serve with our brothers and sisters in the CBAC (Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada). Along with my fellow CBOQ team, Chantelle Garvin and Gordon Nichols, we served at their annual Youth Conference, Springforth in Moncton, NB. This conference brings students from across Atlantic Canada to two sites. High School students meet at Crandall University, while Middle School students meet at Moncton Wesleyan Church.

21 11, 2016

A National Voice

By |2016-11-21T13:54:26-05:00November 21st, 2016|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Last week, our Canadian Baptist Youth and Family team met together. This semi-annual gathering allows us to pray and discuss what opportunities might be available for us nationally. CB Youth & Family team exists to advocate for and make possible national and global synergies in the areas of youth, family and young adult ministry. In order to achieve this, there are four objectives: Make possible both national and global youth and

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