16 10, 2021

A Youth Leader go to a Children’s Ministry Conference?

By |2021-10-16T20:09:27-04:00October 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

12 02, 2021

February 2021: Pastor Tip 1

By |2021-02-12T21:57:00-05:00February 12th, 2021|Pastor Tips|0 Comments

Tip 1: Register for Today's Teens  Today’s Teens Conference is the largest and currently the longest-running youth ministry training conference in Ontario. This year it will be presented entirely online and FOR FREE! The lineup includes plenary speakers like Finu Iype, Chris Chase, Lisa Pak and Brett Ullman. You’ll also get access to over 20+ breakout sessions and bonus materials. Even if you can’t make it to the entire event on Saturday, February 20, you can access everything afterwards on demand. 

18 03, 2020

Prayer Conference Calls

By |2020-03-19T10:50:25-04:00March 18th, 2020|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

While youth ministries are adjusting to the temporary reality influenced by COVID-19, we are gathering to pray (virtually) on Mondays at 7:00 pm, Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and Fridays at 10:30 am until April 9, 2020. To join, dial in with a number listed at https://www.fongo.com/conference-calling/. Use our CBOQ Youth office # as the pin: 4166202946. Feel free to invite any youth leader, children's ministry leader, next generation leader (or

24 02, 2019

Today’s Teens Conference 2019 – review

By |2019-02-24T00:45:55-05:00February 24th, 2019|Alvin Lau, event recap|0 Comments

The 36th Today's Teens Conference continued to inspire and equip over 1200 youth workers and student leaders. This year featured Sunder Krishnan and Iona Snair challenging youth workers alongside Melinda Estabrooks and Shawn Naylor inspiring students. The Meeting House was filled with worship led by the C4 Worship Team. Alongside a number of Canadian breakout speakers from across our nation, this year featured the first awarding of the John Wilkinson

28 01, 2016

Developing Your Volunteers

By |2016-10-31T13:57:14-04:00January 28th, 2016|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Continuing education is vital for people in all walks of life, and this includes those involved in youth ministry. While paid staff are more intentionally encouraged to pursue professional development, it's also important to recognize the need for volunteers who give their time and energy for this call to also have opportunities for professional growth. Professional growth and development comes in various forms, such as conferences, workshops, podcasts, books, and

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