8 04, 2021

Connecting your high school grads

By |2021-04-08T20:34:43-04:00April 8th, 2021|Pastor Tips|0 Comments

tip: Find out where your high school grads are going, and connect the ones heading to university with a campus group at t101.ca. If you have high school graduates this spring, encouraging in their next step is vital. For those going to university this September especially if it's away from home, your influence in helping them make that connection to a new faith community is crucial. The Renegotiating Faith report

15 10, 2020

Oct 2020 Tip 2

By |2020-10-15T16:11:06-04:00October 15th, 2020|Pastor Tips|0 Comments

“Identify your high school grads and their plans.”  High school graduation is an exciting time in a person’s life. It’s the closure of one chapter and the anticipation of the next one to come.  As the pastor, acknowledging this rite of passage is crucial. At least know who’s graduating this year in your church. You may not be able to connect with them regularly, but at least knowing who they are is a great start.   What specific

27 09, 2020

Coaching the Class of 2021

By |2020-09-24T13:16:27-04:00September 27th, 2020|Alvin Lau, youth ministry thoughts|0 Comments

Although most high school students are getting into some kind of back-to-school rhythm, their year will be unlike any other. And think about how different it will be for those who are graduating in 2021! It’s just as vital as ever for us to come alongside them as they navigate their move from high school to whatever post-secondary chapter they choose. Our grad mentoring kit is still available as a

15 06, 2020

With Your Grads … From Your Church

By |2020-06-11T21:51:04-04:00June 15th, 2020|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

For the class of 2020, this will be a transition unlike others in recent history.  No prom. The graduation ceremony won’t be until the fall. These students won’t have the chance to say goodbye as a group.  The move towards post-secondary life will be just as different for them, although for those taking a gap year or working, the shift may not be as drastic. (Students taking a gap year may find our Gap Year Template helpful.)  Life will continue to be different than usual for those going

30 09, 2018

Preparing Your Grads

By |2018-09-27T22:37:39-04:00September 30th, 2018|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

One month has already passed in this school year. Your high school grads are only nine months away from graduation. How are you supporting them in their transition to emerging adulthood? Renegotiating Faith highlighted that home church youth groups and mentors are key in the successful shift into emerging adulthood. Here is one way for you to help your grads. On June 1, 2019, we along with Power 2 Change,

28 04, 2017

Supporting the Class of 2017

By |2017-04-28T10:50:50-04:00April 28th, 2017|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Do you remember what finishing grade 12 (or grade 13 or OAC depending on your year of graduation) was like? For many, it’s a mixture of excitement, stress, relief, and anxiety. For some, the shift to post-secondary life means Jesus takes a back seat. So how do we help students sustain their faith in this transition? Here are some ways you can support your grade 12 grads (some of these

19 05, 2016

Grad Transitions

By |2016-05-19T23:21:31-04:00May 19th, 2016|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

“Only a few weeks left.” Your grade 12 grads are anticipating the end of their high school career. They’re also figuring out what the next chapter of their lives looks like whether they’re going to university or college, or pursuing jobs. How do you help them with this transition? Here are some ways your church can be a support for this crucial life-stage change. Have someone walk with the students

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