6 05, 2022

Pastor’s Tip: May 2022

By |2022-05-06T09:32:56-04:00May 6th, 2022|Pastor Tips|0 Comments

PASTOR’S TIP: As the school year finishes in a few weeks, talk with your children and youth ministry leaders about how to help those children/youth “graduating” from their programs to exit well, and to encourage them to begin planning for the next ministry year (if they haven’t already). Help those children/youth “graduate” from their ministry program brings closure to that chapter in their life. There are different ways a church can

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

25 09, 2017

Paying Attention to Transitions

By |2017-09-22T08:18:01-04:00September 25th, 2017|best practices, guest post|0 Comments

(Submitted by Blake Bentley, English Pastor at Pickering Community Baptist Church) I am a new pastor at my church and I’ve been here for two years now. When I came to my small church in Pickering, ON, there were almost no babies in the church, no nursery to speak of, no youth group, no Sunday School for high school youth and no leaders to look after these things. I came

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

30 10, 2014

Post-Secondary Transition Strategy

By |2016-10-31T13:57:17-04:00October 30th, 2014|Alvin Lau, youth ministry thoughts|0 Comments

As soon-to-be high school graduates are looking at options after June, it can become a daunting task. Some are excited; others are filled with anxiety. As youth leaders, helping them to navigate this time is crucial in their faith journey. While each individual's situation is unique, there are some common elements to consider. What kind of vocation is God calling that person towards? What kind of pathway is God directing

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