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27 05, 2022

Building Jr Highs Towards an Overnight Retreat

By |2022-05-27T08:35:14-04:00May 27th, 2022|guest post|0 Comments

This post was authored by Phil Pharoah, Youth Pastor at Uxbridge Baptist Church. Hey fellow Youth workers! My name is Phil, and I am the Youth Pastor of Uxbridge Baptist Church in … you guessed it Uxbridge, Ontario! It truly is one of the greatest things in the world, to come alongside the next generation and help them to discover who God made them to be. In youth ministry we

18 05, 2020

Middle School Discord

By |2020-05-13T22:06:14-04:00May 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This pandemic has highlighted the discord that often exists for middle school students (around ages 11-13). There’s a pull between their developmental stage and what’s accessible to them.  On the one hand, developmentally, they are likely in the throws of puberty. They can be at different stages but for the most part they’re all in the midst of hormonal chaos. It’s been documented that the onset of puberty starts earlier than in previous generations, in some cases as early as age 8 especially in females.   So when ministering to middle schoolers, we

20 01, 2014

review: Avalanche 2014

By |2016-10-31T13:57:23-04:00January 20th, 2014|Alvin Lau, event recap|0 Comments

For 40 hours, 489 students and their leaders descended upon Muskoka Woods. At times, there was calm. At times, it felt like chaos. Even the weather got into the action with staying mostly clear on Saturday then white-out conditions on Sunday. What intrigued me with this retreat was, in spite of many glitches (from administrative miscues to property issues to a lost student who was found very quickly to our

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