renegotiating faith

7 10, 2019

Youth Pastors Retreat 2019

By |2019-08-19T22:18:20-04:00October 7th, 2019|, |0 Comments

Calling all CBOQ youth pastors and leaders to join together for three days of fellowship, networking and learning at Camp Kwasind. This year, we're focusing on Renegotiating Faith with one of the key authors, Rick Hiemstra (Evangelical Fellowship of Canada). Together, we'll delve deep into this research, discern how it impacts our local churches and across our region, and formulate some action steps out of this. Mike Janzen will lead

3 06, 2019

Transition 101 2019 – review

By |2019-06-03T23:12:18-04:00June 3rd, 2019|event recap|0 Comments

Last Saturday, we had high school grads, upper year students and campus staff from 18 schools across Ontario at Wycliffe College. Our goal: to connect the class of 2019 to future "older siblings" going to the same campus in September. Grads had an opportunity to connect personally with those upper year students. They asked questions, gained the inside 411 about their specific campus. Parents had their own track to better

26 11, 2018

Renegotiating Faith (part 3)

By |2018-11-23T20:02:01-04:00November 26th, 2018|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

This is part 3 of 3 in a reflection series on Renegotiating Faith. (See Part 1 and Part 2.) -------------- The Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO), the Fear of Not Being Amazing (FNBA), and the Fear Of Passionless Monotony (FOPM) press in on young adults ever more as they approach age 30, which, for many, marks the limit of emerging adulthood and a forced entry into adulthood. (p.12-13) Many Millennials

15 10, 2018

Renegotiating Faith (part 2)

By |2018-10-12T14:46:08-04:00October 15th, 2018|Alvin Lau, youth ministry thoughts|0 Comments

We continue looking at some observations Renegotiating Faith highlighted its report. (Click here for Part One.) Young adults who went straight into postsecondary studies fared worse on all our measures of religious persistence than those who had taken a gap year. (p.11) I (Alvin) remember that in high school the big push was to graduate and go straight on to university. A gap year was seen as a form of