25 10, 2020

Stretching, Wider Steps

By |2020-10-23T16:38:10-04:00October 25th, 2020|Alvin Lau, youth ministry thoughts|0 Comments

Many youth continue to look for ways to make a difference with their life. As the church that is invested in the lives of these young people, we desire to see them deepen their faith and develop the gifts and skills God’s entrusted to them. We care about their faith development.  One key question is: what could be a next step for them? In what area do they need help to stretch and grow as disciples of Christ? There are many ways your church can help facilitate next steps. It could be partnering youth (individually

14 05, 2018

Slingshot Exchange review: One Conference 2018

By |2018-05-14T22:21:46-04:00May 14th, 2018|Alvin Lau, event recap|0 Comments

CBOQ and the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada participate in an exchange of young adult teams, learning from each other and celebrating God's work in our regions. This past weekend, Kylie Hurlburt, Meaghan Graham and Mike Andress with Alvin represented CBOQ at CBAC's new multi-denominational adventure "One Conference" in Moncton, NB. The intention of this exchange is to discover the answer to two questions: what is God uniquely doing in

26 09, 2016

Tying It All Together

By |2016-10-31T13:57:09-04:00September 26th, 2016|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

You likely have a group of students whom you’re trying to develop in their faith and leadership skills. They may even be involved in other ministries in your church or volunteering in the community. But how do they piece all those parts together? Here are some suggestions for helping that student make sense of all they’re experiencing. Do they have someone (or group of people) who they can bring all

11 05, 2015

Greater: Springforth-Slingshot 2015 review

By |2016-10-31T13:57:16-04:00May 11th, 2015|event recap, guest post|0 Comments

We know that God is greater, but how much greater? That's a question that many people wonder about God, but in the last few days I got a new appreciation for the true greatness of God. I just got back from Springforth - an evangelistic retreat hosted by the Youth and Family department of the CABC (Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches) in Moncton, New Brunswick. This event is held at 2 locations: the

19 09, 2014

Slingshot: a young adult's next step

By |2016-10-31T13:57:18-04:00September 19th, 2014|Alvin Lau, youth ministry thoughts|0 Comments

Over the years, we've coordinated what we called an event internship where youth and young adults came to serve at Avalanche and Blizzard while honing their ministry skills. Over the last 12 months, we've redesigned that program into what we call "Slingshot". We recognize that today's young adult isn't always able to commit to a program long-term (some don't even know what they're doing the next hour). We also recognize

12 05, 2014

Slingshot: Springforth 2014 recap

By |2016-10-31T13:57:19-04:00May 12th, 2014|event recap, guest post|0 Comments

This post was written by Tim Teakle, youth pastor at Uxbridge Baptist Church and was the team leader for our Slingshot students (Brittni Lewis and Elizabeth Nichols).   The goal of Springforth, an annual event organized by the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches, is a simple yet profound one: to invite students to take a leap with God…to “spring forth” into what He has in store for them and for

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