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

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

7 03, 2020

Post-Secondary Considerations

By |2020-03-07T14:41:06-05:00March 7th, 2020|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Do you have students about to graduate high school this June? What are their next steps? Here are some considerations and options in helping them make their next move. If they’re heading to school in another city, plan a visit to their prospective campus. If you as the youth leader can’t accompany them, encourage the students to visit campus with their parents/guardians. If you have students heading to Ontario universities

1 06, 2019

Transition 101 2019

By |2018-07-28T10:46:45-04:00June 1st, 2019||0 Comments

Transition 101 is a collaborative event for high school grads hosted by Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship,  Power to Change, Ambassadors for Christ, the Navigators and the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec. We believe it is vital to connect graduating high school students going to college or university with a local faith community, both on campus and in a church. The purpose of Transition 101 is to facilitate those connections, not for any particular group,

7 03, 2019

Helping Grads Prepare

By |2019-03-07T22:08:19-05:00March 7th, 2019|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

There are about 15 weeks left in the school year and for some of your students these are the final weeks of their high school career. So how are they preparing for that post-high school transition? Hopefully by now, you’ve started conversations with those soon-to-be grads. If you have we would love you to share your insights on those conversations are at facebook.com/transition101. If you haven’t initiated conversations, consider using

17 09, 2018

Renegotiating Faith (part 1)

By |2018-09-13T21:29:34-04:00September 17th, 2018|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Last July, a new report called Renegotiating Faith (RF) was launched from a research partnership between Power 2 Change, InterVarsity, Youth for Christ, Truth Matters Ministries, and The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. Renegotiating Faith looks at the transition from high school to the next stage in life for Canadians age 18 to 28 who had a Christian religious affiliation as a teen and who attended religious services at least monthly

5 06, 2017

Transition 101 2017 – review

By |2017-06-05T22:57:07-04:00June 5th, 2017|Alvin Lau, event recap|0 Comments

Many high school graduates just sent in their letters of acceptance. Last Saturday, a number of them gathered to meet some soon-to-be-friends at Transition 101. This second annual event, co-hosted with Ambassadors for Christ, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Power 2 Change - Students and Navigators, helped set the trajectory for 60 soon-to-be-frosh (3x the number of grads we had last year). They had a chance to learn about their campuses with

28 05, 2016

Transition 101

By |2016-04-08T00:41:56-04:00May 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Transition 101 is a collaborative event for high school grads on Saturday May 28, 2016 hosted by Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship,  Power to Change, Ambassadors for Christ and the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec. We believe it is vital to connect graduating high school students going to college or university with a local faith community, both on campus and in a church. The purpose of Transition 101 is to facilitate

23 11, 2015

Grad Transitions

By |2016-10-31T13:57:14-04:00November 23rd, 2015|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

For a lot of grade 12 students, this month begins the turning of the page towards the next chapter in their lives. Many are submitting their applications for admission to colleges and universities. They’re anticipating their high school graduation  and whatever adventures they’ll be  stepping into in September. What can you as a faith community do to support them in this transition? Here are some suggestions.   A Grad Mentor

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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