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Closing the Gap on Social Distancing

By Sid Koop

Even in a time of social distancing, activities related to smartphones and digital media are linked to less happiness in youth. Sid Koop shares advice on how to close this gap and help our kids towards social, mental, and spiritual health.

Church, Don't Forget About Camp Ministry!

By William Dmytrow

This summer, we all face the uncertainty of what distancing measures will still be in place due to COVID-19. Camps are no different, and their important ministry to this generation of youth and young adults needs our continued support.

Mentorship Matters

By Sid Koop

Recent studies discovered that Christian mentorship is simply too important not to do. Here are some ways you can encourage mentorship for your kids and their friends.

4 Ways to Help our Kids Own Their Faith

By Sid Koop

How can we help our kids own their faith? And how can we stay the course when the road seems rocky? Sid Koop offers practical advice for parents of emerging adults.

How to Model a Faith Worth Keeping

By Sid Koop

Both the Renegotiating Faith and Hemorrhaging Faith studies found that what was modelled within the family unit had a profound effect on the faith formation of the next generation. Here are some key ways to model authentic faith for your kids.

How to Give Young People the Right Advice

By Kaitlyn Cey

Many would-be adult mentors find mentoring intimidating. Kaitlyn Cey offers a practical guide to giving young people advice as they find their faith and their footing.

3 Ways to Help Our Kids Into Adulthood

By Sid Koop

Will my kids ever reach adulthood? What can I do to help? Sid Koop tackles the questions parents ask with the help of recent Canadian research.

If you are a parent of a youth or young adult, this blog is for you. We know that the faith of this next generation of students is under fire, and we want to help you raise your kids to keep the faith. Here, you'll find insights on young adult faith formation from top Canadian research partnerships like Renegotiating Faith.

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Parent Story: Briercrest College Was the Right Choice for My Son

By William Dmytrow

Third-year ministry student Will and his mom, Marcy, have an honest conversation about Will’s last-minute decision to come to Briercrest and the results Marcy has seen in Will’s life since then.

Making Friends with Social Media

By Sid Koop

As social distancing continues, many families feel forced to live on social media in order to stay connected. Sid Koop discusses how families can build lasting digital discernment habits and why now is the right time to start.

Church, Don't Forget About Camp Ministry!

By William Dmytrow

This summer, we all face the uncertainty of what distancing measures will still be in place due to COVID-19. Camps are no different, and their important ministry to this generation of youth and young adults needs our continued support.

Closing the Gap on Social Distancing

By Sid Koop

Even in a time of social distancing, activities related to smartphones and digital media are linked to less happiness in youth. Sid Koop shares advice on how to close this gap and help our kids towards social, mental, and spiritual health.

How to Model a Faith Worth Keeping

By Sid Koop

Both the Renegotiating Faith and Hemorrhaging Faith studies found that what was modelled within the family unit had a profound effect on the faith formation of the next generation. Here are some key ways to model authentic faith for your kids.

Mentorship Matters

By Sid Koop

Recent studies discovered that Christian mentorship is simply too important not to do. Here are some ways you can encourage mentorship for your kids and their friends.

How to Give Young People the Right Advice

By Kaitlyn Cey

Many would-be adult mentors find mentoring intimidating. Kaitlyn Cey offers a practical guide to giving young people advice as they find their faith and their footing.


4 Ways to Help our Kids Own Their Faith

By Sid Koop

How can we help our kids own their faith? And how can we stay the course when the road seems rocky? Sid Koop offers practical advice for parents of emerging adults.

3 Ways to Help Our Kids Into Adulthood

By Sid Koop

Will my kids ever reach adulthood? What can I do to help? Sid Koop tackles the questions parents ask with the help of recent Canadian research.

Preparing Our Kids to Renegotiate Faith

By Sid Koop

How can we help our kids make their faith their own after high school? Hear from young adult researcher Sid Koop on our first Parent's Blog.

The entire culture of BCA is geared towards nurturing one's relationship with Jesus, as well as figuring out how to live as a follower of Christ in the world today. I'm incredibly thankful for the time that I was able to have as this school!
Rylan Wheaton (Caronport High School)