Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry


Why do you run the club?

Because we believe that it is important that people find out about God when they are young. We try to show that the message of the Bible is relevant today and that it changes lives. It has changed ours. We all need the help and encouragement that friends can give, to live better lives. Meeting with people of similar age can demonstrate what knowing God means in a way that words never can.

How old do you have to be?

Anyone of senior school age can attend (generally 11-18). New younger members can start coming in their last term of junior school.

What do you do?

A typical meeting :

7.30 Arrive

Split into teams (mixed ages) for an active game. The game could be indoor or outdoor depending on the weather and the time of year. All the games that we do are designed to give everybody a chance to have a go.

8.20 Game ends

Free time to 'mingle', soft drinks available (cans to buy, squash is free)

8.40 The "Meeting".

This will involve some of:

A short talk on a Bible based subject.
A chance to win some chocolate!
Testimonies from some of the other club members.

By testimonies we mean that someone will say something about the things that they have learned about God. It could be from the Bible, an answer to prayer or simply an explanation of how they came to be a Christian.

9.10 Quiz or similar type of less strenuous game.

9.30 End

Is there a membership fee?

No. You do not have to enrol. Just come along, we believe that you will want to stay.

How do I get there?

Please see our contact page for the location.

We meet in the smaller rear hall.

Do I have to come every week?

No. Come when you want to.

What days is it on?

Every Friday, including during the school holidays. We make a special announcement if we have to close any week (eg Christmas day or during our camp week)

How many people go?

In a normal meeting between 15 and 20 people.

Can I bring a friend with me?

You are welcome to bring friends, we encourage it. If it's your first time then we suggest that you try and keep yourself to 1 or 2 friends so that no one gets isolated.

Suppose I don't enjoy it?

If you don't enjoy it, don't come any more. You are under no obligation. However, if there is something in particular that you don't like then the leaders would like the chance to help you to enjoy yourself and sort it out for you.

I'm not a Church sort of a person. Does this matter?

Most of us did not consider ourselves "Church people" before we started coming to the club. It doesn't matter what you imagine you are, come along one week and see if you enjoy yourself.