Children and teenagers are not just the future – they are the present. And the good news of Jesus is for them right now.
Therefore we place a high premium on teaching all ages about Jesus from the Bible. We want them all to know and love him, to be disciples of him and so to spread the good news about him.
We have a mix of services where we are all-together and where we divide by age groups. We divide groups up, as schools do, to primary school aged kid’s church (0-11) and secondary education aged youth groups (11-18). Here you’ll find information for what happens in Youth groups. All groups are run by trained members of our congregation, and all have DBS clearance and training.
If you’re taking big exams, i.e. years 10-13 we meet at 5 pm before the evening service for snacks, a short talk and discussion. Then there’s a chance to ask any question about anything and afterwards to join the evening 6.30pm service together.
If you’re younger than that, in years 7-9, on the 1st, 3rd (& 5th) Sunday each month the Impact group meets; while the older folk are being taught from the sermon and songs, we move into smaller groups to do the same. We follow the same sermon series throughout the church, and so often tackle big issues at a young age, using a combination of our own material and from elsewhere. Do get in touch if you’d like a copy of what we do.
The 2nd service of the month is an all-together service and the 4th Sunday in every month is a more informal all-age service, where we all learn together. All secondary school aged children are very welcome to serve at our annual, excellent Holiday Club. Then in the summer we all head to a camp or two. Please do speak to Paul Sutton or Ruth Clarke about anything as we’d love to help you and your family grow in your knowledge and love of Jesus
On 1st and 3rd (and 5th) Sunday mornings of the month, at the 10:30 service, we head upstairs to the Larkbeare Room to spend time learning together through games activities and a talk.
Thursday nights, 7pm at the Church Centre during term time we have snacks, games, chat and hear a talk from the Bible. Then there’s a chance to ask any question about anything. We finish at 8.30pm sharp.
On Sundays at 5.00pm in the church centre.