Partnering with parents and carers in making disciples of Jesus.
That’s the vision for youth work at SSSW! As a team of leaders, we aim to do this by:
- supporting parents, who are the primary disciple-makers
- teaching Jesus from the Bible
- praying for the young people
- modelling Christian living as we meet together
Pathfinders (Year 6 to Year 9)
Thursday: On Thursday evenings at St Stephen’s, from 6.00-7.00pm, we meet for a fun evening including a short Bible study or talk.
Sunday: We come to the 10am service together. Most weeks we have our own group where we look at the Bible together, but once a month we listen carefully to the Bible being taught in the church service, then for the last 10 minutes or so of the service we head next door to chat about what we have learned and any questions we have.
Cross Section (Year 10 to Year 13)
Sunday: We meet at 4:30pm at St Stephen’s, and finish at 5:45pm. That gives us time to walk to St Wulstan’s to go to the 6pm service together. We usually have toasties, Bible study and games. We also look at topical issues once or twice per half term.
Weekend Away: We have an annual weekend away in October for both Pathfinders and Cross Section.
Summer Camps: These are a great time when we can go on holiday, meet young people from all over the country, do exciting new activities and learn more about Jesus and what it means to follow him.
We currently go to two summer camps run by CPAS Ventures: Quinta (for 11-14s) and Foremarke 2 (for 14-18s).
If you would like to know more about our youth work, please contact Tom Bryant.