Partnering with parents in making and maturing young people as disciples of Jesus Christ.
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 6.00-7.30pm, we meet for a fun evening including a short Bible study or talk.
Sunday: We come to the 10am service together and listen carefully to the Bible being taught. 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)
Thursday: After school, from 4:30-5:30pm, we eat cereal and chat, then at 5:00pm start our Bible study. This academic year we have been studying Mark.
Sunday: Like Club 114, we also come to the 4pm service together to listen to the Bible being taught together with our church family. Then, after the 4pm service, we meet upstairs from 5.30-7.00pm at St Stephen’s for toasties, Bible study and games. We look at the same passage as we’ve been taught from in church, trying to apply it in practical ways. We also look at topical issues once or twice per half term.
Weekend Away: We have an annual weekend away in October for both Club 114 and Cross Section. This year the date was 11-13th October 2019.
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.