YOUTH

A PLACE YOUNG PEOPLE BELONG, HAVE FUN AND THRIVE

theTHURSDAY

6:00PM - 7:30PM
CHRIST CHURCH TURNHAM GREEN

If you are aged between 9-11 years old, this is your group!

Come and hang-out, bring your friends and meet new ones, Thursday evenings (in term-time) between 6-7:30pm. We enjoy playing games, table tennis, bee-keeping in the summer, and playing in the soft play! Contact Zoe for more information.

theFRIDAY

6:30 - 8:30PM
CHRIST CHURCH TURNHAM GREEN

We have a fun, chilled, welcoming youth group for those aged between 11-18. We meet each Friday in term time at Christ Church Turnham Green, 6:30 - 8:30pm.

Over the last year we've made tie-dye masks, games in the dark, murder mysteries, made slime, hosted 'Come Dine With Me' evenings and much more… We then split into PODs (pockets of disciples) to grow in faith and community in small groups.

Keep up with what’s going on and follow our Instagram @theyouthw4

theSUNDAY

10:30AM AT ST ALBAN'S
5PM AT CHRIST CHURCH TURNHAM GREEN

We gather on a Sunday to have intentional time to be with God and receive from him. We meet at St. Alban’s at 10:30am - this service has youth provision for ages 11-15.

We also have the 5:15pm at Christ Church Turnham Green, where we meet for to discuss big questions, bible study and hang out together before the 6:00pm service.

Once a month we provide a Sunday Social for those in Years 6+7. This is a key way to help faith grow in that all important growing up age. Contact Zoe to hear more about the socials.

LIFT

AN EPIC NIGHT OF LIVE MUSIC AND FREE HOT DOGS!

Perfect for young people aged 11-16.

LIFT happens once a term at St. Alban's Church. There’s amazing music, new friends to make, free hot dogs, indoor football cage, fun inflatable obstacle course, inspiring testimonies and opportunity to respond to the gospel, all in a safe, epic venue!

The next LIFT is: TBC

MINSTER

REACHING YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS LONDON AND SUPPORTING CHURCHES

Youth Minsters are an initiative from the London Diocese to reach more young people and support youth ministry in other churches.

Our aim is that you would feel part of the Youth Minster. We do not exist for ourselves, but for the whole area. A phrase we've found helpful in describing who we are and what we're about is: "We are a collective passionate about youth encountering Jesus, impacting West London, seeing young lives transformed."

If that resonates with you, you are part of the collective! And we will signpost more ways we can feel like we're heading towards that big vision together.

CONTACT THE TEAM

We have a great Youth Team at Christ Church W4.

Do get in touch if you want to find our more.

RESOURCES

EQUIPPING THE LOCAL CHURCH WITH QUALITY YOUTH WORK RESOURCES 

CONFIRMED

We have made a confirmation course called Confirmed.

 

The course prepares young people for confirmation and long term discipleship by encouraging engagement with Christian spiritual disciplines - the young people collect corresponding badges along the way, which has proved quite fun. 

 

Confirmed can also be used as a youth group discipleship series or is great staple for confirmation classes.

SESSION PLANS

We have uploaded 4 fully planned youth sessions, top tips, articles and ideas available for you to download and try out in your church setting.

We also recommend checking out Urban Saints Energize curriculum. It has tonnes of youth series ideas pre-planned for you, but it also lets you tweak the content and build your own session using their bank of games, activities and bible studies.

 

Youth For Christ also have a brilliant range of resources, curriculum and content available. Do check it out and see what’s a good fit for you.

SIMPLE IDEAS

Download your free Capital Youth + Dave Walker cartoon booklet ‘Young People in the Church’!

1. Greet young people when they arrive

2. Give young people visibility in church

3. Make sure there is a sofa/safe space for them

4. Offer a drink option young people will like

5. Give 'youth relevant' examples when preaching/leading

6. Speak to young people after the service. Remember names and details so you don't have the same conversation over and over again

7. Informal mentoring