We believe that our children and young people are not just the church of tomorrow, they are a vital part of the church of today. We aim to help all children and young people, whatever age, to develop in their spiritual lives and grow into a close relationship with the Lord. We pray for them all to become fully devoted followers of Christ knowing how to share his love through words and actions amongst their peers.
We love having families worship with us and really do not mind the gentle noise of worshipping children.
(Year 7 to Year 9)
At Youth Church we meet for friendship and to grow in our love and relationship with Jesus and offer support and encouragement to each other in our Christian faith. We have a mixture of discussion about a passage from the Bible and activities to encourage each other on our walk with Jesus. We also have some social events during the year.
(Year 10 to Year 13)
Youth Plus aims to nurture and inspire Christian faith in our young people. We aim to do this by providing a safe environment in which members can comfortably explore their faith. The young people often suggest the topic to be discussed and look to the Bible to help them understand the Christian viewpoint. This group also provides a chance to develop friendships and enjoy food together - usually a Macdonalds meal!!
The Practical Bits
At Oakleigh Community Church we want to offer children and young people a great time on Sunday mornings. We hope that we will help every child or young person to grow in a relationship with Jesus and to have good friends of all ages. We use small groups where the leaders and children can develop trust and openness – and have fun together!
We also aim to involve children and young people fully in the life and ministry of the church, recognising that we all learn from each other. In all our groups we welcome and include children with special needs.
All the children and young people start in the main service for a time of worship together as a church family.
We then pray for the groups before the children and young people leave to join join their groups.
Parents of new children will need to go with their child at the start of their first session to complete a registration form and meet the leader of the group.
All our leaders and helpers have been DBS checked by the Diocese of London and completed the necessary safeguarding training. Our leaders for each session will also be wearing either a red Mini-Church t-shirt, a blue Kids Church t-shirt or a green Youth Church t-shirt. Youth Plus leaders will have a lanyard on.
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