The Autumn Term for our Youth Ministry commences with TNG Sunday on 9th September 2018 and runs until Sunday 16th December 2018.
Please refer to The Next Generation pages to find out more about our ministry groups and our disciple-making process, plus dates and details of events throughout the term.
Junior Youth Groups will be covering the following series:
- Bible 101 – Bringing Scripture to Life
To start the new ministry year, we’re equipping our junior youths to discover the truth and dependability of Scripture, and how reading it well can draw them closer to Jesus. This series will bring the Bible to life and help them discover why it’s real and trustworthy, and how God’s word has something for us when we read it.
- Look Around – Serving Jesus by Serving People
As our church journeys through a missional sermon series on bringing kingdom hope to the world, we will also be looking at God’s heart for people and the world. When we look closely at the world around us, we see countless opportunities to serve like Jesus served. Following Jesus means putting our faith into action. It also means having a Christ-like attitude toward the people around us, and recognising that we have the privilege and opportunity to point them toward Jesus as we serve them.
- Sex & Dating – Let’s Talk About Love & Stuff
Young people face so many confusing messages about relationships, and dealing with these feelings as adolescents is hard enough. So this series will look to Scripture to explore how they can experience freedom and hope for their relationships in the midst of confusion.
- Time Out! – Pausing to Grow With Jesus
As we prepare ourselves for the coming of the Saviour, we need to catch our breath and get recharged. Faced with hard decisions, a timeout allows us to process our choices well, deepening our friendship with our personal God.
Senior Youth Groups will be covering the following series:
- Apologetics – Holding To Truth
To start the new ministry year, we’re equipping our senior youths to hold on to biblical truth when bombarded with a host of worldviews, religions, and belief systems in this post-Christian and postmodern culture. Our faith isn’t built upon a series of theological facts to be believed or debated. It isn’t a series of wise teachings that we can follow or disregard, depending on our feelings each day. It’s a changed life, a renewed heart, a worldview built on the person and work of Jesus. Teenagers today must be adequately equipped with a clear, solid understanding of biblical truth and skills to explain and defend their beliefs. Jesus set the standard by interacting with people in love — an attitude we should choose to put on too.
- Reaching People on the Fringes – Caring For Those In Need
As our church journeys through a missional sermon series on bringing kingdom hope to the world, we will also be looking at God’s heart for those on the fringes. Young people’s lives are busy, with much of their activity centred on themselves. However, most want to make a positive difference in this world somehow. Being a follower of Jesus means caring about the people Jesus cares about.
- Jonah – Disobedience, Repentance, and Forgiveness
Following on from Youth Easter Camp (YEC18), we’ll be considering the different areas in life where there is the opportunity to obey or disobey God, and embrace God’s forgiveness through repenting of any sin in their lives. The life of Jonah points us towards the coming of Jesus.