Youth Ministry

Youth Head Logo Picture

Our Youth minister, Yener and Youth Intern, Cat, run a variety of activities for young people at Church on the Heath.

Information about activities for under 11′s can be found on our Children’s page.

 

 Sunday

Roots logo Roots – Youth Group:

Sunday mornings throughout the academic year for those in school years 7-12 (aged 11+). Lots of fun and a chance to learn more about God.

During the morning service at the indicated time (around 10:15am), the young people are led upstairs to the Youth Room for a session involving a variety of activities. These include a chance to get to know others through quick-fire icebreakers, a variety of games, a time for worship and prayer, and a short talk about a relevant topic focusing on a small bible passage.

Previous topics have included: Double life, Being a good influence, and Actions speak louder.

A variety of refreshments are also provided – apple and orange juice, brioche, and a selection of other snacks for those with food allergies or intolerances.

During all-age services (normally on the 1st Sunday of each month), we stay in the morning service to worship together.

Those aged 15+ are welcome to arrive at 9:30am to help set up and lead Roots which provides a new way to engage with the youth group. Tasks can include preparing the refreshments, organising the youth room, and readying an activity for the session each week.

 

Church of Rock:

The Youth Band meets every other Sunday afternoon (normally 3pm – 4:30pm) in term time.

Led by Jason & Yener

 

 

Tuesday

Youth Cafe logo new calendar n timeYouth Cafe:

An after-school café in the church in term time for Year 7+.

Free donut and hot chocolate, plus Tuck Shop that sells sweets that Morrison’s doesn’t have.

Come along and join in the activities or just chill.

Located at the Church on the Heath; hosted by COTHY Ministry.

 

Wednesday


Vibe logo new calendar n timeVIBE - Evening Youth Group:

VIBE  happens every Wednesday evening during term time between 6pm-7pm for Year 7+. Free entry! Refreshments provided, plus Tuck Shop that sells sweets that Morrison’s doesn’t have!

 

We take over the whole church building for one hour:

  • 45 mins of games + activities
  • 10 mins craft or skill session
  • 5 mins God Spot

Located at the Church on the Heath; hosted by COTHY Ministry

 

VIBE Leaders:

Older youth (years 9-13, aged 15+) can volunteer to help lead VIBE. These meet earlier at 5:30 to set up. At the end of the evening (from 7pm to 8pm) there is informal time – make use of the youth facilities; Prepare for Duke of Edinburgh Awards; or just chill out.

 

Thursday


Rooted logorootED:

Do you have deep Questions?

Do you want to have fun?

Do you like Pizza?

Are you year 7+?

 

Come and chew the fat with us as we explore what it means to know God personally:

  • 20 mins – Pizza, Drinks & Chat
  • 40 mins – Going Deeper, plus Q&A time
  • 30 mins – Games & Activities

Join “rootED”, our Young Christian Discipleship Group for Year 7+

Hosted by COTHY Ministry.

 

 

 

Other activities and events

Social Events:

We try to do something socially every few months for young people to bring friends along to. Previous activities include film nights, donutting, ice skating and Quizzes.

Click here for the latest programme.

Also keep an eye on the calendar for upcoming events – this is updated regularly and will take into account last minute changes and cancellations.

 

Informal chats:

Need a chat about faith, life, school or something else? We love meeting up in coffee shops, eating cake and listening to what’s going on in your life. We’re quite friendly, honest! Speak to us at one of the youth groups to arrange a time.

 

Soul Survivor 2018Soul Survivor:

Soul Survivor summer conferences are for any young people (aged 12-18) and they reflect our two great passions: to go deeper in our relationship with God and to have fun! 2019 is the last year that Soul Survivor is running, so it will both be an exciting time and the last chance to experience this event.

 

COTHY have just been to Week B of Soul Survivor (18th to 22nd Aug)!

This was a very successful and enjoyable trip with the young people engaging with God and each other. We are planning on opening a booking for Soul Survivor 2019 very soon, and will post all the information here as soon as it’s up.

 


faccts_logoFACCTS:

There are 4 fantastic schools workers in our town, who work for Fleet and Crookham Churches Together in Schools. They regularly take assemblies; and help with RE lessons, Christian Unions, school trips and other events. If you see them hanging around your school in their FACCTS polo shirts do say “hello!” More information about FACCTS is available on their Facebook page.

If you’re at Calthorpe Park secondary school, come along to CU:

  • Lunch Club – Wednesday Lunchtimes, 12.40 to 1:15 – fun activities; refreshments (packet of crisps, chocolate bar and drink); and a 5 to 10 minute “God Spot”
  • Youth Alpha – Thursday Lunchtimes, 12.40 to 1:15 – come along and have interesting conversations about everything including faith with each other. Find out & explore more about what Christians actually believe.