Our youth worker, Libby, and a team of parents coordinate youth work at the chapel and in the local area. Our youth work is roughly divided into three areas: Sunday mornings, schools work, and events. On Sunday mornings, the 11+s meet once or twice a month during the service for fellowship and discipleship using the ‘Lumen’ Youth for Christ resource. The other Sundays, they can join the Kids for Christ 7-11’s group (which runs every week) or stay in the service where they are discipled to explore their vocation to various ministries in the Chapel. We have an early years Sunday school facility for our under 7’s each week. The 0-11’s groups use the Scripture Union Bible based age appropriate Sunday school teachings.
In partnership with a number of local churches, we visit schools and help with their Bible clubs. We primarily support the Bible Club at Silchester Primary as it’s our closest school, and Libby also heads up Burghfield and Area School Pastors who visit The Willink on a weekly basis. On occasion, we also visit other primary and secondary schools in our area as invited, most of which tends to be with Y6 students. We are always looking for opportunities to support other pre-existing schools work, so email Libby if you know of openings elsewhere.
We have a range of events throughout the year, including our Holiday Bible Club (in the summer holidays), Y6+7 campfire, Light Party, Bonfire Night, Christmas Crafts, Nativity Service, and joint worship events with Tadley Youth Church, St. Luke’s Pamber Heath and Christian Outreach in Newbury Schools. We are also exploring starting a Youth Alpha programme and special events throughout the year.
Get in touch with us – we’re always looking for more opportunities to share God’s love with the world around in a practical way.
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All those who lead our children’s and young people’s work have been DBS checked and have had the safeguarding training. All safeguarding policies and procedures are updated and in place.