What’s on for Youth in Term 2?

What’s on for Youth in Term 2?

With so many churches struggling to engage young people and with increasing pressure on young people to reject Christianity completely, it’s encouraging to be a part of our church where young people are both present and growing in their relationship with Jesus.

As the Youth Minister at our church, I love seeing our young people step up to serve, share their faith with their friends and seek to apply God’s word to every part of their lives.

It was a privilege to spend a whole weekend with some of our youth at Camp Crave in March this year. Much fun was had and big steps of faith were taken.

Here are a few things to be aware of heading into Term 2:

  • Parents! Check out Parents’ Blog and sign up for our email updates. It’s the best and most up-to-date way to keep in touch with what’s happening with youth at our church as well as parenting insights (access it via stjohnsdc.info).
  • Youth Unite. We’re hosting this excellent regional youth event for churches all throughout the northern suburbs. Keep the night of May 11 free.
  • Life Groups. We estimate we have around 35 youth engaging with our church on a regular basis. We would love all of them to be part of a life group where they can make friends, be mentored by adult Christians and study the bible together in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Sadly, only about half our youth are members of a Life Group. If you’re not in one (or your children aren’t) I encourage you to carve out the time each week to make it happen, do not hesitate to contact me if you need help getting involved.
  • Sunday@6 Dinners. At our Sunday@6 service we love to gather together for dinner, enjoying some quality food and socialising. Dinner is served at 5pm. Here are the term 2 dates: April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17.
  • Free Maths Tutoring. Runs from 3:30-5pm on the same dates that we host Sunday@6 dinners (see above).

As the Youth Minister, I see my role as helping youth, and their families, engage with Jesus. If I can help you or your family to start doing that, or to improve at doing that, please get in touch.

Kirk Mackenzie
kirk@stjohnsdc.org.au | 9438 1264