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With the pandemic we currently find ourselves in our youth work looks different at the moment, continue scrolling to see what we are up to whilst we are unable to meet face to face.

 

Barton Youth Team, despite not being able to meet face to face, are still passionate about helping young people grow an authentic faith, to live boldly and be part of a contagious community.

Authentic Faith

Young people who have a genuine relationship with Jesus, who accept God’s authority/influence over their lives, and who take ownership for their own faith.

Bold Living

Young people making choices which are undeniably in obedience to God, risking popularity, rejection and comfort by living a life of outrageous joy, love, peace, generosity and hope.

Contagious Community

A community of young people centred on the love of Jesus, being attractive to those who encounter it because of the shared sense of belonging and desire to deepen relationships.

Sunday Youth

Every Sunday, live on our YouTube Channel at 10.30am one of the the Youth Team will be hosting Youth Live! This is an amazing opportunity to connect with other youth and youth leaders and explore all kinds of themes and topics from the Bible.

The beauty of Youth Live is you can watch from your bed, sofa, garden, or toilet! It runs until 11am and then straight after, for those that want to explore the talk further, we have a Zoom Hangout which young people and youth leaders can join in on.

At 5pm, for those that are in our Faversham Youth group, we have a Zoom Hangout to catch up with each other and again explore the talk further.

Midweek Youth

We believe that seeing faces is important, even if it is over a video call. And because of that, there is plenty going on during the week for young people to get involved with.

Mondays: From 4pm, girls in Year 9+ have the opportunity to hangout with girls alike in our weekly girls group. 

Tuesdays: From 7pm, we have Online Hangouts happening. These are small communities of young people that meet weekly to catch up, laugh, and study the bible together. 

Wednesdays: From 7pm, we join in with Hope Faversham Youth. Hope Faversham Youth is a youth group that is made up of youth from a variety of churches in Faversham.

Thursday: From 12pm, we have Thursday Boost. This is a time for any young person to jump into a Zoom call and get a midweek boost from one of their friends as Thursday Boost is hosted by a youth leader but the devotion is led by young people.

Friday: From 7pm, we again have Online Hangouts happening which are led in the same way as the Tuesday Online Hangouts.

Once a month on the Friday we have an All Youth Online Hangout and attempt a variety of different things. This is a great time to invite friends that are not used to youth groups or church stuff.

Care

We know that this season we find ourselves in brings up all kinds of different emotions, feelings and questions, and the youth leaders at Barton want to make sure that during this time the young people God has entrusted us with are cared for as well as possible. Young people always have the opportunity to meet with a youth leader, be part of a smaller community and be welcomed, included and loved.

 

If you or your young person wants to get involved with what is happening at Barton Church then we would love to connect with you! Our youth worker Ross would love to hear from you. Please email him at ross@bartonchurch.org.uk