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Youth

As we carefully open our doors to physical youth we do so knowing that our youth work will expand and retract depending on what the government guidelines allow us to do.

As it stands at the moment we are allowed to meet physically in a Covid secure building, with up to 15 young people with social distancing. Thankfully we have a Covid secure building with various precautions in place to keep all involved safe.

Check below for more information. 

 

Barton Youth Team as always 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 11.15am 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 meet physically with each other! This could look like a walk around the some of the country side of Faversham or hanging out at the rec.

Midweek Youth

As it stands, all midweek youth groups will meet physically.

Our midweek youth is where we really focus on the contagious community aspect of our vision. We really hope that any young person that comes along to one of our groups feels welcomed, included and loved.

Mondays: From 3.30, girls in year 9+ have the opportunity to hangout with girls alike in our weekly girls group. This is a great opportunity for girls who want to know what faith can look like in the everyday.

Tuesdays: From 7.30pm, one of our two older youth bubbles meet! This is a great opportunity to catch up with friends and the youth leaders. All sorts of stuff goes on but at the moment we are playing it by ear each week.

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.

Friday: From 7.30pm, it’s the younger youth’s turn to hangout. Again, it runs similarly to older youth so another great way to catch up with friends and youth leaders with all sorts of stuff going on, but as said above, we are playing it by ear each week.

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