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Youth

Now that a roadmap to a more natural way of life has been shared with us all, and with all the excitement that comes with that, there is also a roadmap to in person youth work!

We will update this section at each step which will give you an insight to what the youth work will look like for those involved in Barton Church Youth.

The information below is what Barton Youth Work will look like up until the May half-term. 

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 and it runs until about 11.15am 

At 4pm, for those that are in our Faversham Youth group, we meet on the recreational ground to catch up on the week we have just had and then discuss the talk from Youth Live a little more. This is of course weather dependent!

Midweek Youth

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.

Tuesdays: From 7pm, we open our Zoom room up to any young person that wants to join us! We are currently exploring Spiritual Disciplines and this will be on Zoom (unless the session requires to get outside!).

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 and we generally meet at Faversham Baptist Church.

Friday: Each Friday we have an open youth group and we try an organise for stuff to be outside as much as possible. To keep up to date with what’s going by getting in contact with us.

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