Image description YOUTH Sharing Christ with teens while having a lot of fun!

Food, Fun and the Bible

Each Friday night during the school term we meet from 7:30pm-9:30pm at the hall for a fun-filled night of games, supper, hanging out and learning from the Bible.

Youth Group

Our youth group purpose statement guides who we are as a group:

The youth ministry exists to proclaim Christ to teens and to help progress teens in Christ.

Our Friday night program, Sunday morning discipleship group (response group) and in general hanging out on Sundays and during the week, are aimed to meet these two goals. The youth leaders know that it is only by God’s activity that such outcomes can come about:

…neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.
1 Corinthians 3:7 (NIV)

Youth Group: Friday Night

We meet together every Friday night during school term, from 7:30pm-9:30pm at the church hall, where approximately 20 youth get along to any given night. Our regular program includes plenty of fun games and activities, delicious supper and a 10-20minute study of God’s word. In addition to these ‘regular’ Friday nights at youth, we have also enjoyed movie nights, Nerf gun wars, a progressive dinner, water fights, and a murder mystery.

Youth Group: Discipleship Group

Our Sunday morning program (also known as ‘response groups’) the youth gracefully consumes some special morning tea, plays a short game, and after this the group divides into guys and girls to study God’s word – usually based on the current sermon series that morning – and pray together.

Additional Programs

Quench

GECN’s annual holiday club, Quench, provides a fantastic opportunity for teens from the wider community to come along and hear about Jesus, sometimes for the first time. Of course it is also a great time for our own youth to continue building stronger relationships with one another and to grow in their knowledge of Christ along with a very fun relational week of activities.

Easter Camp

The highlight of the youth ministry calendar is the annual Easter Camp. This is due to two levels of significant relationships that are developed over the weekend:

  • relationships between all who attend are deepened as we get to know each other over an extended time, enjoy the food we share, the games we play, the lack of sleep we all appreciate!
  • relationship with God: as His word is taught, discussed, reflected on, and responded to in prayer, many youth and leaders alike have expressed growth in their appreciation for who God is and what God has done.

For More Information

Contact: Dave Bott
Phone: 0400 520 060
Email: dbott88@yahoo.com.au