In terms of ministry, this year has got better and better, and the youth ministry continues to thrive. Numbers are strong - we started the term with a gathering of 69 young people for a pool party - and God is gradually bringing to us more leaders to help with the work.
For the younger group (11-14s) we are continuing with our usual programmes, meeting on Sunday mornings for teaching at Pathfinders, and Thursday evenings for outreach. The team decided to change the name of Thursdays to ‘Engage’ to give it greater association and continuity with ‘Encrypt,’ to communicate that we are one and part of the same youth work.
Our Friday Encrypt programme now includes food at 6.30pm followed by small group discipleship. Helping our teenagers grow in their knowledge and love of God through small groups is one of our major focuses and by sandwiching it between food and social time we hope to encourage more to take part! Thanks to all who pray for us regularly. Please pray that we can continue to find the right people to minister to our young people, and that the numbers attending would translate into stories of those coming to faith in Jesus.
Pastor to Under-30s.