A big focus for us this term has been the establishing of small group programmes for our young people. Our older (sixth form) guys continue to meet on Monday nights; we have also started four groups that take place on Friday nights before the main Encrypt programme. Additionally, a new group for year 9 girls meets from 5.00-6.00pm pre-Cornerstone. There are now more than 30 young people meeting weekly for discipleship and encouragement - a very exciting situation to be in! But this could only happen because our leaders have said ‘yes’ to sacrificing their time week-in week-out to minister in this way to our youth.
Please pray for their stamina and energy as they balance service with busy lives and careers. We also enjoyed a brilliant weekend away at West Watch Centre in Horsted Keynes, with 20 young people there for the whole time, and others joining for the days. This was an amazing time away! Additionally, the baptism service at Cornerstone on Sunday 6 November was an unforgettable experience, with the church packed out and a truly spirit-filled atmosphere. Chris Steynor