Children and Youth Ministry
Whilst we are not able to hold our many children’s activities in person right now we still have plenty going on. We’d love to welcome you if you’re new to the area or just looking for something new, so if that’s you why not introduce yourself – we’d love to hear from you.
We are now meeting in person for Toddlers (limited to 20 bookable places at present) – bookable through our Facebook page. For free play, craft, snack and singing in the garden and church. 10-11:30am on a Thursday during term time.
From September 12th we will be running 2 groups for children in Junior Church. We will continue to meet in the garden at 10am for worship together before splitting into 2 teaching groups: a younger group that will be for children up to year 3 and an older group for years 4 to 6. We will run two separate groups, providing there are enough children in each group to make it viable.
Various groups meet to chat and participate in different activities weekly; once again contact Rhiannon for details.
A monthly term time children’s service with Bible story, craft, singing and puppets normally in the church and occasionally on the farm. Spaces must be booked via Eventbrite and you can find more information about the ark and videos of previous events on Facebook.
The youth programme is designed around REACHING young people – introducing them to Jesus, BUILDING young people up in Him, & SENDING young people out as witnesses for Jesus.
Cornerstone & Youth Night in
The following youth programme is in place for young people of secondary school age (term time only):
Rooted study groups (11-13, 14+) run weekly on Wednesday evenings, & are an opportunity for young people to come together to eat a meal together & check out the Bible’s teaching on different topics relevant to them. We meet at the church 7 – 8.30 pm.
Youth Weekend Away
Giving young people the chance to take time out & have fun through a series of challenges, gatherings & activities, and build deeper relationships with one another & with God through focused times together in prayer, praise & God’s Word.
Taking young people away on a five-day camp to meet with other young people exploring Christian faith & to encounter God. DTI Camp [30th July-3rd August 2022]
Short-term Mission Trips
We regularly send young people on mission opportunities. Last summer we sent some young adults on a Community Outreach Week partnering with an AIM church in the midlands. In past years, opportunities have included supporting refugees in Austria; missionary children in Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda; health clinics in Thailand & Uganda; relief & development projects in Bangladesh & Mexico; a building project in Tanzania; Mercy Ships; and Children’s projects in Romania, Peterborough & Somerset.
In partnership with local schools & as part of a wider inter-denominational team. We are involved in facilitating weekly lunchtime Christianity Explored groups, so that pupils are given the opportunity to explore the questions they have about Life & Faith, in a number of schools.
Youth Alpha & Baptism Classes
At various times through the year, we also run Youth Alpha – A series which explores questions of life, faith & God. Each episode, in this video-based course, looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s for anyone who has questions. Baptism Classes – helping young people explore baptism.
Dan Ovens is our full-time youth pastor & he is helped by an excellent team of volunteers. He would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining the youth at CBC or finding out more about what we do.