Welcome to the Youth page!
The youth programme is designed around REACHING young people – introducing them to Jesus, BUILDING young people up in Him, and SENDING young people out as witnesses for Jesus.
During this season of Covid-19, the following youth programme is in place for young people of secondary school age (term-time only) as a means of fulfilling this youth vision.
A) Impact – Is a youth gathering that runs weekly on Sunday evenings, where the young people can connect, deepen friendships, have some fun through games and challenges & hear messages of Hope for Life. We meet online from 7.15 – 8.30 pm.
B) Youth Alpha – Is 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. This course runs immediately before Impact on Sunday’s from 6 – 7 pm.
C) Rooted – These study groups run weekly on Wednesday evenings, and are an opportunity for the young people to come together & check out the Bible’s teaching on different topics relevant to them. We meet at the church from 7 – 8.30 pm.
D) Mission Academy Live (MAL) – Once a month instead of Rooted study groups, we join together for MAL. MAL is series of video-based sessions, each one empowering young people as missional disciples within a small group context. With a focus on peer-to-peer evangelism, each session provides an understanding of today’s contemporary context, with teaching, discussion, and testimony, all leading to a practical response. Through accountable relationships, this evangelism and discipleship tool encourages young people to be intentional, authentic, united and obedient to the call and command of Christ to be witnesses to show and share the love of God (Acts 1:8). We meet at the church from 7 – 8.30 pm.
As Covid-19 restrictions lift, we hope to resume a number of further youth ministry activities including: Cornerstone – An evangelistic Youth Cafe run monthly in the local community campus; Youth Weekend Away – Giving young people the chance to take time out & have fun, through a series of challenges, gatherings & activities, building deeper relationships with one another & with God; Summer Camp – Taking young people away on a five-day camp to meet with other young people exploring Christian faith & to encounter God; Short-Term Mission Trips – We regularly attempt to send young people on mission opportunities. In recent years, this has 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; & Schools Work – In partnership with local schools (Corsham, Abbeyfield, Hardenhuish & Sheldon Schools, Lackham & Chippenham College) & as part of a wider inter-denominational team, we have been involved in facilitating weekly lunchtime Christianity Explored groups so that pupils are given the opportunity to explore the questions they have about Life & Faith.
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.