Youth

Welcome to the Youth page! This term we have some incredible plans that you do not want to miss out on.


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. 


The following youth programme is in place for young people of secondary school age (term-time only):

Rooted – These study groups run weekly on Wednesday evenings, and are an opportunity for the young people to come together to eat & check out the Bible’s teaching on different topics relevant to them. We meet at the church 7 – 8.30 pm. The first part given to eating a meal together and then splitting into 11-13 & 14+ groups.

Special EventsYouth 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.

Annual Christmas Meal & Awards Night – Sunday 12th December.

Summer CampTaking 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 attempt to send young people on mission opportunities. This 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.


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. Next Classes start September.

As Covid-19 restrictions lift, we hope to resume Schools Work – In partnership with local schools & as part of a wider inter-denominational team. We have previously been involved in facilitating weekly lunchtime Christianity Explored & Chaplaincy drop-in groups, so that pupils are given the opportunity to explore the questions they have about Life & Faith, in a number of schools & colleges.

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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 mastermarsy@hotmail.com if you are interested in joining the youth at CBC or finding out more about what we do.