Youth at Deane
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." - Matthew 28:19-20
The whole theme of our youth ministry is to make disciples of Jesus Christ, which can only be achieved by the Holy Spirit through the honest and raw engagement of studying the word of God, the Bible.
We do this by making sure our teaching is prayerful, accessible and engaging through study, discussion and activities.
We believe our first command is to make disciples of Christ, the overflow of that is Christians that want to love and serve their families, church and community through the power of Christ.
What we are doing:
We relaunched our Youth work in November 2021. We have two groups:
Sunday morning: Pathfinders
This group meets twice a month on Sunday mornings at church with the congregation and then go over to the church centre.
This is the best time to get stuck into our Bible teaching and we are currently following the same teaching as the main congregation. We have more time in this group to work through the text and explore questions about the context and what it means for us today.
Each term we have a different member of the congregation come and share their most inspiring verses of scripture, what it means to them and the effect that it has had on their life. At Deane we are keen to encourage an inter-generational congregation, where we encourage each other, share our wisdom and experience, and use the gifts that we all have to offer.
"We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done." Psalm 78:4
1 to 1 work
We aim to develop the 1 to 1 work, understanding the value of quality, personalised mentoring offering pastoral care and teaching to reflect the needs of each young person.
This has primarily been done through 'Back Yard Bible Studies', meeting outside at the young people's homes. As the seasons change this can continue in the homes of the young people, at Deane Church Centre or over a brew at a café or local park.
We are keen for our young people to get involved in Camps. They provide a great opportunity to meet others of the same age who are wanting to learn more about God, to make new friends and to have the input of other Christian adults in their lives.
We are planning to take 2 groups to Yorkshire Camps for Easter 2022. These will be primary school year 3-6 & high school years 7-10.
The available dates are;
Easter 1-4th April-6th April-Primary school years 3-6
Easter 2-10th April-12th April-Primary school years 3-6
Easter 3-12th April-14th April-High school years 7-10
Easter 4-19th April-21th April-Primary school years 3-6
Please contact Daniel for more information.
You can find out more about Yorkshire Camps on their website: www.yorkshirecamps.org.uk
Here’s a little video that will give you a flavour of what to expect:
Here are some pictures from the last group we were able to take in the Summer of 2019:
Our full-time Youth Pastor is Daniel Booth.
He has been in this role at Deane since January 2019. This has enabled the building of authentic and quality relationships to effectively pastor and develop disciples.
Daniel grew up in a non-Christian household and used to consider himself a militant atheist until he had an encounter with God in December 2011. Since then Daniel has strived to know God more and share the good news of Jesus at every opportunity.
You can contact Daniel on 07485 097 654 directly/WhatsApp or email@example.com for more information about our youth work.
Daniel's working hours are:
Monday 11:30am - 7:00pm;
Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30am - 5:00pm;
Thursday: training / study day;
Sunday 9:30am - 12:30pm / 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday and Saturday: off duty
All of our children and young peoples' group leaders are DBS checked and are expected to work in line with the Safeguarding Policies and Procedures of Manchester Diocese. More details of our commitment to safeguarding can be found here.