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:

Youth Group

Sunday evening, 7pm - 8:30pm

For those in Yr 7 - Yr 11

A space to chill, play games, make new friends and catch up with old friends.  We'll also be getting to know God better.  And...there will be pizza!  Come along when you can.  And yes, you can bring a friend.

Our programme for this term:

25th September - If God is there, why doesn't he speak to me?
2nd October - Who am I?
9th October - Are science and Christianity enemies or friends?
16th October - Where can I find lasting pleasure?
23rd and 30th October - Half term break (no meeting)
6th November - Fireworks party
13th November - Why do we suffer?
20th November - Do I need to go to church to be a Christian?
27th November - Does God care about justice?
4th December - What about other religions?
11th December - Carols by Candlelight Service (no meeting)
18th December - World Cup Final - youth event TBD.

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.

Christian camps

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.

A group went to Yorkshire Camps at October half term and loved it!

"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

Daniel Booth - Youth Pastor

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.

Daniel works on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (training / study day) and Sunday

His days off are Friday and Saturday

You can contact Daniel on:

07485 097654
youth@deanechurch.org

Safeguarding

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.