WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO & HOW WE CAN HELP YOU!
ST@ND Youth Ministry is the exciting programme for children & young people at New Dawn Evangelical Fellowship. Our work focuses on the instruction given in PROVERBS 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
We currently operate three groups under the umbrella of ST@ND Youth Ministry:-
ST@ND KIDS – This is a Youth Club for primary school aged children (P1 to P6) which meets on Friday nights in Houston’s Mill, Broughshane from 7.00pm to 8.30pm (September to end of March). There are lots of fun activities arranged for the children each week, including games, Bible stories, memory verses and craft making. We also have special visitors from time to time and have outings throughout the term. Food is provided at the end of each night.
ST@ND TEENAGERS – For young people aged P7 upwards, this is a Youth Club which provides a range of activities and outings that are sure to engage with teenagers and place them in an enjoyable, chilled out environment at the end of a stressful week of school. We meet on Friday nights in Houston’s Mill from 7.00pm to 9.00pm (September to end of March with special events taking place over the Spring/Summer months). Food also provided each night!
We do have a small charge for each Youth Club to help cover basic running costs (50p/night for kids, £1/night for teens).
There is a free minibus service available to children and young people living in the local Broughshane area.
ST@ND on Sundays – This work covers the youth groups which meet in New Dawn on a Sunday. We have Sunday School and Children’s Church for primary school aged children. During these group sessions our teachers use simple Bible stories, memory verses, arts and crafts as a means of introducing children to a wonderful and loving God.
For teenagers we have the ‘The Word’, an informal group which uses the latest technology and modern media methods, such as Android Tablets, to study the Bible and develop a more in-depth understanding of what it is to be a Christian and lead a life that pleases God.
Sunday School & ‘The Word’ take place in Broughshane Community from 11.15am to 11.45am each week. Children’s Church is held during the main Church Service.
All of our groups are run by a dedicated and passionate team of leaders who have a real desire to help young people learn the meaning of life and to equip them with the necessary skills and qualities needed to tackle the many challenges that they will face as they grow up.
(ALL LEADERS ARE POLICE CHECKED AND ADHERE TO A STRICT CHILD PROTECTION POLICY).
ST@ND is an abbreviation of ‘SEEKING together at New Dawn’. Everything we do is based around promoting fellowship with others and it is through this that we seek to achieve our aims & objectives, which are……
- to Support young people and give them a solid grounding in their young lives.
- to Evangelise in a way that is relevant and in touch with the modern day child or teenager.
- to Encourage the building of relationships and long lasting friendships.
- to Keep children and young people entertained in a safe and friendly environment.
- to Introduce our children and young people to Jesus Christ and show how a life with Him at the centre, will be overflowing with purpose and fulfillment!
- to Nurture an awareness of the dangerous influences that can affect a young person’s life.
- to Guide and help young people through their early years and to instill solid moral values that will stick with them as they move into adulthood.
We are always SEEKING opportunities to meet with new young people and invite them to come join with us! If you would like to be part of ST@ND or have any queries concerning the Youth Ministry, please ask your Parent/Guardian to get in touch via our helpline on 02895 811 999 or join our Facebook Group and send us a message.