Youth @ St Barnabas Church, Swanland

Our youth work is designed in a network by age groups of small groups linked together under the care of a youth leadership team.

In the different groups/activities during the week there is an attendance altogether of around 20 youth.

Groups and Times

Sunday's 10:30 AM: In the lounge or in the main church

Monday 7:30 PM: GLOW

Thursday 7:30 PM: BRIM

Sunday mornings at 1030

On Sunday morning there is a Youth meeting for younger teenagers in the lounge during part of the 10:30 service.

BRIMband also lead the worship in the main church about once a month and the older teenagers stay in the adult congregation or help with the children's groups.

Some also are let loose on the sound desk and computer projection facility!

Youth Homegroups: GLOW

GLOW - On a Monday night for school years approx 7-9.

We meet in a home in the village, led by Rob, our student youthworker, to have lots of fun, learn about God and much more.

We meet up with the older guys in Brim once or twice a term, mainly for socials.

                         Brim's Secret Santa Night!


Youth Homegroups: BRIM

Brim ("Be Ready Its MonThursday", or "Barnabas Radical Individuals on MonThursdays") is a youth homegroup for those aged approx 14-uni and is led by our ace youth leader Rob. 

We used to meet on Mondays which is why we are called BRIM not BRIT!  

The group spends time chilling and chatting, reading the Bible and working out how it affects us, our behaviour and our relationships. We pray for each other and other issues local, national and global. We also eat lots of jaffa cakes!

All the group members are encouraged to participate in, or lead, the meetings. We often spend time worshipping God with music, either live (by us!) or with a DVD / i-POD etc.

But Brim is much more than just a weekly meeting. We are good friends and look out for each other. We run a Christian rockband which leads church services in worship about once a month, we go to youth events and festivals locally and nationally and we ask lots of sensible questions (and some silly ones...)

Did we mention that our hero is Shaun the Sheep?

St Barnabas Church, (Youth Picture, BRIM)

 "Recipe for BRIM: Take One Omnipotent Deity, add a packet of Jaffa Cakes, garnish liberally with Lively Discussion, then Slow Roast with an open fire for around 3 hours on a Monday Night and serve on a bed of Live Christian Music. For best results add sprinkles of Excellent Tambourine Playing where necessary."

BRIM is a radical and exciting youth group which combines the best music, discussion and foodstuffs with the thrill of learning the meaning of life, the universe and everything. (Hint: It's not 42)

If you would like to join, please contact the church office.

Office posted the article on Wednesday, 26th May 2004 at 2:15pm
Article updated on friday, 4th october 2013 at 1:59pm