NSBC aims to reach out to young people in the local area and share the love of Jesus in practical ways while also providing a safe and fun environment to build and develop friendship. Our vision statement is:
Through one-to-one engagement and running of clubs and study groups we have a threefold aim of youth work at North Swindon Baptist Church:
- To reach out to all under 18s in the North Swindon area with the truth of the good news that the Christian gospel teaches.
- To disciple and teach in Scripture and advise in life issues while helping young people realise and reach their potential.
- To strengthen the faith of Christian young people at NSBC, while growing together and encouraging integration into overall church life.
All leaders and helpers are fully DBS checked and passionate about professionalism in children’s and youth work. Below is information for our main groups.
Click here for the summer term 2018 programme.
Click here for a parental consent form for any of these groups.
Sarah is the Youth Pastor at NSBC.
(5-11s Alternate Fridays)
Zoom is our Children’s club is for 5-10yr olds. Held on alternate Fridays at 6:30-7:30pm in Abbey Meads Community School, we accommodate for all children’s abilities with games, craft, refreshments and a short interactive Bible story.
(11-14s Alternate Fridays)
This Friday evening session is for 11-14yr olds, with a mixture of sports, team challenges, craft evenings and the occasional outing. Panorama is an activity based group aimed at outreaching to the local community by being as inclusive to young people of all backgrounds and family situations as a wide-angle photograph is inclusive of everything visible in a landscape. Meeting alternate Fridays 7:30-9:15pm, the evening will occasionally contain a short, interactive, evangelistic message.
(15-18 Alternate Fridays)
A group for 15-18yr olds, VIBE is held with a relaxed environment for young people to spend time with friends as well as having fun through the engaging facilitated activities available. Meeting in different locations on alternate Fridays, 7:30-9:30pm, this group provides an atmosphere that is well suited for the age group and focusses on the relationship with young people rather than the entertainment of them. Most sessions include a short, gospel centred discussion that addresses current affairs as well as specific topics that are relevant to the young people.
(11-13s Sunday mornings)
During the service on [usually] alternating Sunday mornings, the LINK group have an age specific topic or Bible study. The purpose of this group is to help 11-13s with the transition between Children’s Church and the main adult church service by equipping them with a deeper understanding of the Christian faith and develop basic understanding of terminology and different styles used for teaching the same message throughout church.
(15+ Sunday evening)
Held after the evening church service on Sundays at various locations, Pulse is more of a youth-led group with the young people choosing whether to play games, to ‘jam’ with musical instruments and sing, a forum to talk about deeper issues, or other activities. For ages 15+, it is purely a facilitated group that will occasionally become a formal study for a short series that focusses on Bible or topic study