Youth and Children’s Work
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:
Outreach -To reach out to all under 18s in the North Swindon area with the truth of the good news that the Christian gospel teaches.
Discipleship - To disciple and teach in Scripture and advise in life issues while helping young people realise and reach their potential.
Integration - 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 autumn 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.
(11-18s ALTERNATE FRIDAYS)
inFocus is a new group started in 2018 by NSBC to focus in the real issues in life. It is an interactive and fun session exploring the basics of faith. The evening includes fun activities, games, plenty of food, video clips and an open and safe environment for questions.
(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