IMPACT meets in a number of groups each week
Monday 6pm – 7pm @ St Clement Danes
Going Deeper & Going Deeper EXTRA
Tuesday 6.30 pm – 8pm @ The Junction
Going Deeper EXTRA
Alternate Tuesdays 5.30pm – 6.30pm @ The Junction
Wednesday 7.30pm - 9.30pm @ Junction or in young people’s homes.
Sunday 10:30am – 11:50am@ Christ Church School
For all of Impact.
Sunday nights from 8:30 (following the evening service 7.00-8.30 p.m.) a part of Christ Church is turned into a café.
We are friends with our neighbouring churches and have a history of working together, particularly with St. Andrews youth team.
From time to time there are one off IMPACT events. IMPACT youth and their leaders love to spend time having fun and getting to know each other so make a point of scanning the IMPACT Term Plan for upcoming social events. Each term you will also find a Saturday workshop called The Jam for those who want to begin exploring how to put their musical skills to good use serving the Lord.
YPF Weekend Away & Holiday
In December 2012, 54 of us travelled to the Rock UK Centre in Northamptonshire for the YPF and Going Deeper EXTRA Weekend Away. We ran two separate streams; one for those in Going Deeper EXTRA and one for those in YPF. We had much fun and learned a lot. Young people took it in turns to lead the main meetings and we taught the young people from the Book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament. On Saturday afternoon we ran a workshop aimed at noticing where God is at work in the world around us, as well as in one another. We played wide games, volleyball, football, joined together around a bonfire, table tennis and lots of our new favourite board game Apples to Apples. Pranks happened left, right and centre, cumulating in one of the leader’s cars looking a little worse for wear.
In the summer (13th - 18th August, including a day for travel) YPF will be venturing back to Somerset for week B at Soul Survivor for the time of our lives joining with 10,000 other young people to worship God. If you’re interested in joining us, please take a peak at Soul Survivor 1st letter to parents link at the top of this page. In the attachment you will find all you need to know including our booking reference.
If you’d like week by week information about what’s going on with Impact please e-mail Fiona and she’ll add you to the weekly e-mail.
Why we exist…Our Vision and Our Purpose
We exist to reach our friends and family who don’t know Jesus, to show them His love and to grow passionate followers of God who seek to worship Him with their whole lives.
When we talk about this vision with the young people we remind them that IMPACT Youth Ministry is not something we attend, but something that each of us is a significant part of and so this vision is as much for each individual as for the whole group.
The vision incorporates key aims for leaders and young people alike:
• Reach: A primary focus on Evangelism and sharing the Gospel with friends and family.
• Show: We want to display God’s love in and through real and authentic community and in practical ways as we REACH our friends and family who don’t know Jesus.
• Grow: The challenge to be a Radical Disciple, growing when we’re together and at home.
• Worship: A ‘whole life’ approach to living for God.
A community of young disciples, rooted and established in relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, equipped to serve the Lord with a glad heart because of His love for them.
All the work we do with young people is made possible through an incredible team of leaders, who have a passion and a heart for young people to come into relationship with God. It has become clear that the team of people who serve IMPACT youth ministry are the most valuable resource we have. Without them, our youth ministry would be limited. They not only facilitate and help run our programmes, but also act as outstanding role models by investing their time and prayer into the lives of young people at Christ Church. At its core, this group includes our trio of interns.
Youth Ministry is highly valued at Christ Church and it shows in the passion the young people have to know the Lord and in the way they encourage the rest of the body to seek Him more. Our young people are an incredibly friendly community and welcome newcomers openly at any of our meetings.