Youth work at St Philip's is part of youth work across Penn Fields Parish, overseen by our parish
'Youth Missioner & Enabler' (YME) and a team of volunteers. To see the latest update on what is
happening with the youth work, visit the resources page here.
Reaching Wider – We aim to connect with young people regardless of their faith through developing
relationships with local schools and developing youth activities in the area. We aim to share the
gospel through words and activities where appropriate in an age and culturally appropriate manner,
and also through our actions.
Reaching Deeper – We aim to encourage young people to learn more about and connect with God
as individuals through prayer, reading the Bible and worship in general. We also aim for them to do
this individually and with support from others, which could involve showing the young people
different ways to do this to help find the ways that work for individual young people to connect with
God and by creating an appropriate environment.
Rooted in Prayer – We aim to encourage the young people and volunteers to develop their prayer
lives as individuals and as a team of volunteers. This includes praying with and for young people, the
volunteer team and the wider community. We aim for this to happen in the form of monthly youth
team prayer meetings, before, during and after sessions and with individuals where appropriate.
Our in-church activities focus on the Reaching Deeper element of the vision. Despite this, we welcome any young people who wish to attend any of the groups to explore what we believe in more depth.
Bridge Community focuses on the Reaching Wider element of the vision. While there will be a short part of each session focusing on a faith-based theme the priority is connecting with young people in the community to support them where possible and appropriate.
Path - School Years 7-9
Psalm 16 tells us that God will show us the path of life. But what is the path of life and what does it mean to be on this path? Join us for some games and to explore what these questions might mean for you.
Path starts part way through the 10:30am service in the youth room, so join us upstairs to start.
YOUNG ADULTS - ages 15-22
How can we stay rooted in God during all the challenges that we face in life? Join us to share experiences of doing this, as well as games and growing deeper in our relationship with God.
Young Adults runs on Sunday evenings between 6:30-8:30pm downstairs at St Philip’s in the youth room.