Youth

Hello! All our Youth Work is overseen by Samuel – you can find out more about him here.

Sunday Mornings

In-person youth work has resumed on Sunday mornings. Young people will be required to wear a face mask unless exempt and social distancing must be kept. Please contact Samuel for further details.

Staying Connected

We have been using Zoom and Discord to keep young people connected to each other and our youth ministry team. We feel that we are in times when a sense of community and the support of friends is of the utmost importance for all.

Please email our youth worker Samuel if you would like to know more at sam@whitfieldparish.org.

Discord Server

We have set up an online private community network using a Discord server. This is a place for young people to encourage and support one another and share prayers and reflections.

Young people will need to register on Discord in order to join us online. You can also download the mobile app and register that way. Once you have a Discord account please email Samuel who can send you the link to join our private server.

Safeguarding Young People Online

Our youth ministry team takes safeguarding very seriously and adheres strictly with our Safeguarding Policy regarding online communications and social media contact with young people under chapter 12 (pages 38-40). If you have questions about any of the applications we use to connect with young people, please email Samuel.

Pastoral Calls

Samuel has access to a work phone which can be used to directly contact young people, with parents permission, at set times. If you feel you would like to have a chat, or be able to text Samuel, please ask a parent to email Samuel for his work number so that arrangements can be made.

Resources

Whether you’re a young person or a parent, here are some resources which are freely accessible that you may find fun, helpful and encouraging.

Activities & Fun

Youth for Christ have been putting out free youth sessions and plans: https://yfc.co.uk/youth-work-online-all-sessions/

Youth for Christ YouTube Channel

Scripture Union Lockdown: Support and Resources

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/pe-home-learning

https://explorabl.es/

https://www.columnfivemedia.com/101-fantastic-interactive-infographics-youll-love/2

Why not browse the Christian Classics Ethereal Library?

Answering Questions

https://request.org.uk/

https://412teens.org/blog/

https://www.gotquestions.org/ – A brilliant website to look up more about Christianity.

Devotional & Prayer Resources

YouVersion Bible app

A contemplative prayer app (by 24-7 prayer)

Mental Health Support Resources

https://youngminds.org.uk/

https://www.kooth.com/

https://www.woebot.io/

https://www.wysa.io/

https://www.childline.org.uk/