Youth

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

Staying Connected

In light of the current circumstances, we are unable to continue meeting face to face with your young people. However, 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.

Sunday Youth Live

We have just launched our new live stream “Sunday Youth Live” on our Youth YouTube Channel. Please tune in at 6:50 pm on Sundays to meet Samuel, our youth worker and take a look at what other local young people have been doing during the week. Interact in the comments, like and subscribe so you’ll never miss a live stream!

Zoom

Zoom is a free video conferencing application. We have regular meetings on Sundays at 7pm and Thursdays at 11am with young people. To access our meetings please email Samuel who can provide you with a link to join our private meetings.

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. We have daily updates including a verse of the day (from YouVersion Bible app) and a weekly quarantine challenge! We also link in with the online Sunday services and there is opportunity to discuss the weekly topic.

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/