Youth at Eastgate
Our desire is to build a community of young people who follow Jesus wholeheartedly, disciple them into spiritual maturity and equip them to bring the Kingdom of God wherever they go.
Our youth group is for school years 7 – 13, run by a team led by Jo and Dave Carter. Here is what goes on:
The youth group worships with the adult meeting at Eastgate for the first 30 minutes, then has its own meeting for the rest of the morning. We meet in two age groups- 11-14’s and 15-18’s. These are fun, relaxed groups that aim to connect young people with God and each other.
A typical Sunday morning involves games, bible study, prayer, biscuits and enjoying God’s presence. We seek to give our young people regular opportunity to move in spiritual gifts and enjoy the supernatural goodness of God.
EgY (Eastgate Youth)
This is a social event that runs from 7.30 – 9.30pm on the second Friday of every month, at Eastgate. It’s a fun evening for our youth to come along to and also bring their friends. Activities include table-tennis, pool tables, tuck shop, games consoles, milkshake bar and group games.
Other bits and bobs…
This year (2015) we went to Soul Survivor; a week of camping, outreach, worship and fellowship attended by thousands of teenagers from around the country (see soulsurvivor.com).
As well as our regular programme, there are other social events, opportunities to meet in smaller groups for discipleship and chances to serve within the rest of the church.
- To be devoted to Jesus and to be like him
- To be a loving community
- To take our place within the local and wider church, not to be a separate entity but to be part of a multi-generational family
- To be biblical, acknowledging God’s word as guiding truth in our lives
- To be in tune with the Holy Spirit, seeking to live supernaturally in his presence and by his power
A Bible passage that has inspired us is Psalm 145 v3-4:
Great is the LORD
and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation commends
your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts