Youth Work Within the Circuit
The majority of our Youth Work is part of the larger QUEST-ion project within the Circuit, which provides faith based, nurturing, and entertaining activities. In June 2015 QUEST-ion was adopted by the Lincolnshire Youth Mission, who took responsibility for the work, focusing on continuing and expanding the reach of the project.
Our Circuit Youth Workers aim to provide a service that is part of the fabric of the local community; offering young people the opportunity to build important personal and interpersonal skills, gaining self-confidence and self-esteem.
To bring you all up to date regarding recent developments in the Youth Mission:
- Elaine Watkinson has now left the project to work in Hull as a Mission Enabler and Family Worker
- Sarah Hoyes returned to work in September 2016 after her maternity leave, and has now taken on a role where much of her work is based in Market Rasen
- Charlie Watkinson has now been appointed on a permanent basis to work within the project and alongside the GodPod project based in Lincoln which is now working under LYM too.
We have recently developed new work in Lea School, so the project now works in Marton, Lea, Misterton, Market Rasen, Caistor and Nettleton. You can support the project in its outreach work by praying for it, by volunteering and by financial support. Please contact Liz Childs (☏ 01427 610057) if you would like to share in any of these ways.
There is incredible potential in this generation...
You just need to know where to look for it!
We believe that It is important to help and support all young people in their development into adulthood spiritually, mentally and physically.That stated, It is difficult for churches to engage with young people because of stereotypes. A lot of young people come to us, un-churched, having had very limited experience of the Church and God in particular. Spiritually, we wish to inspire these young people through open discussion and Bible Study, and offer them an experience of Christianity.
Ultimately, we wish to give our young people a values-based view on life, and provide them with a way of knowing God and understanding His ways - especially in relating to, and living with others. Remember that God has love for all unconditionally - seeing each individual for their own unique worth!
Through contributing to a group in their area, we believe that these youngsters can identify themselves as having something important to offer. We hope that ultimately they can can find friendship and acceptance, working towards expressing themselves openly with their peers, and developing a strong support network - which can lead to real accomplishments. Overall, we believe that they will benefit from the general atmosphere of our groups, leaving with a real sense of well-being.
Messy Church ...
Some of our Churches provide Messy Church Events. Messy Church is great fun and it's for children and adults to enjoy together - and a time for them to enjoy being together. It's a chance to make things together, to eat together and to celebrate God together. We try to give people a chance to be creative, to share fellowship and develop friendship in a church context. These events can include crafts and building things; short, informal worship sessions; and sometimes sharing of food. The events are free to attend.
Girls' Brigade in Gainsborough ...
The 1st Gainsborough Girls' Brigade meet on Fridays, (during term time), in the upstairs Hall at the Gainsborough Methodist Church. The Explorers and Juniors group runs from 6:30PM to 7:45PM , and the Seniors and Brigaders group runs from 7:00PM to 9:00PM (contact Nicola Golland ☏ 01427 810305)
Toddler Groups ...
Binbrook @ Brookenby - St Michael and All Angels C of E Church at run a Family Group on Tuesday mornings 11:30AM - 1:30PM for Toddlers and their Parents/Carers.
Gainsborough - Tuesdays - 12:00AM - 2:00PM - Toddler's Lunches and "Stop & Play" Session (contact Mike Childs ☏ 01427 610057)
Market Rasen - "Stepping Stones" Parent / Carer and Toddler group meets Wednesday mornings - 9:30AM to 11:30AM - (contact Jenny Margetson ☏ 01673 843727)
Our Youth Groups ...
Caistor - Youth Club, for year 3 (7/8 year olds) and above, now meets each Wednesday evening in term time ( 6:00PM - 7:15PM in the Wesley Room).
- Kids Club - for school years 3 to 6 (7-11 year olds) - will be meeting on Monday evenings from 5:00PM - 6:00PM (during term time).
- Youth Club will be meeting on Monday evenings at 6:30PM (during term time). Generally we finish at 8:30PM, after a Bible Study starting at 8:00PM.
- Youth Drop-In available on a Thursday evening from 5:00PM - 8:00PM [School years 3 to 6 (7-11 year olds) 5:00PM - 6:30PM, Secondary School and above 5:00PM - 8:00PM]
(Please contact Gareth Sherwood ☏ 07584 027742 regarding Youth Work at Marton and Caistor.)
Holiday Clubs ...
Holiday Clubs are run usually at Easter and in the Summer , most prominently at Glentham, Market Rasen, Marton and North Kelsey. This summer's clubs have already taken place, but please keep an eye out for other children's events throughout the year. We will provide the details of upcoming events when they become available.