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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Introducing The Bud...

As you may or may not know, St. Leonard's Youth have our very own (extremely talented) youth band called The Vine (click on their name to go to their Facebook group). They have been very busy over the last 2 years and have recently been booked to play for a church in Bicester as well as being the band for the Diocesan youth camp called Yellow Braces.

What you might not know is that we are starting a new youth band (to go alongside The Vine) which is going to be called.... The Bud (get it ha, we're so funny!).

The first meeting will be this Monday 2nd December at St. Leonard's Church and it is for anyone who is interested in joining (who is under the age of 25).

If you would like to check it out, or you have a young person who might like to join then go here www.stleonardsyouth.co.uk/ConsentForms.html to download the forms and come along and join us at 7.00pm!

What happens next...

Some times in youth work it seems like its all change all the time. Change for the better, change for the worst, young people leaving to go to uni, young people coming up from year 7. Groups change, groups dynamics change and (hopefully) the people involved, my self included, become more like the people Christ made them to be.

Change is good, change is exciting! But change can be scary...

Some times (particularly in the Anglican Church) things can seem to dip into the 'plodding along' stage where nothing really seems set to change at all. Not that the is a bad thing, there is a lot to be said for plodding along! (Romans 8:25Galatians 6:9

Amongst other changes, having just taken on 2 new members to the team, adding more groups and losing a long standing cell group with a couple of long standing leaders it felt like a big term of change last year. Some of which was exciting, some of which was scary.

This term seems set to be a bit more steady. Not boring by any stretch but not too many dramatic changes should be happening.

Having said that we are planning on:

  • Setting up a mentoring programme. 
  • Starting a youth alpha 
  • Starting a new youth band 
So not too much is changing, but watch this space...