Kids & Youth
The Children's and Youth Ministry is a major part of Chudleigh Baptist Church. Our aim is to help children and young people feel part of our community, grow in their knowledge and love of God, to learn what the Bible says and encounter God in a way that equips us in our everyday lives.
On Sundays we begin our services all together, we then run a comprehensive programme in separate rooms for our kids and youth, including an area for babies and toddlers equipped with toys and books! These sessions are run by volunteers from our church family, who plan carefully to make a meangingful and fun experience for our children. All team members are DBS checked.
The first part of the sessions are for all aged children, providing the opportunity to interact all together, worship God with songs, connect with him through different prayer activities and engage with the Bible through story, video and games.
At snack time children then split into different groups to continue to explore the theme together through discussion, graft, games and other activities. The groups are broadly age-based, and activities do reflect this, but it is very fluid and children can move between groups as they feel comfortable.
We now have regular All Age services - they are held about once a half term. These services are great as we can all be involved and you never know quite what the service will hold or how you might be praising and worshipping God - anything from kneading and shaping bread dough to using balloons to walking round the church pretending to be an animal on its way to the ark!
On Sundays our Youth get together for a catch up, conversation based on the theme of the week, snacks and prayer.
The Youth (Y7+) also meet every Tuesday at The Square in town 5.45-7pm and enjoy food, games and discussion. We started Youth Alpha in January.
Some of the highlights of our year are going to SW Spree. This is organised by Urban Saints and South West Youth Ministries and is a weekend of camping and fun but with the aim of enabling children and young people to deepen their relationship with Jesus. We have been each year since 2011 and they absolutely love it! Highlights involve Duggie Dug Dug, Inflatable Sumo Wrestling, Writeway, Spree's Got Talent, archery, kayaking, raft building and so much more!! (Highlights for the leaders are getting home to a real bed at the end of it all!)
"For I know what I have planned for you,' says the LORD. 'I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope." Jeremiah 29