Youth at Duke Street
The goal of the Church’s ministry to young people is to provide a safe environment to make young people mature in Christ (Colossians 2:7), equipping them for acts of service (Ephesians 4:2) and enabling them to play their part in the local Church (Ephesians 4:14-15). Anyone, christian or not, ‘churched’ or ‘unchurched’, is welcome. We seek to work alongside parents and the rest of the Church family in doing this.
Our central desire is that young people would see the amazement of who Jesus is and how that impacts their life today. The primary way we do this is by hearing God speak, in creative and engaging ways, through the bible. Here are the ways we do this:
Sundays for Young People
The centre of our Church life together is our Sunday services – we meet at 10.00am and 6.30pm. During each morning service our young people meet for their own classes. On the second Sunday of each month, our youth gather in the Leaf & Bean Café for their own Youth Super Service Sunday before joining the main service in the Auditorium upstairs.
Duke Street Youth (DSY)
DSY is for all young people of secondary school age (school years 7-13) – who want to let off steam, have fun, develop friendships and find out what relevance the Bible has for their lives. DSY meets in the Leaf & Bean Café on alternate Fridays from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.
Catalyst is for anyone in school years 10-13, whether following Jesus or just looking in to the Christian faith, Catalyst meets in different venues on alternate Fridays from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. For more details on timings and venues please contact our Youth Minister.
Each year the youth head off for a weekend away. It’s a great chance for building friendships and discovering more about the God of the Bible. There are high-energy activities and more chilled out fun. We’ll even enjoy games in the dark and singing around the fire roasting marshmallows!
The generation game is an interactive table quiz, once a year, for youth, parents and some church members. It aims to overlap the generations to meet and encourage one another in being part of today’s Church.
Since we believe that the youth work should support not substitute parents roles, we have recently set up the parent network. It’s aim is to create a forum for parents of Youth to connect, encourage and be equipped together.
For more information about any of our activities for young people, please contact our Youth Minister here.
You can also view or download the Duke Street Information Card – including details of Youth-related and other mid-week ministries here.