Youth Work at St John’s

‘Our key aims are to see the young people of Yeovil coming to know and love Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, fully grasping God’s amazing, gracious Love for them. And then helping them to grow into mature disciples who are equipped to live out, and active in, sharing the good news of Jesus with others.’

In order to work towards these goals, we have a variety of activities for 11-18 year olds, as well as being involved in groups in local schools, assemblies, joint youth projects with other local churches such as UNITE, and much more.

For 11-14’s

Friday Pathfinders

Meets at: St John’s Schoolrooms, Term-time Fridays, 7.30-9.30pm

Friday Pathfinders is a group for those in school years 7-9, where they can have fun, meet with friends and relax after a busy week. Each week there is a variety of activities, sports, games, refreshments, prayer and then a short look at what the Bible has to say to young people in Yeovil today. We also arrange occasional socials; including bowling, night hikes, a bonfire party, film nights, the ‘Chip-shop Challenge’, weekends away and lots more.

Sunday Pathfinders
Meets at: St John’s Schoolrooms, Term-time – 2,3,4th Sundays, 10.30am.

Sunday Pathfinders is also for those in school years 7-9 and meets during our morning 10.30am service. We meet with the whole church initially, and then come out after a short while for our own group. Each week there is a combination of quizzes, games, drama and looking at the Bible in a little more depth than on a Friday evening. We also spend time in prayer and have been known to meet in Starbucks on occasions!

The CYFA girls

The CYFA girls

The CYFA boys

The CYFA boys

For 14 – 18’s

CYFA

Meets at: St John’s Schoolrooms, Term-time Fridays, 7.30-9.30pm

CYFA is a group for young people in school years 10-13. It’s a place where you can come and relax after a busy week, have fun, play games, be well fed and each week look at what the Bible has to say to older teenagers in Yeovil today. We run any questions evenings, guest nights and also arrange socials such as Bonfire parties, bowling and cinema trips, weekends away, film evenings and much more. Some of our most popular events recently have been a pirate night, a prayer event and ‘Ready, Steady, Cook!’ About twice a term we also lead the evening service at St John’s, and many are involved in helping with music and children’s work during the morning services.

Many of Cyfa are also in smaller groups that meet with leaders during the week for a coffee and time to look at a Bible passage in a little more depth.
In addition to this we also invite the CYFA group to a joint meal once a month before the evening service and then head down to the service together. The evening service is quite informal, and we encourage the older teens to attend.