a weekly group to help young people
live their lives to the full
Our ‘Life group’ is a small weekly group we run to help young people live their lives to the full and explore the Christian faith. The group starts with hanging out and having fun over games, sports or arts and crafts and then we gather round a table to eat our evening meal together. We talk about what’s happening in our lives and share funny, positive or difficult stories from the past week. We then do an activity or read the bible and have a discussion about an important issue together. We finish with a game and time of prayer.
The aim of the group is to provide a sanctuary where young people can be built up, encouraged, praised and receive care and attention, whilst exploring and developing their own faith. We also engage them in living out Christian values by practically serving their community. We have made Christmas shoeboxes and food parcels with the Trussell Trust, organised community street parties, ran litter picks, painted murals, and helped take the lead in projects like the community garden.
We want them to develop strong identities, and live lives of purpose and meaning that will benefit others as well as themselves. Many of the kids involved come from challenging backgrounds but we want to work with them and their families to turn those challenges into strengths.