Youth Ministry plays an important part in the life of Waringstown Presbyterian Church. We want to encourage the young people in our church and the local community to become, and grow as, committed disciples of Jesus. We want to help them to engage with God’s Word and understand how relevant it is for them; and the impact it can have on their lives.
We do this in lots of ways, but our 2 regular events are Harbour Nights and Anchor Groups, which take place on alternating weeks throughout the academic year.
On Harbour Nights, all young people of post-primary school age gather together for games, activities, worship, prayer, Bible teaching and some good old chat and banter. The idea is that these Friday nights are like a harbour for our young people. A place to come and rest, be refreshed and refuelled, so we can send them outsell equipped and ready to live for Jesus during the rest of the week. It might be plain sailing for some and choppy waters for others, but hopefully their time at Harbour will have prepared them well for kit.
Anchor Nights are a chance for our young people to meet together in smaller, age specific groups, in the homes of church members, with plenty of drinks and snacks! These nights are designed to help the young people get to know each other and most importantly, get to know God’s Word. We spend time chatting and playing games, but the bulk of the time is spent exploring the Bible and in prayer for one another. We want the young people to be anchored in God’s Word and anchored in good, healthy friendships and we think these nights really help to make this happen.
Any young person is welcome to come and join us at Harbour and Anchor … we have a super group of leaders who care greatly for the young people they work with, and our young people love seeing new people arrive and get involved in what we do.