At Headington Baptist Church we value young people massively as we seek to develop and grow the next generation of believers to be bold in their convictions, born out of a deep understanding and love of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The youth team at HBC believe in the authority and power of the Bible, the work of the Spirit in young people’s lives and the impact of being part of a Church community as foundational to our youth ministry.
We are passionate for young people to have the opportunity to know God and to make God known. We have a range of activities for young people to attend. The heart behind them is based on what Paul writes in his first letter to the Church at Thessalonica:
2:8 “Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.”
By investing in the young people by sharing the Gospel and our lives we pray that God will open the eyes of the blind and bring people from death to abundant life in Jesus (John 10:10/2 Corinthians 4:6).
Friday Night Youth 7pm-8.30pmWe have made a couple of changes to Friday youth – we now have two groups Ignite (Years 7-10) and Blaze (Years 11+). We all meet at HBC from 7pm-8.30pm. In a couple of weeks times we hope to change a few things with Blaze. Rather than split by age during sessions we hope to make spaces that feel different, so we may have a chill out rooms, active rooms, crafty rooms, puzzle rooms etc. Each week will be similar with different activities.
Ignite: Years 7-10 | 7pm-8.30pmIgnite offers a place for lots of fun activities at the end of a long week for young people It has different spaces for those who have boundless energy and love sport, those who want to chill and play games or those who like a mix! There is a short CONNECT time for discussing life and faith.
Blaze: Years 11-13 | 7pm-8.30pmOur senior youth programme where you can hang out, chill out, eat food and play some games if you’re up for it. This is a great time to ask some of our leaders questions on the issues that come up throughout the week.