Youth Ministry during COVID-19
During the COVID-19 outbreak all of our weekly groups for young people will not be meeting as a face-to-face gatherings but will be taking place via Zoom. In order to do this safely we have created a new policy for online youth work with the support of the King’s Safeguarding Coordinator.
If you have a young person who would like to participate in these groups online please get in contact. for more details on how to join us.
The online groups will take place on:
Dive Mondays, 7-8pm
Deeper Wednesdays, 7.15-8.45pm
Youth Discipleship Fridays, 7-15-8.45pm
Youth Gatherings Sundays, 11am
We will be continuing with the Youth Gathering group on Sunday mornings through a couple of different means, sometimes by sending out a video resource for the younger youth to watch during the sermon and on other weeks with a group session on Zoom during the sermon.
The youth at King’s are a vibrant part of our church body, and we would love for you to join us.
Many youth participate in our Sunday Morning Worship through serving in one of our teams. Young people are encouraged to join in as we worship together, share scripture and prayers, and fellowship after the service.
Youth Gatherings take place during the second half of Sunday Morning Worship. This group is for young people in school years 7-9 (ages 11-14) and is a place for all the young people to meet together for a time of community building, fun, discussion and prayer. Youth Gatherings don’t take place on the first Sunday of the month and the youth stay in the service which gives them the opportunity to serve and participate in worship with the rest of the church.
There are several opportunities during the week and throughout the year for teens:
Youth Discipleship Group
This is a group for young people in years 10-13 (aged 14-18) to meet together to socialise, read the Bible and pray for one another. The group usually meets in the home of one of the youth leaders. If you’d like more details on where we meet please get in contact.
Each summer a group of the young people from Kings go to a summer festival together for a time of fellowship, fun and growing in their faith. This is great time for the young people to encounter God, learn more about following Jesus and deepening their friendships with one another. Over the last few years we have been to Soul Survivor and we are planning to go to Dreaming the Impossible in the future.
Dive and Deeper
Dive and Deeper are weekly meetings hosted by LOL, a joint ministry between Kings and St John’s Neville’s Cross. Kings has been one of several partner churches to sponsor this ministry for many years. Both weekly groups include time to hang out, play games, and discuss the Bible as well as issues of Christian faith and life. LOL provides an opportunity for Durham’s Christian youth to build community together and invite their friends. For more info, speak to Fay Brice or get in contact.
Dive (School Years 7-9) – Mondays 7:00-8:30 p.m., St. Margaret’s Antioch House (66 Crossgate DH1 4PR)
Deeper (School Years 10-13) – Wednesdays 7:15-9:15 p.m., St. John’s Church at Neville’s Cross (DH1 4DU)
LOL Youth Getaway
Each autumn LOL Youth Ministry organises a weekend away to Whithaugh Park in the Scottish Borders for young people from both Dive and Deeper. Whithaugh Park is a great place for young people to explore the outdoors, try out new activities such as a 200m zipwire and low ropes course and to grow in their faith through the opportunity to get away and worship and pray together with other young people. The Autumn Getaway normally takes place during the first weekend of the October half term holiday. For more info, speak to Fay Brice or get in contact.
For children (aged 6 months – 11 years), please visit our children’s page on kcd.org.uk/children/