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Youth @ WBC

 

Hi everyone, it is great that you are looking at this page.

We love our youth and in both our younger youth and older youth we want to find out who God is and his plans for us, how we can walk with Jesus 24/7 and grow in our understanding and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

We do this by journeying together, having fun, encouraging each other and getting to know the bible and what it says to us as young people.
 

Sunday morning youth (school years 6 upwards)

We meet during the morning service with the rest of church to worship together for the first part before heading up to the youth lounge  where we have yummy snacks, chat about our week and get to know Jesus and each other more.
 

Chatterbox (school years 5 and 6)

This is our monthly session that meet on a Sunday afternoon (5.00-6.15pm) at WBC for more yummy snacks, games and is a place where we get to know Jesus more and his amazing plans for our lives.

 

Sunday Night Youth Hub – 6.30pm-8.30pm

This is our main youth evening where we all meet to hang out, chat, have fun, build
friendships, eat pizza, drink hot chocolate, before splitting off into smaller groups to explore
Gods word and apply it to our situations.

These include looking at:
  • Our place in the world – mission/ gift and talents
  • Identity
  • Relationships
  • Wellbeing and so much more
We are also going to be having trips out and occasional Friday night socials - watch this
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If you (or your young person) are struggling in any way, do check out our Youth Pastoral Care page.
Rhonda Sparrey youth work coordinator  

Youth Work Coordinator

Rhonda Sparrey coordinates our youth team. If you have questions about our youth programme do get in touch with her on youthcoordinator@wallingfordbaptist.co.uk.

All children's and youth work undertaken at WBC is governed by our Safeguarding Children Policy, and you can download a copy here: Safeguarding Children Policy.

 

If you are (or have) an under-18 year old attending one or more of our activities, it is really important that we have an up to date record of things like allergies and emergency contacts. Please complete the medical and consent form.

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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details below) for our Sunday Service starting at 10.30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

Plan your journey: 

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Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is a disabled toilet in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10.30am with a warm welcome from our Pastor or another member of our team. Then we have a time of sung worship, led by musicians. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the Bible. Sometimes people share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This might seem strange the first time you hear it but it’s all part of our connecting with God. One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is Bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song.

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What about my children?

We have a great programme lined up for children of all ages:

  • Creche (0 months to 3 years). Children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their grown-up at all times.
  • Splashgang (school years R-2) and Supergang (school years 3-6) - these groups are currently combined into one.
  • Young people (school year 6+) are in for the first part of the service and then go to their own group

We are still transitioning our way back to 'normal' and so, on some Sundays our children will be with their parents (or other adults) for the first part of the service and then go off to their groups after 20 or 30 minutes. On other Sundays, they will be in their groups from 10.30am until the service has finished
Group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, Bible stories, praying, music, craft, fun games and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.

On the first Sunday of each month we usually have an "All-Age" Service where we all worship God together as a church family.

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Getting Connected


Life Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our life groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out our Life Groups page and contact us. We can put you in touch with a life group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

 
Other Ministries

We also run/support the following ministries:

Get in touch with us if you would like to know more
If you have any questions about what we do please complete this form and someone will get back to you.
 
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 

Leadership 

Simon Hudson
Revd Simon Hudson, Senior Pastor
Simon's vision is taken from Acts 20:20 - to get the Christian message into homes on a regular basis - and so he is always willing to visit people to offer pastoral support and spiritual care. You can find his teaching via our media page and, when time allows he blogs at acts2020.wordpress.com.
 
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church. We look forward to getting to know you!