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Central Youth Programme

Youth are an important part of New Community's Central congregation, and we've set up our Next Generation Pathway just for them! This Pathway is 'the journey that our children and young people take towards Jesus as they grow up', and consists of five core elements, that are values at every stage of the Pathway:

- Truth: The Biblical truth that we want to teach our 0-18s to know about God.
- Encounter: Providing space for our 0-18s to experience God for themselves.
- Family: Encouraging our 0-18s to build relationships across the church body, to ensure a sense of belonging.
- Gateways: Ensuring the Pathway is accessible, and that 0-18s are able to join it at any stage.
- Milestones: Celebrating certain stages of childhood that children and families can look forward to and celebrate.

We want all young people who are either born into, or brought into, New Community Church to remain lifelong followers of Jesus.

You can find out more about our different Sunday and midweek youth groups below.

Please note that our youth ministry is run by an experienced team of volunteers who have all been safely recruited to work with children and young people. You can find out more about our policies in our our safeguarding policy document.

678

678 is our Sunday morning group for younger youth, providing them with an opportunity to explore faith in a fun environment.

Who it's for: Youth in school years 6-8.
When: Sunday mornings (except in August).
Where: Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF.
For more information: Please email nextgen@newcommunity.org.uk.

9+

Our older youth stay in the main meeting for all of the worship and then come out to the coffee shop after the notices, for a short talk and discussion time. On the second Sunday of each month, our older youth serve on team, so there is no group in the coffee shop on those Sundays.

Who it's for: Youth in school years 9+.
When: Sunday morning (except on the second Sunday of each month and during August).
Where: Central Coffee, Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF.
For more information: Please email nextgen@newcommunity.org.uk.

Refuel

Refuel is our mid-week youth group, where we have games, activities, a thought for the day, and a tuck shop.

Who it's for: Youth in school years 6+.
When: Thursday evenings, 7-9pm (term-time only).
Where: Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF.
For more information: Please email nextgen@newcommunity.org.uk.

Older Youth Connect Group

Our Wednesday night connect group is specifically for our older youth, and provides an opportunity for them to hang out with friends, pray and explore their faith in a relaxed setting. It's for youth in school years 9+, and the group usually meets in someone's home.

Please contact nextgen@newcommunity.org.uk for more information about this group.

Youth Socials

The older youth from across New Community Church get together every other month for socials. We run Band of Brothers (for boys) and Soul Sisters (for girls), and organise a range of fun activities, helping our young people to get to know each other better, building strong friendships.

Who it's for: Youth in school years 9-13.
When: Every other month. Check our calendar for dates.
Where: Various venues.
Run by: Calvin Smith
For more information: Please email central@newcommunity.org.uk.