Connect is a youth event for anyone in Year 6 to Year 13 which aims to connect young people with God and each other which is now in our second year! Yay! Over the last 2 years we have seen an increase in the number of young people and churches coming to the event which is just amazing. Praise God!
We know that some churches are currently unable to offer any youth provision and so we hope that this space provides an opportunity for some age relevant time with God for you and also for you to build relationships with other young people in Liverpool and beyond who are interested in exploring what being in a relationship with God might mean for them.
The event takes place at the Academy of St Nicholas School, Garston (next to Dunelm Mill)
The format for each event is that we meet at 6 pm for food and some social time in the sixth form social area of the school. The food is pizza, chips, hot dogs, cake, fruit, vege’s and drinks. We can cater for any special dietary requirements if you let us know in advance!
At 6.30 pm we head to the drama studio for a welcome and introduction to the theme of each event. We then worship God together using modern worship songs led by young people across many of the churches in Liverpool.
At around 6.45 pm we break into age related groups. Those in year 6-8 then attend 2 sessions on the theme of the event. This can incorporate games, drama, music, discussions, creativity and thinking about how we collectively might respond to issues in the world in our outward ministry.
Those in year 10-13 have one longer session all together to allow them time to go deeper with the theme.
At 6.50 pm we return to the drama studio for a final message.
At the last connect in the summer term we have a social. Last year we had an inflatable assault course, rodeo bull, gladiator duels, bbq, music and other fun and games.
Connect is entirely run on a voluntary basis. We try and encourage youth workers from different churches and schools to lead our sessions each time we meet. If you would like to help us out by in leading one of the sessions or you have musical gifts you would like to share in our sung worship please get in touch via our contact page.
We would love to see you at the next event!
Lorraine, Tash and Andrew
Connect Planning Team