Welcome to the New Year!

Happy New Year! Maybe you’ve made some new year’s resolutions, maybe you’ve steered clear of them! But what about trying out one of our youth groups this year, we have everything from a place to hang out and belong to exploring more about faith, to making a difference to our community and those around us. Whatever it is, you’ll be warmly welcomed and well fed! πŸ˜‰

Sundays: Tribe and Fusion are groups where we share drinks and snacks as we explore faith, pray, get creative, hear stories of what it means to follow Jesus and bring his hope, love and light to the world. Starting back this Sunday πŸ™‚

Christian Unions: Based in our local schools where you can bring along friends, these are mainly made up of people exploring faith, it includes games, biscuits, drinks, videos and discussion about faith and what difference it makes. These start back the week commencing 15th Jan. Gartree: Tues 16th, Beauchamp Weds 17th, Manor Fri 19th.

Nourish is our monthly Sunday night group where again we eat together, we’re focusing on hearing stories of unlikely christians and what that might mean for us, along with time to hang out and play games, table tennis, sports ect. All welcome πŸ™‚ This starts back on Sunday 14th, 6:30pm-7:45pm in the Barnabas.

Friday Night Youth is our youth club with all kinds of youth club type stuff, tuck shop, sports, pool, table tennis, table football, Xbox, games and crafts πŸ™‚ Come along, bring your friends, it’s a great place to make friends and be supported. πŸ™‚ This starts back on Friday 12th Jan 7:30pm-9pm.

We’d love to see you at any of these, you may already come to one and want to try out another, why not!? It’s a great time to try something new and we’d love to help πŸ™‚


Lou πŸ™‚

Youth Weekend Away 2017


We had a great weekend, taking 17 teenagers away for a chance to stop, relax, have fun and explore more about how God loves them, adopts them, walks with them, would give everything for them and gives them a hope for the future. It’s great that several want to explore baptism and confirmation, its great that they felt so at home, it was great to see them look after one another and great to see them have some well deserved rest and realise they are precious to God before they do or prove anything. Bring on next year!

If you’re missing it already – we have the reunion next Sunday evening with pizza pictures and games to reminisce about the weekend. This Sunday, 6:30-7:45 in the Barnabas CentreΒ 

New Term, come and join us!

If you’re not a “churchy person” but you’re interested in faith, this is how our Friday Night Youth young people describe church.
It’s the start of a new term and if you would like to join us for the first time or rejoin us if you’ve not been for a while, in any of our groups, you would be very welcome and we’d love to see you there
Here are some of them, they all kick off next week, take your pick!

Soul Survivor 2017

We’re back from our first and awesome trip to Soul Survivor. It was amazing to worship Jesus together to be reminded of his love for us and to tackle those things that have worn us down. told us we’re not worthy and made us feel rubbish. We were all reminded how much God loves us and how he enables us to live in that freedom, share it with others, pray for others and help those in need.

I absolutely loved it and I’m so excited to take them and even more young people next year. But for now, it’s putting that lived out love into practice, to go and love and inspire like Jesus in our everyday groups, interactions and relationships.

I felt so privileged to see so many young people worshipping Jesus and over 1,000 young people choose Jesus for the first time, just in the week we were there! And it was great to get to know other young people who we camped, ate and shared with, they made it so special.

God is good, God is awesome. God is love. God makes the difference.


Soul Survivor!


In a week’s time some of our young people are off to Soul Survivor for the first time.

It’s time to learn more about jesus and his love for us and the world and how we can make a difference.

Please keep the young people in your prayers, we’re excited for a fantastic week together!

Rend Collective Tour


Rend Collective have a 2018 Tour booked! We’re hoping to take some young people for an awesome night of loud music and cool lights and worship together.

If you’re interested, grab a flyer from Lou, limited spaces and we need to book soon before tickets run out!

Thursday 8th Feb in the evening, Riverside Centre, Derby (transport will be provided.)

Tickets: Β£10 (subsidised by us from Β£18 to make them more affordable.)

Heaven is for Real.


This Sunday evening we have a youth film night with food drinks and a film that helps us to think about the big questions of life and death, loss and hope, heaven and what matters in this life. This is based on the story of a boy who believes he goes to heaven after a near death experience, it’s a compelling and powerful film and very apt considering recent events and how we process what has happened and how we face life to it’s fullest.

All welcome, we’d love to see you there. It’s all free, just a comfy space with good food, a good film and good company πŸ™‚

This Sunday evening 6:30pm-8:30pm – The Barnabas Centre. Contact Lou if you need any more details πŸ™‚

Watch the trailer here

Pray for our World


On Sunday morning in youth we spent some time praying for London, Manchester, Kabul, Baghdad and the rest of the world, including the loss suffered in our own community in the last few weeks.

We believe God hears our prayers and cares for the things that are on our hearts, they are things that break his heart too.



Last night at FNY we had a prayer room available to pray for our world and for events closer to home, including this week’s Manchester attack. It’s important that our young people know that God cares deeply about these things and to give them an opportunity to respond and reflect in times like this.

We continue to pray for manchester and our world, for love, hope and peace.