YF is for pupils in S1 Plus and it takes place on Sunday evenings. We encourage the young people to attend the CBC Evening Service from 7-8pm before going over to Hunter House with the leaders at 8pm. YF then finishes at 9.30pm. We encourage all our young people to attend the Evening Service before going over to Hunter House as it teaches our young people how to participate in a full service as part of the larger church family and how to listen to God's word preached.
However YF does not always take place in Hunter House; at the moment we run a varied schedule as follows:
Drama&Creative@HH - 8-9:30pm
This is a two part night, where the first part is interactive teaching towards the church calendar event (eg. Christmas, Easter). The second part is participating in creating a drama for these calendar events. For Christmas 2019 we are working on a drama and song that focuses on the question of who this child is and what happened to him. This will be fun and creative, and ultimately be bringing out the meaning of Christmas. In the new year we will be doing a similar thing towards Easter about Jesus' Death & Resurrection.
'An Evening With...' - 7-8:30pm
On these nights (usually the last Sunday of the month), running parallel to the evening service, the young people will go with the leaders to a church member's home, where they will enjoy supper and getting to know the hosts a little more. The reason we encourage this interaction between the young people and others within the congregation is to help build relationships, learn a little about other peoples story of faith and to encourage the young people that they are part of the whole church family. It helps the congregation to get to know the young people better and to encourage one another in their faith. This is an evening that all our young people thoroughly enjoy and look forward to. Parents are given details of the host home and asked to collect the young people at 8.30pm however arrangements can be made to drop young people at their homes if necessary.
Teaching@HH - 8-9:30pm
The leaders and young people go to Hunter House after the evening service and this is where we have a focussed evening looking at God's word and how to apply it to our lives (either studying specific Bible themes, passages or Topics). Our young people and leaders alike get a great deal out of this evening and it is always a great evening to join us if you haven't before. Last year most of our YF have just entered High School, so we explored what the Bible says about Friendship & Identity, and how to navigate this in a wise way that will benefit now and for the future. One of the resources we also have access to is Rightnow Media, which has an extensive library of video studies, both Biblical and topical. When you join the CBC website you will have access to Rightnow Media which allows our young people to continue using this great resource at home as well as at YF.
Details of what is going on are available on our weekly church newsletter. You can sign up to the newsletter by registering on this website.
For more information please contact Cal Morrison, who co-ordinates the youth ministry here at CBC and he will be happy to help.