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Minister’s Letter – Introducing our Youth Team for 2022

Jan 30 – Introducing our Youth Team for 2022

The people I’m about to mention are an answer to prayer. Those following our prayer points may have noticed a repeated request: Pray for the gathering of a faithful and effective team of paid and volunteer ministry leaders at our church for next year. The repetition was born of anxiety. With Tim Young leaving, a hole was opening in our youth leadership team. Our Sunday morning children’s ministry needed more support, with a small leadership team accommodating an increasing spread of ages among the children. A student minister may have helped either of these situations, but our advertising was to no avail. How would God answer this prayer?

He answered it by providing a team of volunteers, increasing our youth team from 3 to 5! A group for high schoolers will be run by Alex and Sharna Roch during our 10:00am service, while Joseph Shin, Luke Bryant and Penny Carpentier will run our Friday night youth programme. Of course, a leadership team of 6 or more would be great! Contact me if you would like to be involved.

Continue praying for these volunteers as they settle into their new roles: for integrity of life and teaching and for good relationships with one-another and those they lead. And remember to not “be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6)!

Martin Kemp