All our young people in Years 7-13 are part of Bromley Town Church Youth, with various opportunities to for our teens and pre-teens to build great friendships, develop their faith, encounter God in worship and discover who they were created to be.
As well as our regular services and socials, our youth team organises times for the young people to dedicate time away from their busy lives to focus on God, joining with other young people at youth events such as Soul Survivor and BTCY weekends.
During the COVID-19 crisis, we will be posting ideas for family engagement with young people here. Please do feel free to explore these and use as a young person, or with young people in your family, to encounter God through His word during these times. Please do not hesitate to use the "contact us" button if you want to talk through any of your thoughts or feelings - just send a brief message and a member of the youth team will be happy to be in touch with you - whether a young person or a parent of a young person - so that we can stand together and support each other during the coming challenges.
When our building is open and we are able to meet together, Youth Academy runs every Sunday during term time for young people in Years 7-9.
A typical Sunday sees our young people join with those in the main service for praise and worship, leaving the main hall around 11am to meet in The Lounge. The Youth Academy team is committed to provide a safe space for young people to explore their faith while equipping them to live for Jesus. Our three-year programme seeks to allow every young person to build on the foundations of faith, asking questions and being guided by Biblical wisdom and the Holy Spirit. We cover topics such as: how to really read the Bible, finding our God-given identity, building healthy relationships, hearing God's voice, how to get back up after we fall down, and how to share our faith with others - as well as many more. The young people themselves are instrumental in helping us develop their learning programmes.
Each session includes interaction, games, opening the Bible and discussion led by our team of youth leaders.
During the COVID-19 crisis, we would like to encourage all of our Youth Academy students to watch the main BTC Online service with their families.
Our youth team are also facilitating fortnightly Zoom calls for what will be the 2020-2021 Youth Academy cohort (who will currently be year 6, year 7 and year 8), which will run every other Tuesday from 7:15-8:00pm, re-starting Tuesday 14 July. If you would like to find out more about these, please use the "contact us" button at the bottom of this page. Regular Youth Academy parents should have received an email with more details.
If you are not regularly attending Youth Academy, but would like to join the conversation with others who are seeking God and trying to figure out what faith looks like when our world is changing beyond anyone's expectations, we would always be happy to chat. Please do get in touch and a member of our youth team will be in contact as soon as we can.
YoungLife is a life group dedicated to those in years 10-13.
It's about building community and supporting one another in the highs and lows of our everyday life. We want to encourage each other to grow in faith and live a life of purpose! We meet together every other Tuesday evening from 7-8.30pm in a youth leaders home setting.
To find out the location please click the "Contact Us" button at the bottom of the page.
During the COVID-19 crisis, especially given the unprecedented decision to cancel summer exams and the questions that young people in this age group will be experiencing about their future, our youth leaders are in regular contact with our Young Life group via social media and will use existing groups to share thoughts, feelings and resources. While Young Life meetings are suspended, please use the "contact us" button to make sure you have access to people to talk to when you need.
We would like to encourage all of our Young Life students to watch the main BTC Online service with their families.
Our youth team are also facilitating fortnightly Zoom calls for what will be the 2020-2021 Young Life cohort (who will currently be year 9-13, and university returners who would like to join), which will re-start every other Tuesday from 7:15-8:00pm, Tuesday 7 July. If you would like to find out more about these, please use the "contact us" button below. Regular Young Life students and parents should have already received these details.
If you are not regularly attending Young Life, but would like to join the conversation with others who are seeking God and trying to figure out what faith looks like when our world is changing beyond anyone's expectations, we would always be happy to chat. Please do get in touch and a member of our youth team will be in contact as soon as we can.
If you have further questions concerning our BTCY experience or visiting Bromley Town Church with young people, simply click the button below and get in touch with us!