Pathfinders is the All Saints’ youth group for 14-18 year olds. We are a small but lively group who meet for Bible study, discussion and socials throughout the year. The vision of the group is to help the Pathfinders engage with the Christian faith, grow in their relationship with God and become equipped to lead flourishing lives of Christian discipleship. Our goal is to help each Pathfinder know the personal life-giving love of God and to live an adventurous and joyful life, passing on this love to others.
We have recently decided to change when we meet, and so from this September 2015 onwards, we are meeting two Sunday evenings a month from 6.00-8.30pm, either in one of the group leaders’ homes, or in the Barber Rooms (we will no longer be meeting on Sunday mornings during the church service). We are hoping that this will give the opportunity for more young people to come along, especially those who are busy with sports and other activities on a Sunday morning. The evenings are a mix of social activity plus teaching from the Bible and we are about to start a series looking at a wide range of areas on the topic of relationships.
The years between 14 and 18 are important ones – crucial decisions are made about exams, courses and university places, as well as choices about beliefs, lifestyle and relationships. It is an exciting and foundational time of life, and as Pathfinder leaders it is a privilege to support the Pathfinders during these years.
If you would like more information on Pathfinders and when the group meets, please contact one of the group leaders (contact information is in the inside front cover of the parish magazine). We really look forward to welcoming new Pathfinders into the group!
The programme includes a mixture of activities and study, looking at issues facing young people today and how we apply the Bible to our lives in the 21st century.
For young people in School Year 8 and above.
The QUEST Group is for young people who may be interested in Confirmation. There is no commitment to being confirmed at the end; we encourage young people to come along and explore Christian faith together, and in due course make a decision whether Confirmation is right for them.