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IMPACT – social justice initiative for teenagers

IMPACT is a new Social Justice initiative from St Michael’s youth, for teenagers who are passionate about having a positive impact on the lives of others.

The aim is to make a difference in our community and across our city through acts of kindness.

The first of these monthly events is this coming Tuesday 13th February (2.30pm-5.30pm)  and is open to all teenagers, whether part of St Michael’s or not.

For more information  and to sign up, please head to the St Michael’s youth website  




Soul Survivor

Every year the St Michael’s Youth Team head up a trip to Soul Survivor.  But what’s it all about? We thought it would be great to find out and get some feedback, so we’ve asked a couple of our youth  – Jess Mead and George Wicks – to tell us more:

 

George says:

“Soul survivor is a camping festival designed to encourage, equip and empower young people in their relationship with Jesus. There are various seminars and activities throughout the festival, and two meetings each day for the five days. There are times of brilliantly intense but meaningful worship, as well as powerful prayer ministry, profound sermons, and other things that strengthen one’s relationship with Jesus.

I personally really enjoyed Soul Survivor for three main reasons. Firstly, there are so many opportunities to personally meet with God, and see the amazing things he is doing in the world, and  at soul survivor. Secondly, there is such an atmosphere of friendliness. Wherever you go there are people smiling, and no-one seems to be a stranger. Finally, camping in a cold field with your youth group is amazing fun. All the spare time was great; just chatting to friends and playing games. I will definitely go again next year and would recommend it to anyone considering coming with us”

 

And Jess reports:

“Soul Survivor is where 6,500 people (mainly youth) gather to celebrate and learn about the love and grace of God. There was around 20 people from St Michaels who went on Week C. The week is filled with electric worship, reflective prayer and insightful seminars. There is also opportunity to strengthen relationships inside your youth group with cafes, football matches and parties to visit. The whole experience can be quite intense but it truly does develop your faith and change your perspective on God and his church. Some of my favourite aspects of Soul Survivor 2016 included the worship, spending time with friends and seeing Gods work in me and everyone else in the Big Top. Soul Survivor helps me to grow my relationship with God but it also equips me for the journey of seeking God after the week is over and you go back home. “

 

It sounds like it was a great week!

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Some of St Mike’s Youth at Soul Survivor 2016

 

 




Pokemon spotted on The Green

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Its been great over the past few days to see groups of of children, parents and more than a few adults that seem to have forgotten the children hunting Pokemon on The Green and around the Church.

The Church, Old School Rooms & War Memorial are all Pokestops so why not let the kids go hunting whilst you sit outside the Coffee Shop and enjoy one of our freshly made coffees – you can even use the free wifi so you save some data for your own Pokemon hunting later on.

Just please try not to catch any during the services on Sunday!




3 Vacancies – Emerging Generations team

 

  • Assistant youth minister
  • Youth ministry internship
  • Student and 20’s ministry internship

Want to make a difference with your life? Want to be equipped to lead in the future, whilst making an impact today? We are looking for our 3 key members of our team to join the church’s Emerging Generations team.

Our 2 youth ministry vacancies will play a significant part in our plan to share the Gospel with 20,000 young people over 5 years, as well as mentoring 480 pupils and hosting a prayer room for 4,000+ students. You will work with around 95 young people each week through a variety of different clubs and activities.

Assistant youth minister – Working alongside the youth minister, you will take responsibility for the delivery and leadership of key elements of our youthwork. Partnering with South West Youth Ministries, you will gain a BA hons in applied theology and youthwork over 3 years.

Youth ministry internship – A year adapted to you, in order to develop your gifts including opportunities for; leadership, preaching, healing, missionary work, church planting, worship leading, schools work, sports ministries, managing teams, mentoring, teaching and more.

Our Student & 20’s ministry internship builds on our strong links with University of the West of England, it’s CU and other student churches of the area to disciple and reach out to our student community. You will also play a key part in running our 20’s life group ensuring continued pastoral care and discipleship with this group.

You will be teachable, good with people and have some experience of ministry.

We can offer you accommodation, all expenses paid and a qualification in theology for all positions.

“This year has been monumental in my growth and has given me so many skills, experiences and great memories to take in to the rest of my life.” – Zoe, 2014 intern.

“The internship has caused me to develop my character and spiritual life in ways I didn’t expect! I couldn’t have predicted what a huge difference it has made in my life!” Sam 2015 intern

Closing date – Sun 8th May, Interviews – Sun 22nd May

For more information contact Joel Preston (Youth Minister) on 0117 969 2486 or email Joel@stmichaelsbristol.org

20’s Intern Application Pack

Youth Ministry Application Pack




Youthwork Internship 2015/16

Want to make a difference with your life? Want to be equipped to lead in the future, whilst making an impact today? We are looking for up to two people to join our intern team in Sept 2015.

You will work closely with around 60 teens per week to see young people become life-long disciples of Jesus, whilst worshipping as part of a church of around 400.

The year will be adapted to you, in order to develop your gifts including opportunities for: leadership, preaching, healing, missionary work, church planting, worship leading, schools work, sports ministries, managing teams, mentoring, teaching and more.

You will be teachable, good with people and have some experience of working with teenagers. We can offer you accommodation, all expenses paid and a qualification in theology.

“The internship has caused me to grow in all areas of my life; to develop my character and spiritual life in ways I didn’t expect! I couldn’t have predicted what a huge difference it has made in my life!” Sam, 2014/15 intern

“I have grown so much by stepping out of my comfort zone, being challenged, seeing God at work, and meeting so many loving people!” Yési, 2014/15 intern

“This year has been monumental in my growth and has given me so many skills, experiences and great memories to take into the rest of my life.” Zoe, 2013/14 intern

Closing date: Mon 4th May
Interviews: Sun 10th May (Date is flexible)

For more info, please see the Youth internship advert. If you have any questions or to get an application pack, contact our Youth Minister, Joel Preston, on 0117 969 2486 or Joel@stmichaelsbristol.org.




St Mike’s Youth “Jobs Box”

Just a reminder that the St Mike’s youth “Jobs Box” project is still happening.

If you have some jobs to do around the house or garden… we can help! And all donations go to HOTC. There is a box in the OSR foyer where you can post your requests! Or feel free to email Yési if you have any questions.

“I had a ton of top soil delivered in a huge carry bag. Four young men came armed with shovels. They got a system going and cleared the job in an hour. They made a new flower bed, raked it over, cleared up behind themselves and were very obliging. They appeared to enjoy their task! I would recommend them to anyone.” Alison Emsley

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