Youth Ministry

Welcome to the Vine!

It’s great you’re here! The Vine is a group for high schoolers where we aim to make new friends, deepen old friendships, have lots of fun and together work out what life’s about, as Jesus tell it.
Our programs run on Friday nights and Sundays in the term time. Have a look below for things that are going on at the moment, or send Josh Lewis an email for more information at josh.lewis@standys.org.au.

Vine Fridays (years 7 and up)

 
This Friday is our final night of the year for the Vine. And we’ll be celebrating with a bit of a Christmas party to wrap up the year!
 
Time: 13th Dec, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: The church – corner of Water and Cleveland Streets
Bring: $5 for dinner, wear something horribly Christmas-y, and bring your worst Christmas joke.
 
On Fridays, the Vine (for high schoolers) predominantly meet as small groups in separate locations. Each of these groups has a key leader, and meeting separately allows them to do tailored activities and Bible studies, grow stronger relationships in the small group, and provide an easy place to invite friends.

The first and last weeks of each term, and often one week in the middle, will be ‘All- In’ nights, where the whole youth group comes together.

This term, we’re using material based on the New City Catechism. The groups run in different locations, generally: year 7 boys at the church, yr 8 boys at the Parkers’, year 9 and 10 boys at the Rees’, girls at the Tongs’. Contact josh.lewis@standys.org.au if you need further details about the locations.

Here are some key dates for this term:

18-Oct – All In (at St Andrew’s, Wahroonga)
25-Oct – Small groups
1-Nov – Small groups
8-Nov – Small groups
15-Nov – All In
22-Nov – Small groups
29-Nov – Small groups
6-Dec – Small groups
13-Dec All In (final week of term)

Vine Sundays (years 6-9)

On Sundays, at the same time as morning church, the Vine (years 6-9) will meet at Prouille Primary School (across the road from church). This will essentially be a church service for youth – we’ll pray, sing and hear a Bible talk. We’ll have morning tea together, before returning across to the church building. During the school holidays, Viners are encouraged to stay in church with the adults. 

Senior Vine (years 10-12)

Year 10-12 meets on Sunday arvos (4 – 5 pm) at the church to hang out, read the Bible and then head to Night Church together at 6 pm. In term 4, we’re learning how to lead our own Bible studies.


Friday afternoons for Year 6

 
1 group for Year 6 boys + 1 group for Year 6 girls = Club 66.
Food, activities, friends and learning about God.
 

Camps

STAMPEDE (St Andrew’s Youth Camp for high schoolers + year 6) – usually during the spring school holidays. This year we had a great time up at Lake Macquarie, looking at the topic of what it means to be a human being, made in God’s image.

KYCK (Katoomba Youth Convention for high schoolers). We enjoyed KYCK in April, and are looking forward to heading back again next year!