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.
 

Stampede Youth Camp – Rego Open

Click here for more details and to register at the special early bird rate!

Order your Stampede T-shirt here – only $15  


 

Vine Fridays (years 7 and up)

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 FRIDAY (23rd August), we’re going to UNITED.
UNITED is a combined churches event that aims to get a bunch of new youth connected to churches! It’s on at Chatswood Concourse 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm on Friday, August 23rd, but we’ll be meeting in Wahroonga to catch the train down together. If you’re inviting a friend, get them to meet us at Wahroonga (or you could get them to see us down there at Chatswood, too).
Going: Arrive at Wahroonga station at 5:45 for 6:01 train to Chatswood.
Coming Back: We’ll catch the 21:21 train from Chatswood. Pick up 21:45 at Wahroonga.
Bring: Opal card to get to Chatswood and back – about $5 total for a student. Dinner is included as part of the night.
 
On most Fridays, we’re in our small groups again. We’ll be using issue of #4 of the Engage material, which includes Bible studies on Ecclesiastes and John and a few other books. The groups will run at the same locations as last term – 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.
 
STAMPEDE is our youth camp for year 6 and high-schoolers, running 27th-30th September (end of this term). Registrations are open! Click here for more details and to register.
 
Here is a summary of the key dates for the term:
 
26-Jul    All In – at St Andrew’s, Wahroonga.
2-Aug     Small Groups – offsite. If you need more details about the locations, contact Josh.
3-Aug     (Saturday) – UNITED launch night at St Andrew’s Roseville
9-Aug     Small Groups
16-Aug   Small Groups
23-Aug  UNITED – combined churches youth event
30-Aug  All In – at St Andrew’s, Wahroonga.
6-Sep     Small Groups
13-Sep   Small Groups
20-Sep  Small Groups
27-Sep  STAMPEDE
 

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. In term 3, we’re looking at putting off the old self, and putting on the new self – what it means to live as a Christian.

Senior Vine (years 10-12)

ear 10 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 3, we’re looking at some of the messages our culture gives us about how to live life, and how living with Jesus as Lord changes that.


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) – 27th-30th Sept. This year we’re extending our time up at Lake Macquarie by about a day, so Stampede will run Friday arvo – Monday arvo on the first week of the spring school holidays. The cost is $200, or early bird rate of $190.

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

 

Dates

Here is a summary for the dates for this rest of this year:

  • Term 3 Vine starts       July 26
  • Term 3 ends                  Sep 20
  • STAMPEDE                  Sep 27-30
  • Term 4 Vine starts      Oct 18
  • Term 4 Vine ends       Dec 20