Here at ChristChurch we are on a mission to see the young people of Hailsham come to know who Jesus is and what it is to be a disciple among their peers. Emmy Bourne, who heads up the youth work, and her fantastic team are passionate to create a space for young people to feel welcomed, encouraged and rooted in our church community as well as equipping them for life after youth!
Just as the rest of the church do, the young people meet throughout the week for various different events.
Rooted: Community runs every Friday night during school term from 7pm-9pm – this is a space for the young people to come and hang out, enjoying our facilities which include a pool table, table tennis, basketball, football, xbox, a creative space and a tuck shop. It’s a relaxed environment with plenty of space to enjoy community and bring along friends!
Rooted: Study runs every Sunday evening during school term from 6.30pm-8.30pm. It’s during this time that we explore the bible, look at who Jesus is, what it is to be a Christian and a safe space to ask questions and grow in gifting. We rotate our teaching subjects from creative worship, topics of today and books of the Bible as well as monthly socials.
As well as all of this, we also head out of Hailsham twice a year for Youth Retreat and Newday where we enjoy fellowship as a youth group away from home – this always includes crazy games, late nights and plenty of hot chocolate!