At Trinity Church Brighton, we consider our youth (those in years 7-12) to be fully part of our church and they are encouraged to be in church on Sundays and are welcome to serve and participate.
We also run a youth group, which meets weekly on Friday nights during the school term. We alternate fortnightly between smaller local events focussed on discipleship, and large combined events which bring together youth from across the Trinity Network.
Every fortnight during the school term, we travel together to Trinity Youth, a big gathering of youth from churches in the Trinity Network. Trinity Youth is held at Temple Christian College (Mile End Campus) and includes games, music, Bible talks, friends, food and fun! It’s a great opportunity to learn about God while having heaps of fun with other youth from around Adelaide.
You can find more details about Trinity Youth, including dates and FAQs at www.trinity.church/youth.
Travelling to Temple College
Parents are welcome to drop off and pick up their youth if they’d prefer, but we recommend that our youth come along on our supervised train trip in and out of the events. (Youth need to be ready to pay for the train.)
We meet to get on the train that leaves Oaklands Station at 6:21pm and arrives at Mile End at 6:39pm. Youth are signed in at the station and given wristbands so that when they arrive at Trinity Youth they can skip the queues and go straight in. It’s good to be at the station in plenty of time so that you can find our leaders (who’ll be wearing Trinity Youth gear and lanyards) and make sure they’ve got your details .
At the end of the night, we catch the train that leaves Mile End station at 9:04pm, scheduled to get to Oaklands at 9:21pm where youth will need to be picked up.
On Fridays where we’re not travelling together to the large combined events we meet locally at the Holdfast Bay Community Centre. These events have a different aim and different vibe to the combined events. We still have some fun and we might occasionally do a short talk, but the key is a good length of time in small group bible study, focusing on discipleship and rich relationship building.
When are the Events?
Our local events run from 7:15-9:15pm. These are our dates for 2020:
Term 1: February 7, February 21, March 6 and April 3
Term 2: May 8, May 22, June 5 and June 19
Term 3: July 31, August 14, August 28 and September 11
Term 4: October 23, November 6, November 20 and December 4
What does a typical night look like?
After arriving at 7:15, there’ll be time for a game or some mucking around. This will often be split into seniors (years 10-12) and juniors (years 7-9), although sometimes we might do a more elaborate all-in game. We’ll have supper about 8pm, and then the rest of our evening will be in our small group bible studies.
Who can come?
Like the combined events, anyone in years 7-12 is welcome. While the combined events might be a better for someone who’s new to Jesus, we’ll still make an effort to be welcoming and to make our content accessible for whoever comes along.
We charge $40 per person per term for youth group. This includes both our our large Trinity Youth events as well as our local events and works out to just under $5 a night. If youth only want to come a few times they’re welcome to pay $5 per night they attend. First timers and occasional visitors are free. We don’t take cash payments at youth group, so please make payments online using the following details:
Account Name: Friends of Trinity Trust – Bay
Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BSB: 065 000
Account Number: 1174 1163
Reference: Trinity Youth – (INSERT LASTNAME)
If you’ve got any questions, would like to double check details before coming along or would like more information about our youth ministry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.