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 some targetted events for youth on Friday nights during school term. These alternate fortnightly between small local events and large combined events run by a team of people across our network.
Our local events are more low-key, and focus on bible study and building deep relationships, while our combined events are a chance to do something high-energy and meet youth from across Adelaide.
When and where are the events? 7:15-9:15pm at the Holdfast Bay Community Centre, 51 King George Ave, Hove.
What does a typical night look like? After arriving around 7:15, there’ll be time to muck around and chat. We might occasionally do an all-in game of some sort, and then around 8pm we’ll have supper and then the rest of our evening we’ll spend doing a bible study together. We might do that as one big group or break into two smaller groups depending on how many are there on the night.
Who can come? Our local youth events are targeted at anyone in year 7-10. When youth reach year 11 they’re invited to join our young adults group, but if they’d like to have one more year in youth they’re also welcome to do that. Year 6s are also welcome to attend if parents/caregivers think it’s appropriate (please chat to us). While our combined events are particularly targeted at youth who don’t necessarily have any church experience, we still work hard to make our local events accessible for anyone, whatever their background or beliefs.
Combined Events (Trinity Youth)
When and where are the events? 7-9pm at Temple Christian College, Mile End Campus.
What does a typical night look like? After arriving a bit before 7pm, there’ll be chill out time with food, games and sport to get involved with. Everyone will be asked to be seated in the main auditorium by 7:30pm where we’ll have singing, some fun up-the-front content and a 10-15 minute talk about something to do with life and Jesus. It’s all designed to be accessible to anyone who comes along. The main content wraps up around 8:30pm and there’s more time for food and hanging out. Some nights we might mix it up a bit more and run a big game with everyone getting involved.
Who can come? Anyone in years 7-12 is welcome. These events are designed to be accessible to anyone, so don’t be afraid to come along or bring a friend
How do I get to Temple College? Youth are welcome to make their own way to Temple or be dropped off, but they’re also welcome to join a group of us (including leaders) that will head to Temple on the train from Oaklands Station. Youth will need to be ready to pay for the train. We catch the 6:21pm train from Oaklands (arriving at Mile End station at 6:39pm), and on the way back catch the Flinders Line train that leaves Mile End at 8:56pm, before transferring at Woodlands Park to the Seaford train that arrives back at 0aklands at 9:21pm. Look out for our leaders in the back carriage.
You can find more details about Trinity Youth at www.trinity.church/youth.
When are the Events?
We alternate fortnightly on Fridays between our large events and our local events. Here are the dates for 2021:
|Term 1||Term 3|
|Feb 5||Kick off @Matt’s House||Jul 23||Combined Youth @Temple|
|Feb 12||Combined Youth @Temple||Jul 30||Local Youth @Hove|
|Feb 19||Local Youth @Hove||Aug 6||Combined Youth @Temple|
|Feb 26||Combined Youth @Temple||Aug 13||Local Youth @Hove|
|Mar 5||Local Youth @Hove||Aug 20||Combined Youth @Temple|
|Mar 12||Combined Youth @Temple||Aug 27||Local Youth @Hove|
|Mar 19||Local Youth @Hove||Sep 3||Combined Youth @Temple|
|Mar 26||Combined Youth @Temple||Sep 10||Local Youth @Hove|
|Apr 2||No Youth – Good Friday||Sep 17||Combined Youth @Temple|
|Apr 9||Combined Youth @Temple|
|Term 2||Term 4|
|Apr 30||Combined Youth @Temple||Oct 15||Combined Youth @Temple|
|May 7||Local Youth @Hove||Oct 22||Local Youth @Hove|
|May 14||Combined Youth @Temple||Oct 29||Combined Youth @Temple|
|May 21||Local Youth @Hove||Nov 5||Local Youth @Hove|
|May 28||Combined Youth @Temple||Nov 12||Combined Youth @Temple|
|Jun 4||Local Youth @Hove||Nov 19||Local Youth @Hove|
|Jun 11||Combined Youth @Temple||Nov 26||Combined Youth @Temple|
|Jun 18||Local Youth @Hove||Dec 3||Local Youth @Hove|
|Jun 25||Combined Youth @Temple||Dec 10||Combined Youth @Temple|
We charge $40 per person per term for youth group. This includes both 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 (i.e. $25 a term to attend all the large youth events, or $20 a term to attend only our local events). 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 LAST NAME)
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 contact Matt Winter.