Children's & youth ministry
If you want to find out about what’s going on with all the children’s and youth ministry that St Paul’s Church is involved with then this is a good place to start. At the top of this page you will find a menu bar that covers many of the varied ministries for kids and young people.
On Sundays we have a range of groups for children and young people of all ages - from the babies in creche to the teenagers, there is something for everyone. We have a Wednesday toddler group, on Wednesday nights our older youth meet, on Thursday nights we run a very popular youth group for younger youth called XL, and on Friday nights we are part of the Dorking-wide Youth Club, Soul Connect. We run youth weekends away, movie nights, we mentor young musicians to lead worship, hold seasonal events for all ages, and hold our high energy Holiday Club for primary children every February half-term.
Just remember this isn’t all of it. There’s no record in here of family prayer times at home, pastoral care in the car on the way back from school or parents’ teaching times with their children. There’s also no mention of chats over a coffee with a youth leader, wise words from elders in the church at the end of a service, or the mountains of unrecorded prayer from house groups and individuals, that quietly ploughs into their young lives.
St Paul’s has a full time Children’s and Youth Minister (Steve Henwood) and a part-time Youth Pastor (Rachel Hopper).
I might like to help...
There are dozens of ways to help with our Children and Youth work. It is a great privilege and a great responsibility so we make sure those who take on roles leading our groups get training and are all subject to a DBS (Safeguarding) check and our Safe Recruitment procedures. If you’re thinking the only way to help involves wearing a hoodie, leading a Sunday group or being covered in pritt stick and glitter then think again. The children’s and youth ministry has an increasingly diverse range of needs, such as catering, tech, administration, Child Protection etc. Or maybe you have a skill that we haven’t thought of. For more details talk to Steve Henwood.