We are so encouraged by (and just about recovered from!) our annual youth weekend away at the end of January, which saw 127 young people and their leaders join us for a fun-filled, God centred time away.
Young people from ten different churches across Coventry & Warwickshire came along for a weekend of outdoor activities, Bible teaching and friendship.
The weekend started with Thrive’s Young Leaders organising games on Friday evening to get people mixing and having fun right from the start. This really set the tone for the weekend – that it was about young people having fun together whilst exploring their faith and encouraging each other with support from leaders.
Saturday and Sunday saw lots of adrenaline pumped activities such as high rope courses, zip wires and abseiling, as well as some activities closer to the ground like archery or inflatable challenges. Saturday evening’s silent disco was a first for the Basecamp line up and went down brilliantly. (Not so silent though!)
Throughout the weekend, seminars, talks and late-night worship sessions gave plenty of time to reflect, learn and connect with God.
Thrive’s Andy Castle, who led the weekend said, “I enjoyed seeing people from ten different churches, and different backgrounds, all coming together and worshipping God together. It was obvious people were having fun and that we were spending time in God’s presence.”
“It was also great to see youth leaders committed to their young people, engaging with them in discussion and having fun together at the silent disco!”
Some of the early feedback from young people has been so encouraging.
“I loved the teaching on the bible.”
[I learnt] “That god loves me no matter what I am going through.”
“I loved that I got to grow closer to my friends whilst having the best time, thanks for a great weekend.🙂”
Let’s pray for those who came that they will continue to want to get to know Jesus better and the commitments they made to read their Bible more will be kept and they will grow closer to Jesus as a result.