Willowfield Youth wants to see an army of young people changing this community, making a positive difference and following in the example of Jesus and his teaching.
This is the place to be on Friday night. All sorts of activities take place here such as table–tennis, nail–painting, karaoke, Xbox & PS4, UV parties and anything else the team can come up with. Active Youth, 8.30pm – 10pm at the Church Halls.
This is an opportunity for young people to experience a new sport! Sports will change every 6 weeks, giving you every opportunity to become a master of a new sport! This is for young people in Y8 – Y14 every Thursday from 4.30pm – 6pm in Willowfield Church Halls.
pursYOU, is all about putting you, the young person at the centre. Taking time out to have banter, be inspired, reflective, informed and up–skilled. pursYOU runs on Tuesdays with every week in a different format. The 1st Tuesday of each month are cell groups, the 2nd is Locate. The opportunity to locate where you’ve been, where you are and where you’re going. A keynote speaker will share their story and we have to opportunity to reflect on our stories in our cell groups. The 3rd Tuesday is UrChoice, an opportunity to dissect an issue that is relevant to you, become informed and therefore make informed choices around this issue. Finally the last week is Skills Thrills, an opportunity to learn a new skill, from learning how to cook salted chilli chicken from scratch to learning how to change a bike tyre! Taking place in Willowfield Church Halls, anyone in Y8 – Y14 is welcome to attend.
Cell groups are an opportunity for you and your mates to get together and run the show! Between 5 & 15 of you meeting together, you organise the itenary and you have 2 leaders doing life with you.
Saturday Night Life
If you are engaged in our programmes on a Sunday or during the week, we want to create an opportunity for you to do life with one another. Saturday night LIFE will consist of themed nights and plenty of outings to other youth Christian events. Saturday night LIFE will be from 8 – 10pm.
If you attend Ashfield Boys/Girls or Breda Academy we work alongside other churches to support you and your mates in your school context. We are in drawing alongside pupils, supporting you in any way we can and also running environments where you can come along, bring your mates and grow in your faith!
We hit Breda Academy on a Tuesday lunchtime doing detached work, building relationships and running faith based small groups. On Thursday lunchtime you will find us facilitating SU.
Ashfield Boys you will find us in Mr McConnell’s room on a Monday lunchtime, running “Connect”, connecting with God and each other. On Friday lunchtime you will find us in Ashfield Girls, helping run the drop in.
The Great Escape
The Great Escape, or Camp as it’s also known takes place during July or August each year.
We take 50 – 60 young people along with 20 leaders away for a week of activities, these range from go–karting, watersports, beach days, forest days, sports days and more. No Great Escape is ever the same with new themes uniquely shaping each year.
Our 2017 Camp is in the Cleenish Centre in Enniskillen and will take place from the 14 – 19 August. If you would like more info, or to book your place, contact Stuart Douglas.
Summer Madness has been running for thirty years and is the largest Christian youth festival in Ireland. Taking place at Glenarm Castle in the first weekend in July, we pack our tents and sleeping bag and camp for the five day festival. If you would like more info, or to book your place to this years festival, contact Stuart Douglas.