At Alks we love and value young people from every walk of life, whether they're part of the church or not.
Scroll down to find out more about the work happening amongst our youth from St Alks.
Boodge (Sunday Mornings)
Boodge is our Sunday morning youth group, incorporating young people in years 7 - 11. We start at 9.45am during term time for toast and hot chocolate then start the session with a time of worship and a game or two before delving into the bible to discover God's plans and purposes for us in our everyday lives. Discipleship, worship, prayer and empowerment is at the heart of what we do - leading to transformation in our individual lives and the world around us.
Epic Youth (wednesday evenings)
This is our term-time, midweek group for youth in years 9 - 13 where everyone is free to be themselves and discover who they are in Christ. We meet from 7 - 9pm and focus on a cycle of discipleship, outreach and prayer alongside regular social events within the group and as part of the citywide youth network 'The Intersection'. We tackle some of the tough stuff in the world through God's eyes and explore our own values and response to God's call on our lives by encouraging and challenging each other. We also serve and participate in wider church events as contributing members of the community.
We also attend Soul Survivor each year and maintain pizza, chocolate and cake as key elements to our hang-outs!
Our youth drop in which runs parallel with Liminal on Sunday nights is a safe space for young people in the community to come and chill, chat and drink hot chocolate over a game of pool. It's an opportunity to sit and chat with someone about 'stuff' and we aim to provide a space with positive role models and mentors, creating an environment that encourages, listens and welcomes consistently.
There is often opportunity for young people within the community to engage with activities and opportunities that help them develop and grow socially and individually.
We contribute within Allestree Woodlands and The Kingsmead Schools (PRU) in a chaplaincy role offering pastoral support, spiritual development and engagement with the life of the schools in an 'all faiths and none' capacity. Pupils are able to organise meetups with the school pastor at any time on Tuesdays to talk through issues in a safe, non-threatening environment. Our mentoring support is run in partnership with XLMentoring and offers long-term mentoring to young people within the church,schools and community who are at risk of exclusion, challenging behaviour and exploitation.
For more information regarding any of these groups or general youth work at St Alkmund's, please contact Elaine@stalkmunds.org.uk