Tyndale, our group for 14-18 year olds, meets every Sunday night from 7:30-9:30pm, usually in the newly refurbished Parish Centre. Our motto is “Live, laugh, love!”
Where do we get our name from?…
T y n d a l e :
William Tyndale was an incredible guy who spent his life translating the Bible into English so normal people could read it. The church at the time were totally against this and eventually he was strangled and burned at the stake. He is one of the main reasons we can read our Bibles today.
We believe the Bible is the word of God, and it’s the best way to get to know Him and how to live as a Christian. The Bible underpins everything we do at Tyndale, but once a month we will have an in-depth session looking at a specific passage or issue. Some of us are also doing Youth Alpha this year, so if you are interested in joining, talk to someone who’s doing it!
And what does our motto stand for?….
L i v e :
Being a Christian is about being part of a loving community. Jesus lived with his disciples almost 24/7 and whilst we can’t really do this, we can aim to spend more time together! One of the most obvious things Jesus did is eat with His disciples, so we’re going eat together as often as possible! In the summer holidays we’ll hopefully go to Soul-Survivor for a week camping, and in the autumn 2012 loads of families from church will be going away on a Parish weekend together, camping or in dorms.
L a u g h :
Being a Christian is the absolute best way to live your life! God created us to love Him and love life, so he wants us to have fun! If you don’t believe God has a sense of humour check out the talking donkey in Numbers 22 (not just in Shrek!) or type “laugh” into Bible-Gateway.com and see how many verses come up. Once a month we’ll just chill – games, hot-chocolate, painting, music and anything else that takes your fancy (within reason)!
L o v e :
Being a Christian means loving sacrificially . Once a month we’ll try doing something together as a group that shows God’s love in a practical way. This could be doing someone’s garden, helping in a soup-kitchen for the homeless, or making Christmas presents for kids who wouldn’t otherwise get anything. We need loads of ideas so get thinking sacrificially! (Because of the nature of these activities they won’t always be at the normal time, but we’ll give you plenty of notice so don’t worry!)
Live: Laugh: Love:
We believe that God wants us to live, laugh and love together, and this is summed up really well in Romans 12:9-16:
“Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honouring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!”
(New Living Translation)
For more information about any of our Young peoples or young Adults work please contact our ‘Youth and Children’s worker’, Susie Underwood on 07539 115 243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org