REAL is our ministry to 10 – 14 year old’s here at Christ Church. At REAL we want to ‘Give God space to show young people He is real and that he loves them’.
We have some values here at REAL that are important to us and everything we do
We believe that Jesus is real and we aim to provide a space to allow Him to show others that he is real. We want to give Jesus space to meet with and work in the lives of young people.
We want REAL to display the character of Jesus to everyone it touches.
We want our events to be dynamic, never being afraid to pull off big and creative ideas that leave lasting memories.
We aim to be authentic and transparent by being honest and open about who we are and what REAL is. Living our lives authentically and with integrity as followers of Jesus.
We aim for humility by always giving the glory for any success to God as we rely on His strength for all we do.
We will always be courageous and bold to proclaim who Jesus is and never being afraid to be brave in how we do so.
We want those who attend REAL to be safe and know they are safe, physically and emotionally. We also want to give safe opportunities to ask questions and have discussions.
We want to give opportunities to young and emerging leaders to use the gifts that God has given them.
Everyone should know that to be a part of REAL means they are part of a community that loves each other. That means we can be our real selves and know we’ll be accepted. No one should feel shamed for being who they, or where they are on their journey, but supported through their ups and downs. We cheer each other on, be each other’s biggest fans, as we pursue Jesus in our lives.
Who: Year 6
When: Monday Evenings 5:45 – 7pm
Going Deeper fits within our family at REAL as a great link between the children’s ministry and REAL. Its a great community that is safe, open, inclusive, and centred in Jesus. We love that Going Deeper is somewhere you can just be yourself and know you’ll be accepted. We’d love you to join us! We start each session by eating dinner together, so if you’re first time let us know any dietary requirements before you come by emailing: [email protected]
Who: Year 7 – 9
When: Tuesday Evenings 6:30 – 8:30pm
REAL is about giving God space to show young people he is real and that he loves them. We worship together, learn from the bible, pray for each other, as well as leaving loads of time to socialise. REAL Tuesday is a really easy place to meet new people and join a supportive community. To see more about whats important to us, have a look at our values at the top of the page.
Who: Year 6 – 9
When: Sunday Mornings 10:30 – 11:45
REAL Life meet every Sunday morning in Christ Church school next door to the church. We want to learn what how to live a real life – a life lived with God. We have great community on Sunday mornings and we’d love you to join us.
The REAL Leadership course is an opportunity to commit time to God, asking him to grow you as a disciple and as a leader who ‘gives God space in your life’.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE LEADERSHIP COURSE?
REAL Leadership is a 5-month course, starting in February and finishing in the June.
Leadership mornings: We run 5 training mornings over the 5 months, teaching some foundational skills and habits to help young leaders grow in leadership as well as strengthening their relationship with God.
Discipleship through community: Over the 5 months they will be supporting each other in spending time with God every day as they work through a reading plan taking them through the entire New Testament.
Practical Leadership: Young leaders sign on to one of our teams, or the teams of one of our ministry partners, to get an opportunity to practice and receive regular feedback on their development from our trusted supervisors.
Mentoring: Each attendee will also receive a mentor, to work with them on a one to one level, offering advice and support.
REAL SUMMER – FOUR EPIC DAYS TO CLOSE OFF YOUR SUMMER HOLIDAYS
REAL Summer is a about giving God space to show young people He is real and the He loves them. It’s great chance to answer the question is Jesus real? What if he is more than just a character in an ancient book
TUESDAY 27th AUGUST TO FRIDAY 30th STARTING AT 12.30 & FINISHING AT 20.00 EACH DAY
OPEN TO EVERYONE AGE 11 – 14