Church

We have a huge heart for the local Church and love to serve it. We offer a number of ways in which we can support or guide you. See below some of the things we offer or get in touch with us at the office 01283 531722.

StarBuds

Since Feb 2016 we have been running a regular cafe called ‘StarBuds’, serving delicious cakes and drinks at different church venues across the town, each with a different theme or activity.  We have a good attendance of young people from 15 different churches come to the cafe, and have had the most amazing time building relationships with each other and with God.

Check out our upcoming Star-Buds events below, both our regular ‘Star-Buds Café Nights’ and our newly introduced ‘Star-Buds Extra’ worship nights.

Upcoming StarBuds Events

Support & Training

Our desire is to serve local churches as they look to input into young people, particularly for the church youth & children’s workers who give so sacrificially to the young people in their care.

We are able to facilitate training for volunteer teams, assist in strategy discussions, offer prayer support or deliver one-off youth group sessions as part of your ongoing programme.

Safeguarding Training

STAFFORDSHIRE SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN BOARD – SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN LEVEL 1 TRAINING

Our heart is that Burton will become the safest and best place for children and young people to grow up in. We believe that the Church has a huge part to play in this and can play a vital role in keeping our children safe. We can now deliver this certificate to up to 24 people at a time. We need three hours to allow for discussion time and a break in the middle. It’s good practice to have face to face training for your youth and children’s teams every three years at least. New recruits need to complete safeguarding training as part of safer recruitment procedures. It’s a great way for your teams to get together, discuss issues relevant to your setting and update on best practice.

You can access level 1 e-learning training for free through the Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board website as part of SCYVS. (see below).

For more information or to book us in email Sue Garb sue.garb@burton-yfc.co.uk

Resources

The national Youth for Christ team have some great resources on offer visit www.yfcresources.co.uk and sign up for a free trial.

  • GO – Resources for 7 to 11’s
  • Rock Solid – 11 to 13’s  Youth Club
  • Lumen – 11 to 13’s Small Group
  • Metal – 13 to 18’s Small Group
  • Sync Coach – Resource to help young people reach their friends

Please don’t forget to mention us when you sign up.

Also consider becoming a member group of Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services. They provide free training such as First Aid and Food Hygiene, can facilitate your DBS checks and can help with funding and advice on youth work in general.

We have held youth worker network evenings – but are aware of not wanting to create more meetings for people whose time is already stretched, so please get in touch if you have a particular need or just want to chat through something. If we can’t help we may know someone who can!

For more information, email Sue at sue.jolley@burton-yfc.co.uk

Presentations

We would love the opportunity to visit your local church to encourage and inspire by sharing our stories of how God is working amongst the young people of our town – within churches, schools and the wider community.

We can deliver an inspiring and challenging message for an adult or youth group, lead worship or creative prayer, bring a child-friendly message to an all-in style service, lead a small group discussion – whatever is most relevant and useful to you in your context.

We believe that the local Church can play a vital role in the lives of children and young people. Sometimes we just need a reminder to keep on keeping on!

We are so grateful for the generous support of local churches through prayers, volunteering and financial support. When we get the chance to meet the people who so faithfully support our work and share more of the work that we are involved in we’re so encouraged.

For more information, email Sue at sue.garb@burton-yfc.co.uk 

Prayer Breakfasts

Once every half term we hold a prayer breakfast here at the Burton Youth for Christ office from 8am – 9am where you can get to know the team more, and over croissants we can pray together.
The next three prayer breakfasts are
  • Monday July 9th
  • Monday 17th September
  • Monday November 12th.
You don’t need to let us know if you can come or not – but it would be really lovely to see you on any of those occasions.