Romsey Baptist Church has a thriving youth work and this is obvious during a Sunday morning service when, after twenty minutes or so, the young people leave to go to their groups. The church seems to be left half empty!
The Godzone groups are:
Creche – 0 to 3 years old
We have a dedicated room for babies and toddlers with age appropriate toys. Volunteers are available each week, but parents are more than welcome to stay.
Kidzone – 3 years to year 1
This group, designed for pre-schoolers and those who are in their early years at school, has an informal feel to the session including a story, games, craft and snack time. We start with a worship song and end with a prayer. We are currently thinking about the Big Bible story and in the summer term we will be reading some of the stories Jesus told.
NRGzone – years 2 to 4
We start our session with news time, and drinks and biscuits. Then we move onto a Bible story and work together on the relevance to the children's daily routines. We encourage questions and discussion and also want to develop the children's ability to pray. We like the session to be as interactive as possible and use varying resources to maintain interest, often with games and extra snacks! We've been challenged over the last few months to facilitate sessions where children can meet with God rather than sessions where we purely deliver a lesson. plan - an ongoing challenge! We are currently thinking about the Big Bible story and in the summer term we will be reading some of the stories Jesus told.
Xzone – years 5 to 7
X-zone, which encompasses 9 - 13 year olds, is a recipe for an exciting and sometimes exuberant young people's group. We have a number of activities, games and discussions as we seek to apply God's word to life in 2018 for this age group. We are currently thinking about the Big Bible story and in the summer term we will be reading some of the stories Jesus told.
Yzone – Years 8 to 11ish
Y-Zone is a relaxed group where we look at life-style topics, a study from the Bible, current affairs and what the Bible has to say and issues relevant to the young people. Hot or cold drinks and biscuits included. Having just completed the Youth Alpha course we are about to embark on a series looking at some of the pressures young people have to face in the 21st Century.
Occasionally all of the Godzone groups (excluding Yzone) join together for sessions filled with stories, games, craft and more! This term we will meet for The Mix on 29th April and then again throughout August.