Youth Work Within the Circuit
The majority of our Youth Work is part of the larger QUEST-ion project within the Circuit, which provides faith based, nurturing, and entertaining activities. In June 2015 QUEST-ion was adopted by the Lincolnshire Youth Mission, who took responsibility for the work, focusing on continuing and expanding the reach of the project.
Our Circuit Youth Workers aim to provide a service that is part of the fabric of the local community; offering young people the opportunity to build important personal and interpersonal skills, gaining self-confidence and self-esteem.
Recent developments in the Youth Mission:
- After several years as a much-appreciated youth worker with us, Gareth Sherwood left in summer 2019 to undertake training for ordained ministry in the Methodist Church.
- Sarah Hoyes is currently on maternity leave.
- Charlie Watkinson is very busy working within the circuit, as well as with the God-Pod bus (also part of LYM).
The QUEST-ion project now works in Marton, Lea, Market Rasen and Caistor. You can support the project in its outreach work by praying for it, by volunteering and by financial support. Please contact Liz Childs (☏ 01427 610057) if you would like to share in any of these ways.
There is incredible potential in this generation...
You just need to know where to look for it!
We believe that It is important to support young people in their spiritual, emotional and physical development. Spiritually, we want to inspire them through open discussion and Bible Study, and offer them an experience of Christianity.
Ultimately, we wish to give our young people a values-based view on life, and provide them with a way of knowing God and understanding His ways - especially in relating to others. Remember that God has love for all unconditionally - seeing each individual for their own unique worth!
Through contributing to a group in their area, we believe that these youngsters can realise that they have something important to offer. We hope that they can can find friendship and acceptance, working towards expressing themselves openly with their peers, and developing a strong support network - which can lead to real accomplishments. Overall, we believe that they will benefit from the general atmosphere of our groups, leaving with a real sense of well-being.
Messy Church ...
Some of our Churches provide Messy Church Events. Messy Church is great fun and it's for children and adults to enjoy together - and a time for them to enjoy being together. It's a chance to make things together, to eat together and to celebrate God together. We try to give people a chance to be creative, to share fellowship and develop friendship in a church context. These events can include crafts and building things; short, informal worship sessions; and sometimes sharing of food. The events are free to attend.
Girls' Brigade in Gainsborough ...
The 1st Gainsborough Girls' Brigade meet on Fridays, (during term time), in the upstairs Hall at the Gainsborough Methodist Church. The group meets from 7:00PM to 8:15PM (contact Nicola Golland ☏ 01427 810305)
Toddler Groups ...
Market Rasen - "Stepping Stones" Parent / Carer and Toddler group meets Wednesday mornings - 9:30AM to 11:30AM - (contact Jenny Margetson ☏ 01673 843727)
Caistor - "Hullabaloo" - Pre-school Music Group. – [Monday mornings during Term Time] - (contact Maura Cook ☏ 07843 755002)
Our Youth Groups ...
Caistor - Youth Club, for year 3 (7/8 year olds) and above, meets in the Methodist Church Hall each Wednesday evening in term time ( 6:00PM - 7:15PM, followed by an optional Bible-based discussion until 8:00PM).
Market Rasen - Youth Club meets in Market Rasen Methodist Church hall each Wednesday in term time from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.
- After School Club - for school years 3 to 6 (7-11 year olds) meets on Mondays from 3-4pm (during term time).
- Youth Club meets on Mondays from 6:30- 8pm (during term time)- on the village field in Summer and in the Chapel during the colder months
(Please contact Charlie Watkinson ☏ 07503 080567 regarding Youth Work at Marton, Market Rasen and Caistor.)
Holiday Clubs ...
Holiday Clubs are run usually at Easter and in the Summer, most prominently at Glentham, Market Rasen and Marton. Remember to keep an eye out for other children's events throughout the year. We will provide the details of upcoming events when they become available.