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November 2004 youth & children's work Update

Special update for PDL Ministry Fair - Prayer guide for the youth and children's work

Full time youth worker

We have decided to employ a full time youth worker through the Norwich Youth For Christ, "Fusion" scheme.

This job is now being advertised in the national Christian press. The closing date for all applications is the 27th November 2004.

Please pray as these applications are reviewed and the applicants interviewed and that we get the right person.


Eight youth people are being baptised on Saturday evening, 20th November, at 6.30pm. This is open to everyone and will be a great time of rejoicing.

Leaders Vacancies

There are various vacancies right across the youth and children's work and there are other activities that we would like to start that need leaders. Particularly the need in Oasis (see below), Bible class, 15+.
All vacancies require child protection procedures now to be followed.
Unsure of what area is right for you? Ask for a discussion with George Herbert.


We are now struggling for female leaders for the Friday youth group. Come next Easter we make not have sufficient female cover to run Oasis and we may have to either make it a male only group or cancel some Fridays.

Bible class

Once PDL is over, Bible class will be following the Rock solid 2 material as supplied by Norwich Youth for Christ.

Weekend away at Letton Hall

Dates: 25-27 February 2005

We have moved into the main hall, which runs the risk of not having sufficient numbers to make the weekend break even.
Alan Gardner a full time youth worker from Liverpool is our guest speaker.

Leaders meeting

We have leaders meetings every third Wednesday, every other month. This gives us chance to meet together to discuss and pray on all aspects of youth work. These alternate between the Nice's and the Gunn's. November's meeting as been cancelled because of PDL and therefore the next meeting will be the 19th January 2005.


We are recommending two training courses:

A year long on the job training package, Infusion, for young people between 13 & 19.

What Every Volunteer Youth Worker Should Know" courses run at Fakenham Baptist church. These are for 3 whole Saturdays (9am to 5pm). One is currently running, but there will be a new one starting in the New Year.
The church helps in the cost of these training events.

Mal Fletcher (international youth speaker and author) is coming to Norwich!

He will be leading an informal youth leader's seminar at the City church, Nelson Street, on Saturday 11th December 2004, from 2pm to 5pm.

Child Protection Policy

The Child Protection procedures are now in place and should be followed fully. Particularly no new appointments should be made without:

  • Completion of internal application form.

  • Two references received.
  • Interview held.
  • CRB form completed.

It is very important that no new person starts any activities without going though these procedures fully. Please note - it may take one to two months to complete these procedures. Application forms can be obtained direct from our youth web site or from George Herbert.

We will be having a new child protection training course one evening in the New Year.

Key workers

All youth people have been allocated a Key worker. This is their first point of contact that they or their parents have any issues with Meadow Way Chapel youth work. Also the key worker keeps a special 


Due to poor or no attendance over recent months we have decided to cancel this until after PDL. We will review the future of this event at our next youth leaders meeting.


Please remember all the young people and children in Prayer.