Youth Team


Regular Forms

This Friday


Singe will intro

What stood out to you from Singe’s message tonight?

What does it look like to live out the quote “Preach the Gospel at all times; when necessary, use words.

Do you think the way you ‘live’ at youth and at school/other activities is the same? Why/Why not?

How do you think this might affect how others think of Jesus?

Who would you like to see come to youth – be specific?

Why do you think they’d get something out of coming to youth?

Why did you first come to youth?

Why did you/do you keep coming?

This is the passage from Paul that Singe read tonight from 1 Corinthians:

For Christ sent me to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power….Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

What stands out to you from his passage?

What can you take from this passage to apply to your own life?

Keep going with refining what you’d say to someone about why you follow Jesus/come to youth. What did you say last time? Having thought about it, what might you change?

Elevator Pitch: Most of the time, people are just curious why you want to follow Jesus or attend youth in a normal conversation. A lot of times when it comes up we don’t know what to say. Thats where an ‘elevator pitch’ comes in:

Before I met Jesus I was… After I met Jesus I was

Going to youth makes me feel…

I go to youth because…


Youth Team WINS!

Faith Convos – Not every conversation needs to be about faith, but we are missing the point if none of our conversations are.

Follow Up – Follow up shows that we care about each and every person

Family – Meet/talk to parents – they entrust their youth to us, so connecting them to us and to the church is a major win!

Friday + – Whether we use any of ‘The other 166 hours of the week’ to connect with our youth shows them we actually care.

Youth Ministry University:

DYMU is a great resource that we provide at no charge for you to grow your youth skills at any time – make sure you take advantage of it! You should have received your login details (either recently if you’ve just joined the team, or last year) but if you’re stuck just let Singe know and we’ll sort it out!

Three Hallmarks of the Gateway Youth Team

We are Jesus first – how are you putting Jesus first?
– In our preparation – turning up in a good place spiritually as much as we can
– In our example to our youth – we don’t shy away from this 
– In how we operate both on Friday nights and with our youth at other times – sensitive, listening – and obedient

We are Team Gateway – are you on the team?
– In our preparation – we bring our best, we do what we say we will do
– In our example to our youth – we bring them on the journey of serving – and we’re Team Gateway outside of Youth
– In how we operate on Friday nights – eagerly fill the needs of the night, fill gaps organically

We value people – did you value that person?
– In our preparation – we keep track of the youth calendar and we’re on time
– In our example to our youth – we teach them to value others both actively, in the example we set, and by bring them with us – We turn up!
– In how we operate on Friday nights – we notice who and what is around us and we acknowledge and fill needs

Ongoing team links