At OBC our Children and Young people are very important to us and as a Church Family we seek to teach, love and support them in their own individual faith and encourage them as they seek to connect with Jesus, connect with each other and connect with their communities.
We seek to build true disciples of Jesus in our children and young people, helping to equip and encourage them to become passionate followers. We desire to see them develop a strong and unshakable faith that will be with them no matter where they go in their adult lives.
Joiners and EQUIP for 0-15’s take place during our Sunday morning services. The Children meet in age groups run by DBS checked volunteers who all undergo regular safeguarding training. Age appropriate activities include Bible teaching, games, discussion and crafts.
An annual highlight is overnight Joiners Camp where similar activities take place over two days and a night!
Each Sunday Evening the young people join with their wider Church Family as we come together at The Gathering here they enjoy a multigenerational time of learning, praise, prayer and fellowship (6-8pm, Oundle Methodist Church). Once a month we join with the young people (secondary school age) of other local Churches for a combined Youth Service (third Sunday of the month at St Peters Church Oundle from 6-8pm.)
ENGAGE Takes place each Monday 7-9pm@No1 St Osyths Lane and is an Open Youth Club for any in school years 7-13.
The young people also have their own Connect Group where like the other connect groups they seek to grow in faith as the meet together to support and encourage one another.
During August a week long Chattabox children’s club is run by the Churches of Oundle, the Youth of the churches help with the children’s activities as part of their own residential camp Chattabox plus.
Each year the Churches of Oundle take a group of young people to Soul Survivor in Peterborough.
Chattabox and Chattabox plus and our trip to Soul Survivor are all supported by a local charity OCYA (Oundle Churches Youth Association)