Young People

At BCF Erskine, we are passionate about young people! We have lots going on as part of our regular programmes and also connect with our wider community and Elim Family to see our young people have an opportunity to follow Jesus and be discipled in their faith.

KIDS CHURCH

KIDS CHURCH

COATS FOR KIDS

COATS FOR KIDS

LIMITLESS YOUTH

LIMITLESS YOUTH

Bridge Builders

Bridge Builders

PARENTS / TODDLERS

PARENTS / TODDLERS

KIDS CHURCH

Kids’ Church takes place on Sundays at 11am, for all primary school aged kids!

We are a family church and value our children enormously. We believe that they are not just the future, but also the now, and joy in seeing them excel and be inspired in their Christian walk.

Our aim is to help the kids enjoy a fun-filled time, build long-lasting friendships with their peers but most importantly, learn who they are in Jesus.

During our morning services they will stay in for sung worship before heading out to a space for them to have some specific teaching aimed at them by our fabulous Kids Church team, headed up by Margaret Dickson. Additionally, we provide space for our children to praise and to pray during these fun-filled sessions and this is a real focus for us as a team and a church.

Following a time of praise and worship together, our kids split up into age groups for teaching aimed at their age level. We have three groups

 

Giants – Nursery and P1

Lions – P2 and P3
Creatures of the Sea – P4, P5, and P6

(If your kids are younger than nursery age, there are creche facilities available)

RECENTLY…

In recent times, we have been so inspired as a congregation to see how our children have been so loud and joyful in worship, which led to a number of them leading a carol at our last Christmas service. They have also been inspiring us in our prayers and in fact during a prayer and fasting day earlier this year, it was through the children that God began to reveal things regarding our building situation at the time.

If you have children, we would love to have them join us at Kids Church. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us here.

COATS FOR KIDS

No child should have to go out without a coat – whether that be to school, nursery or indeed anywhere. Coats For Kids is a project run by our church to try to help ensure this does not happen. We offer free brand new jackets and coats for all local kids aged 0-11 who need them.

 

For many families the cost of living is becoming more demanding, and just making ends meet becomes an increasing pressure and challenge. Coats For Kids exists to help ease this burden by taking away the pressure on these families to provide one of the essential items for their children. By working in partnership with the local schools, nurseries and social workers, we are able to discreetly find out those kids and families in most need, and offer them a voucher for a brand new coat or jacket.

 

We collect donations of new coats or cash donations which is then used to buy new coats – if you would like to donate towards this project or find out more about it, please contact us on 07595 088946, or get in touch here to email us directly.

LIMITLESS YOUTH

Limitless Erskine is a youth group that runs on a Friday night from 19:30-21:30 at the Erskine Sports Centre, Kilpatrick Drive, Erskine, PA8 7AF

 

It is for young people from P7-S6 and our aim is to create a fun and safe environment where our young people can come and build solid relationships with other teenagers their age, as well as explore their own personal relationships with God.

 

At Limitless we are a big family and we believe that there is power when we gather together as a growing community. We believe in having fun as it helps to build this community. We also truly believe in the power of Jesus to transform lives and that is at the core of everything we do at Limitless as we believe that teenagers are not the next generation but can be the difference makers in the world now.

 

Jonathan heads up Limitless Erskine. He is originally from Edinburgh and moved here in 2018 following God’s prompting that the Bridge was the right place for him to continue his ministry. He is currently studying at Elim’s Bible College for a qualification in Theology and Youth Ministry and his heart is to see young people build life-lasting relationships both with friends and with Jesus.

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WHAT’S ON

A typical Friday night meeting usually involves various games, sports and activities followed by a time where the young people can engage with a specific topic and explore what God may want to say to them.

Our Friday night youth group is attended by young people from all across the Renfrewshire area and we love that we are able to raise up young people who attend other Churches to serve in their local settings as well. We also know that young people can often get a bad reputation in our society, but the young people that attend our Friday night are a pleasure to be around and we are proud of the example they set in their own contexts at home, school and amongst their friendship groups.

Additionally, we also run a Sunday morning youth Bible Class. Their heart is to see young people grow in their passion for God through the love of his word.

THE LIGHTHOUSE PROJECT

Additionally, we have recently launched a mentoring scheme for our young people called The Lighthouse Project. This sees our young people paired with a mentor who meets us with them every 6-8 weeks for a chat and to go through a programme that has been developed by the Limitless Erskine team. The aim of the project is to help the young people stay on the right path during their difficult teenage years and we are extremely excited to see how this develops over the coming years.

BRIDGE BUILDERS

Bridge Builders is our kids club for Primary Aged kids that runs on a Monday night from 18:30-19:30 in the Renfrewshire Leisure building at Park Mains High School.

Bridge Builders is headed up by our Pastor Gavin and Youth Leader Jonny, alongside a fantastic team of volunteers and junior leaders from our Limitless Erskine youth group.
 

The club has been running for sixteen years as a contemporary alternative to Sunday School and has seen many children from the community, both ones who attend Church and ones who don’t, come and enjoy themselves with friends for an hour each week.

At Bridge Builders, the kids who attend can expect to have a lot of fun playing games, singing and dancing to different children’s songs, making crafts and learning about God through a relevant and dynamic short message led by the Bridge Builders team.

OUR VISION…

Our aim is to provide a club where children can have a lot of fun together and in the process become family with each other through friendships that last long past their primary years. Our goal is to provide this in a safe environment where the children can feel valued in the uniqueness that God has created in them. We also, unashamedly, have a passion to provide every child with the opportunity to learn about Jesus and his love for them.

PARENTS / TODDLERS

Our Parents/ Toddlers group is not currently running. Please contact us to find out when our group plans to start again!