In our youth community we believe that for our young people to thrive they must first feel a strong sense of ‘belonging’ which Is why it is our first and most important value as the youth community here. The way in which we structure our gatherings, our actions, our language, we use all these things as tools to communicate and uphold our value of belonging first, belief second.
Celebration for us a community is right at the heartbeat of who we are. In today’s society tall poppy syndrome has become rife and has disempowered our youth today through various structures and language around celebration. We strive to celebrate our youth and take a strengths-based approach towards how function as a community
Healthy relationship building is key skillset and function of how we as a youth community engage and operate. Part of what we strive for here as a group is to learn about building and sustaining positive interactions and relationships, and we model this from our theology of trinity and the harmony and respect found within God.
We are missional positioned. We as a youth community have a collective outward focus in how we operate and engage with our local community. For us, we centre ourselves on Jesus’ teaching around considering the other and claiming new ground in our society as a youth community who wish to change the status quo. For us this means that we look to both the bible and our experience of this world to see how we might interact with our people and environments that bring glory to god and honour our neighbour.