"The talk (about worry) was really good for me to hear as I worry too much."
"A great evening! Well done everyone."
"I love the visiting speaker."
"The egg splatting game was great fun!"
"The best things about Youth Cafes are games and activities where you solve things with friends."
Integrate Youth for Christ & Norwich Youth for Christ are pleased to be taking their termly Encounter youth worship events on holiday... we are going to Sizewell Hall campsite for Encounter Summer Camp!
We run More2Life lunch time clubs in schools where we work with young people to provide a safe haven and somewhere to discuss issues from a Christian perspective.
We currently work in four high schools - Diss High School, Archbishop Sancroft High School, Long Stratton High School and Old Buckenham High School.
Lunchtime clubs provide an opportunity to spend more focused time with some of the young people we meet in our more informal youth cafes, whilst still including lots of games, quizzes and fun!
As a Christian organisation we believe in the power of prayer, so we have a range of regular prayer events. Signup for our prayer supporters email to be kept up to date with how to get involved.
To allow for forward planning in the future, here are the dates for these meetings in 2021, as well as the prayer walks we are hoping to do this year (they can also be found on the calendar on our website):
Half-termly Prayer (9:30am):
- 24th June
- 16th September
- 25th Nov
Prayer Walks (3pm):
- 23rd May – Thetford
- 17th Oct – Harleston
Please keep the next Encounter date free - 19th June 2021
Our Encounter online event on 6th March was a huge success. There was a variety of games, music, chat and even an egg challenge thrown in! We were joined by our special guest speaker, Matt Ashpole from Identify Youth Project who spoke with us about how to combat anxiety or worry. Thank you Matt! Our youth band, Eraze did a fantastic job with providing uplifting music and as always our Taskmaster slot gave the opportunity to become engaged with other young people. Two of our young people praised the event saying, 'it was all really good but our favourite bit was the music by Eraze'.
We run a range of youth cafes in various local churches in our area.
Since opening our first café in Banham it has been an inspiration for others in the area, especially after we appeared on BBC Look East. Integrate Youth For Christ now run cafes in parish churches in Burston and Banham as well as a youth café at Diss Salvation Army Community Church and another one in The Church of the Nazarene in Thetford (known as Pulse Youth café).
Prayer Spaces In Schools enable young people to explore faith and spirituality from a broadly Christian perspective in a safe, creative and interactive way.
Integrate Youth For Christ have been running regular Prayer Spaces in Archbishop Sancroft (Harleston) and Old Buckenham High Schools for several years now. We have also now run prayer spaces in Long Stratton High School and Diss High School.