Integrate Youth for Christ have had the exciting opportunity over the past few weeks of bringing the GSUS Live trailer to local high schools. Long Stratton High School were the first to experience the trailer, followed a week later by Old Buckenham High School. Finally, the trailer finished at Archbishop Sancroft High School. For those that haven’t encountered the trailer previously, GSUS Live is owned by the Counties charity and comes on the back of an Eddie Stobart cab.
Integrate YFC regularly invite different Christian teams to visit high schools in the area.
In 2013, Integrate Youth For Christ invited a national touring band and a street dance crew to work with young people in high schools and youth groups across South Norfolk and North Suffolk in a Mission week. The week concluded with a public performance by both groups at Diss High School.Previously, Integrate has invited football teams, drama teams, media teams and contemporary dance teams to visit our local high schools.
Staff and volunteers from Integrate YFC got together with local churches over Halloween to walk the streets and hand out free hot dogs and hot chocolate. The two teams, working in Long Stratton and Diss, met up with over a hundred youth - handing out nearly as many hot dogs!.
Newday is an event for young people with a strong Christian flavour throughout. Young people come to Newday in church groups. However, you don’t have to be a Christian to come, nor to belong to a particular denomination. In fact, we have lots of opportunities for people to find out what being a Christian is all about, in a laid back, non-threatening environment. Newday is aimed at 12-19 year olds, which means those currently in school year 7 upwards.
Integrate Youth for Christ have just been joined by volunteers from local churches to run their second prayer space at Old Buckenham High School. The prayer space ran for three days and was aimed at year 7s as part of their Enrichment Week but was also open to the rest of the school at break and lunchtimes.
When the pupils first enter the prayer space they are encouraged to discuss their views and understanding of what prayer is. They are then given the opportunity to explore the Christian concept of prayer through engaging with different activities in zones (or gazebos!) around the room.
Integrate Youth For Christ will be running a Christmas Prayer Space at Long Stratton High School between 14th December -17th December
Exploration Station We are now in our fourth year of running Exploration Station, which has been described as 'the coolest way to explore the meaning of life'.
Having run Exploration Station in Diss over the past 4 years we are expanding to run a series in Long Stratton with the help of the local churches.