Ruislip Baptist Church

122 Manor Way

Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 8HR

01895 631239

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in our dedicated youth facility, We aim to provide an environment where love, laughter and life-change are demonstrated in the lives of each and every young person through encountering God.

We'd love to welcome you to The Sidewalk, and answer any questions you may have about God, faith or Christianity.

See what we do below  - and feel free to send an email to our full time Youth Worker John Reynolds here, or contact us another way

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We take the safety of the children in our care extremely seriously. Full details on our safeguarding policy is available here.

We have midweek groups every week in term time for those in year 7-13 (see below), and we also have our Sunday group, Phase, every Sunday morning from 11:20-12:30 for those in year 7-11.

We also run a Monthly Worship Event on the second Sunday evening of each month that provides a great environment to worship God. It’s aimed at all ages, but has a very contemporary feel which is perfect for teenagers.

 

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school years 7-9

thursdays in term time, 7.30-9pm

Fuse is our younger youth group which aims to provide a relaxed environment where 11-14 year olds can play games, sports and hang out which each other, and be supported by role models who care for them and their families. 

 

It’s open to anyone who is in school years 7, 8 & 9. During part of the evening we have a short "God-slot” where we are running through a bitesized version of our 7 essentials of faith (see below).

 

The activities during free time include football, hockey, table tennis, table football, pool and access to DVD’s, Music and games consoles. 

 

It’s completely free, but we have a tuck shop where the young people can buy snacks and drinks! 

 

We also have a number of socials throughout the year.  Such as Laser Quest, Nandos, Liquid Leisure & more! 

school years 10-13

tuesdays in term time, 8-10pm

Blaze is our older youth group where  we want to offer support, encouragement and Christian teaching to young people so that they can grow and thrive in their faith. We recognise that its tough to be a teenager, but we believe life is best lived in community and so we aim to provide a real family feel in Blaze - that our young people can know others and be known and share their lives deeply with one another. 

 

The evening consists of 30 minutes of free time, followed by an hour of activities and teaching from 8:30-9:30, and then ends with 30 more minutes of free time, where the young people can socialise and play games such as table football, pool, table tennis, and games consoles (Wii, PS4). There is also the option to play various sports including football and unihoc. 

 

It’s completely free, but we have a tuck shop where the young people can buy snacks and drinks! 

 

We also have a number of socials throughout the year.  Such as Laser Quest, Nandos, Liquid Leisure & more! 

Essential 6: Ultimate Authority

Teenagers often view freedom and authority as opposing concepts. But the Bible teaches that true freedom is found under authority. This principle focuses on our need to recognise God’s ultimate authority and respect the earthly authorities He has placed over us.

Principle: Maximum freedom is found under God’s authority.

Critical Question: Are you submitting to the authorities God has placed over you?

Key Passage: Romans 12:1-2 - Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Essential 7: Others First

Selfishness comes naturally to all of us! Selflessness, however, must be learned. The Bible says that Jesus “made himself nothing” in order to serve the people He loved. He put the needs of others ahead of His own. This principle focuses on the true nature of humility and service.

Principle: Consider others before yourself

Critical Question: Are you putting the needs of others ahead or your own?

Key Passage: Philippians 2:3-11 - Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

7 essentials

The 7 essentials serve as our foundation and teaching material for our entire youth ministry – both Blaze & Fuse. This content is based upon biblical principles that are crucial for students to be properly equipped for life beyond youth group. We have adopted and adapted this material from Andy Stanley and the North Point Community Church Student Ministries (and resourced by DASH Student Leadership Resources). Andy and his team call this “the irreducible minimum” – the essential principles upon which an entire youth ministry can be built.

These Essentials will help us to be even more focused and clear on what we hope to achieve and see accomplished through the Youth Ministry here at RBC – and more importantly in the lives of the our young people at this church.

It is our goal that these 7 basic principles be understood, memorised and embraced by any young person we have the chance to impact before they leave the safety of their homes and our youth ministries for university of the workplace.

Essential 1: Authentic Faith

This essential focuses on a correct understanding of faith. Confusion in this one area is the primary reason so many students abandon Christianity. True faith is confidence that God is who He says He is – and confidence that He will do everything He has promised to do.

Principle: God can be trusted; He will do all He has promised to do.

Critical Question: Do you trust God with the critical areas of your life?

Key Passage: Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Essential 2: Spiritual Discipline

The focus of this essential is on developing a healthy devotional life. The apostle Paul says that true spiritual transformation begins with a renewed mind. Only as we begin to renew our minds according to the truths of Scripture will our attitudes and behaviour begin to change.

Principle: When you see as God sees, you will do as God says.

Critical Question: Are you developing a consistent devotional and prayer life?

Key Passage: Romans 12:2 - Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Essential 3: Moral Boundaries

One of the most important things you can teach teenagers to do is to establish clear moral limits. They need to learn how to protect their bodies and emotions by honouring God’s plan for sex, drinking and morality. That’s the focus of this essential. The depth of their intimacy with God and others is dependent upon it.

Principle: Purity paves the way for intimacy

Critical Question: Are you establishing and maintaining godly moral boundaries?

Key Passage: 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 - It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honourable…for God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.

Essential 4: Healthy Friendships

The people we associate with the most will have a direct impact on the decisions we make and the standards we choose. Healthy friendships build us up and draw us closer to God; unhealthy friendships bring us down and cause us to compromise what we know is right. This principle focuses on helping students build healthy friendships while avoiding unhealthy ones.

Principle: Your friends will determine the direction and quality of your life.

Critical Question: Are you establishing healthy friendships and avoiding unhealthy ones?

Key Passage: Proverbs 13:20 - Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.

Essential 5: Wise Choices

This principle focuses on the necessity of applying godly wisdom to the choices we make. Good decision making is found in learning to ask, “In light of my past experience and my future dreams, what is the wise thing for me to do in this

situation?”

Principle: Walk wisely.

Critical Question: Are you making wise choices in every area of your life?

Key Passage: Ephesians 5:15-17 - Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.