At Baptist Youth we see ministry to children as not just a privilege but also a command. Children are like sponges and have an amazing capacity to retain information, most of which will stay with them for a lifetime. This is a vital stage in life to teach children about the greatness of God and the many wonders and deeds that he has done.
A night of craft, games, songs and bible teaching held twice a year aimed at the younger generation.
Refresh is an opportunity for those who work or volunteer in their church's children's ministry to gather together for a morning of training, fellowship and encouragement. Each year, the Children's committee organise Refresh with a guest speaker sharing from God's Word.
Camper Application 2018
Baptist Youth have been running Camps for children and Young people for the past 30 years. Our desire is that they would leave each camp with new friends and great memories. However, our ultimate prayer is that children and young people across Ireland would respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ with a deeper knowledge of who he is and what he has done. Programmes are planned to appeal to everyone. Swimming, day trips, outdoor/indoor games and crafts are on offer at most camps. Baptist Youth camps are staffed by volunteers from all walks of life. The one thing that unites each of our volunteers, however, is that they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. A rigorous process of application in line with BY’s child protection policy is undertaken for all our officers on our camps (copies of the policy are available by contacting Baptist Youth). Baptist Youth, as a department of the Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland, have an insurance policy which covers Employers Liability and Public Liability. The Association will arrange a travel and personal accident policy to cover those travelling outside of Northern Ireland. However, all those taking part in camps are advised to consider additional insurance for themselves. Sometimes photographs and video taken on Baptist Youth Camps are used in publicity materials or used on the Baptist Youth Social Media account (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). If you have an objection to photographs and/or video of your child being used for such purposes, please inform the Youth Director (Matthew Campbell) in writing by 30 June 2018 (Or for Easter Camps by the 24 March 2018). Ages of Children attending camp should be assessed as follows; Easter Camps - At time of camp Summer Camps - as of 30 June 2018 All rules relating to age will be strictly observed. Camp places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Please do not send cash by post. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland.’