Welcome to Kingsgate Youth!

Our vision is to see young people’s lives transformed by the power of God’s love.

Meet the Team

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MEET THE TEAM

 

Adrian Peters – Youth Pastor

Born: 1978

When did you join the KG staff?
2003/2004

Interesting fact about yourself:
I’m a wood turner and love a Mars bar and banana milkshake combo.

Previous career:
I worked for the Ministry of Transport

Anything else you would want to mention:
I have a wife, two boys, and a dog called Tilly


Alice Hampson – Youth Worker

Born: 1990

When did you join the KG staff?
September 2010

Interesting fact about yourself:
Went swimming in a bowl of muesli once and got pulled down by a really strong currant 

Previous career:
Outdoor Activities Instructor


CEIRE MAGILL – Schools Worker

Born: 1996

When did you join the KG staff?
September 2015

Interesting fact about yourself:
Has a history of dropping iphones down the toilet

Previous career:
Was an Academy Student at KingsGate last year
 


Nathan Ferris – Pastor in Training

Born: 1991

When did you join the KG staff?
September 2014

Interesting fact about yourself:
I’m a 'hand-grind coffee beans and brew with an Aeropress' kind of coffee drinker.

 


Tim Bird - Next Generation Leader

Born: 1985

When did you join the KG staff?
May 2012

Interesting fact about yourself:
I have to watch 'The Muppets Christmas Carol' every Christmas Eve

Current career:
Fire-fighter


Esther Bird – Next Generation Leader

Born: 1986

Interesting fact about yourself:
Used to have a huge phobia of baked beans. I turn most things into a song, worst thing is I can't sing a note

Current career:
Business Studies Teacher, Store Manager Boots

Anything else you would want to mention:
I love good food and coffee

Events

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Youth Events

 

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Sundays

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Sundays 

 

Ignite (School years 9-12) - Sunday 9:15am & 11:30am

If you’re in school years nine to twelve, why not join us on a Sunday morning to hang out, and look at the big questions of life? Each Ignite session - containing small group discussions, video clips, and interactive illustrations - is put together to help you live your life to the max!

We are passionate about what we believe, and want to learn how to demonstrate God’s love to those around us.

 

Energy (School years 7 & 8) - Sunday 9:15am & 11:30am

If you’re in school years seven and eight and joining us on a Sunday morning, come along to Energy! We want to help you unpack the big life-topics - everything from ‘what is love’ to ‘how do I share my faith’ nothing is off limits! But beware; our programme is action-packed and fully-charged, so come prepared for a good time! Using games, illustrations, demos and small-group discussions, we aim to energise you to love God and serve Him to the best of your ability.

 

The Sunday Gathering

 
 

The Sunday Gathering happens once a month and brings together both Energy and Ignite. Starting with breakfast (9:15am & 11:30am), we have chance to catch up with each other and chill-out.

We then have a time of worship led by our Youth band, followed by a message and group discussion. The Sunday Gathering is also a great way for our young people to get involved on team, from welcoming and serving food, to leading games and helping in discussion groups.

Schools

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Schools

 

We want to support young people in every part of their lives, so we try to regularly connect into the Peterborough City schools during term time. We get involved in assemblies, lessons and lunch clubs, so look out for us in your school and come and say hello...

Louder Lunch Club

Ken Stimpson Community School / Tuesdays - 12:45pm - 1:25pm / In the Conference Room

Thomas Deacon Academy / Fridays - 11:45am - 12:45pm & 12:45pm - 1:45pm / In Room A06

City of Peterborough Academy / Tuesdays - 12.50pm - 1:20pm / In Room B30

We are always looking to help you as a student. If we don't have a lunch club in your school and you would like one, simply email Adrian Peters and we’ll see what we can do.

Fridays

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Fridays 

 

Ignite Fridays (School years 9-12) – Friday 8:00-10:00pm

Friday Night is Youth Night!

If you're in school years nine to twelve, you’ll love Ignite on Fridays. We have a jam-packed programme every week for you to come along to...

Rev Groups – starting with chill-time in the Atrium, you can catch up with friends, battle it out on the Xbox, play some pool and enjoy other table games. We then get into REV groups (eight-ten young people) to discuss life’s hot topics from a Christian perspective, helping us to live out our beliefs in today’s culture.

Socials – Our Ignite socials are the place to be on a Friday night. Whether you’re looking for a place to hang out, or a way to introduce your friends to church, our socials are for you! We have our usual chill-time, but then add in a mix of team games, challenges, crazy competitions, outings, discos, and lots of laughs…there's even the occasional rodeo!

 

Next Generation (School years 7 & 8) – Friday 7:30-9:30pm

If you’re in schools years seven and eight, you’ll love Next Generation on Fridays. We have a jam-packed programme every week for you to come along to...

Rev Groups – starting with chill-time in the Atrium, you can catch up with friends, battle it out on the Xbox, and play pool and other table games. We then get into our REV groups (eight-ten young people), which are the same each week; to discuss life’s hot topics from a Christian perspective, helping us to live out our beliefs in today’s culture.

Socials – whether you’re looking for a place to hang out, or a way to introduce your friends to church, our socials are for you! Come along and challenge friends to a game of pool, table tennis or air hockey, or even have a turn on the Xbox. We also have discos, sports competitions, total-wipe-outs and a tuck-shop, to help you chill-out and make new friends.
 

Year 6 Introduction

Children in school year six are offered the opportunity to join us for the six weeks leading up to the start of the summer break. This not only gives them a taster for what they’ll be doing after September, but we run through a programme called It’s Your Move to help prepare children for secondary school.
 

LIFEGROUPS

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Lifegroups

LifeGroups are a vital part of KingsGate Youth. If you want to meet new people, get more connected in and be encouraged by other people in similar situations to you they are perfect for you!

 

Our LifeGroups meet every Tuesday at Caffè Nero from 4-6pm. Each week we compete against other LifeGroups to win a round of cakes in LifeGroup Wars, dive into how we can live out what we learn on Sundays and encourage each other in our faith.

Come along after school, grab a free drink and get stuck in! We’d love to see you, so just turn up! Need more information? Get in touch by email.

Info for parents

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Info for Parents

What’s KingsGate Youth all about?

We want to support and encourage every young person, wherever they’re at on their journey with God. We believe God has a plan and a purpose for their lives and that they have, in the hands of God, a great future to look forward to.


Are all the events supervised?

All of our programmes are supervised and overseen by our team of adult leaders. Our team have undergone DBS checks and agreed to work under our Child Protection Policy. Our aim is not only to create a fun, positive atmosphere at all of our events, but also create a safe and secure environment, where young people are supported and cared for.


Does my child need a consent form for events?

For events such as Friday nights and Sunday mornings we will take down your contact details in case we need to get hold of you, however a consent form is not needed. A consent form will be needed for trips outside of the church building and when we require a payment.


Sunday Mornings:

A minibus service runs every Sunday morning, subject to availability – please contact the church office (01733 311156) for more information.


How much does it cost to attend?

KingsGate Youth is free of charge and currently the minibuses are also free. Events where payment is needed will be clearly advertised. There may be occasions, when we provide food on a Friday night, where we may ask for a small contribution, but this will be highlighted in advance.


Are the leaders professionally qualified?

All of our leaders are highly valued and are provided with regular training opportunities. Although some of them may not be Youth Workers by profession, they take it just as seriously, and many have Youth Worker qualifications.


How do I contact you if I have more questions?

Phone the Church Office from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday on: 01733 311156
Email the Youth Department at: youth@peterborough.kingsgateuk.com

Courses

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Alpha

 
What's the meaning of life? Who was Jesus? What happens when I die? These are all questions that Youth Alpha seeks to answer over eight/nine weeks.
 
 

We use video clips, games and a short talk to unpack the topic of the week, then the important bit - you get to ask the questions that are on the tip of your tongue and discuss them in small groups.

Did we forget to mention the food?... starting with a slap-up meal at the Alpha Supper, we then have an in-house competition to see who can bring the best food for their group!

Youth Alpha is held every autumn term. We’d love to see you there! See Events to get the upcoming dates.

Beta

Youth Beta has been written by the KingsGate Youth Team, and covers topics such as 'God the Father', 'Staying Connected', 'Forgiveness' and 'Worship'.
 

This course is a follow on from Youth Alpha, but is also great for those who have been on a Christian walk for a while. Keeping the informal setting, similar to Youth Alpha, we have small groups perfect for discussion, with a short talk each week, and of course plenty of food and games!

Youth Beta starts in the Spring Term. We’d love to see you there! See Events to get the upcoming dates.

Deeper

Deeper is a place where you can go deeper in your relationship with God - wherever it’s at.
 

In the first part of the evening we give bite-sized chunks of teaching on things like; how to read your Bible, how to pray, and how to worship.

The second part, is putting what we’ve learnt into practice - the doing!

A weekly challenge helps us apply it to our everyday lives.

Deeper runs for nine weeks during the spring term.

Contact

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Contact 


 
 
Want SMS text updates for Friday Night Youth?
 

Next Gen Youth text NG and your name to the KingsGate fast text system on 07797 804 011.

Ignite Youth text PI and your name to the KingsGate fast text system on 07797 804 011.

Costs 1 txt at normal rate.

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