Plentylife Youth is a place for all young people from grades 6 through to 12 to build friendships and grow in their faith. The youth program runs through the school term and includes fun activities and a monthly bible discussion group. Activities are developed by the young people themselves, supported by a team of leaders, and include things like rock climbing, raft building, campfires and more.
To find out more visit the Plentylife Youth Facebook page or contact Maddy on 0488 613 672
At Plentylife, children are valued members of our church community and are included in our community gatherings. We have an intergenerational approach to our meetings so that children and adults, no matter the age, can engage as full members of our community life. All-age activities are provided at every service and as a resource for family discipleship in the home. To foster participation by our younger church members, children regularly share their creative artworks during our services.
Rest (or sabbath) is very important to God and therefore matters to Plentylife. We intentionally and deliberately practice sabbath rest in our lives as a church. One of the ways we do this, every year, is to have a rest from services and programs from Christmas to the end of January. While there are no formal meetings, we connect with and encourage each other in more relaxed, informal ways during the month. We kick off formal meetings again in February, rested and ready to go.
We partner with Kid Hope and Ashley Park Primary School to provide mentoring and friendship to vulnerable kids in our local area. Kids Hope is Australia’s largest early intervention, school-based mentoring program for children experiencing vulnerability. One mentor meets with one child for one hour every week; that’s the model. Our mentors receive high quality training, structures and child-safe processes. The kids experience increased confidence and resilience as their emotional and social development needs are met.
As a church we are committed to pursuing justice in our society. We partner with Common Grace, an online Australian Christian movement for justice. Their vision is to inspire and organise Australian Christians to think, speak and act like Jesus for a more just world.
Our partnership includes regular financial support as well as participation in Common Grace events throughout the year, facilitated through our own Common Grace coordinator.
The areas of focus for Common Grace and Plentylife are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice, climate change, refugees and asylum seekers, as well as domestic and family violence.