PACE runs weekly lunchtime clubs in Primary and Secondary schools. While each club includes some Bible based teaching and discussion, all young people are welcome, whatever their beliefs. This makes for some interesting discussions!
We have an exciting 12-week programme that explores many aspects of Christianity for Year 4 students. BOLT Club (Building On Love and Truth) is fun-packed with various games and challenges and a fast-paced talk where the leader must cover the week’s topic in under a minute. This is followed by a time of discussion and questions from the students. Sometimes we include a prayer activity, then the club ends with healthy treats for the members.
The club is fun-packed with various games and challenges
We hold lunch time ‘drop-in’ clubs once a week in secondary schools throughout Guernsey. These usually take place in a classroom and are a great opportunity for youth to hang out in a fun, safe environment.
Students come at their own leisure to enjoy some lemonade, a relaxed time of chat, activities and games as well as a discussion about Christian beliefs and moral or social issues.
A great opportunity for youth to hang out in a fun, safe environment
Each term will have an overall theme; for example, it could be the ten commandments, contemporary issues, inspirational people from history, or watching video clips and reviewing what can be learnt from them. The talks are discussion based, so it allows the students to express their opinions as well as hear a perspective from the PACE team! We hope that all our talks empower the students and reassure them of their worth.
The club ends with a hand-out of sweets to all that attended. It is a great opportunity for PACE to build relationships and engage with young people where they are at. We aim to create a fun and relaxed environment so that everyone feels welcome and able to share, whilst challenging the students to think about a certain topic and other people in a new way.