In this fast changing, exciting and unpredictable time we find ourselves, we believe that it is God’s will to see young people empowered, strengthened, encouraged and connected to a community that will walk their own unique journey of life becoming the men and women that God has called them to be.
Rooted Youth is the vibrant and dynamic place that our young people here at West View call home. Our aim is to provide a space where life change can truly happen in a powerful and meaningful way.
Our Mission: That teens can come to Know Christ, Grow in Christ, and Show Christ.
We are rooted in Jesus Christ and make Him the centre of all we do as we pursue the deepening of our relationship and intimacy with Him.
We believe all truth flows from Him and we journey together growing n knowledge, wisdom, character and love.
We are intentional about being the presence of the God to all people around us; displaying Gods love, kindness and forgiveness.
This year we are striving to be as inclusive as possible, involving all our teens in Worship, Hospitality and service, leadership, arts and crafts you name it we have it. So if you have a particular gifting or just want to be more involved let us know!
WHERE AND WHEN?
Rooted Youth Church: Every Sunday @ 09h45 in the Luke Hall
Refreshments are provided upon arrival.
So why is ROOTED the place be:
If you are looking for a place where you meet amazing people, have great worship, be encouraged, motivated and supported, then you have come to the right place. There is something for everyone!
Our Youth Ministry has a dedicated team of volunteers who are determined to ensure that all our young people feel welcomed, are empowered and encouraged to deepen their relationship with Christ. We are privileged to have a team of volunteers ranging from different backgrounds, ages and with experience in walking a journey with teenagers. Our volunteers range from high school teachers, varsity students, young couples and peers who have a passion to see young people’s lives being transformed by Christ.
A word from James:
A word from Lara:
James Rogers: Youth Pastor
Lara Dickson: Youth Intern
Rooted Youth Leaders
Confirmation here at West View is called “Sega” pronounced Segaw. This is the Hebrew word meaning to Grow and that is exactly what we aim for with our confirmation classes to develop a solid spiritual and biblical foundation in the Word, Discipleship, Mission etc. This is to prepare teens for the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, as well as membership into our church, that is The Methodist Church of Southern Africa.
Classes will be begin on Sunday 17th February and will be held on Sunday Afternoons in the Luke Hall from 16h00 followed by the evening church service @ 18h00.
Please note these classes also include the Youth Alpha video series.
Join us on Wednesday 13th February for our parents evening to find out more.
Class of 2018
Last picture taken of 2018!
We cool like that
Class of 17
On Thursdays our Assisting Youth Pastor Lara visits the Ditshego preschool and primary school. She shares a message with them, they do praise and worship songs and share fun and laughter with games.
Ditshego playing games
In 2018 as a congregation we did a T-shirt and school shooes drive. It was truly succesful as we were able to provide each primary school child with two shirts and pair of school shirts. They were truly greatful!
As congragation we went to the Ditshego Primary school in Mooiplass and performed maintance. From painting a mural, to teaching the kids to bake, fixing shelves,fixing door handles,painting cupboards and loads more. It was a fantastic day where the House of Safety Children residing at Ditshego were able to interact and get their hands dirty alongside ouyr congregation.