“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
1 Timothy 4:12
1 Timothy 4:12
Troy is a pastor at St. Thomas Methodist Church and oversees the running of the Youth and Young Adult Ministries. He completed his BA at Rhodes University before completing his theology studies through Shofar Christian Institute.
Tayla completed her BSC and PGCE at Rhodes University. She has a passion for teaching and working with children as well as the youth. She is currently teaching English online as well as tutoring.
We both have a passion for youth ministry and seeing the next generation being equipped for the challenges they face in school and also in the wider environment. We believe that God is shaping the youth to not only know him personally, but to be instrumental in bringing His Kingdom into our nation.
I am 19 years old and I am currently doing a gap year. I have a heart for people, specifically the emotional and educational well-being of children and youth. I facilitate the Youth Fellowship group on a Tuesday evening. I am also a member of the Young Adults Group and Young Adults Worship Team. For the remainder of this year I will also be assisting children in learning how to swim at Plett Aquatics,
I am 26 years old and working at Footsteps Christian Pre-School. I love working with the children and it’s very rewarding seeing them grow and develop. As well as being a youth leader I am also part of the Young Adults Fellowship Group and worship team. I have a passion for the creative side of God and enjoy coming up with designs and decorations for the Holiday Club and other youth events. I love being part of the church family
“I am a born and raised South African, Wild and Free in Christ! Super MAD passionate about teaching the youth about their self-worth in Christ! By knowing that God will always have your back life becomes awesome! I help run the Youth Fellowship group, I am also part of the Young Adult group and worship team. I am currently working in the real estate industry, but I am studying counselling part time with the hope of one day becoming a counsellor.”
All high school students are welcome to join the St. Thomas Methodist Youth Church on Sunday mornings, during the school term, at 09:30. We meet in The Youth Chapel where we joyfully worship God, have a time to fellowship with each other, and to learn from His word. Our focus is to save, equip and empower our youth to not only flourish in their own spiritual lives, but to help lead and guide those around them too. It’s a fun time where we gather together and discover more about the person and nature of Jesus Christ and His Church.
On Tuesday evenings, from 18:15 till 19:30, we meet at one of the youth leader’s homes for our youth home fellowship group. Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we aim to delve deeply into the word of God to discover what He is teaching us today, and how to apply His teachings in our schools, families, friends, and personal lives. Our fellowship group is a time of intimacy and oneness, both with each other and with God.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs :6
Holiday Club is a week long program held during the June/July holidays. The program caters for children in Grade R – 7 and includes worship, crafts, games and age-appropriate discussions, while having lots of fun! STMC Youth play a major role in assisting in creating incredible decorations and help with preparing all the activities that the children will engage with over the course of the week.
The Youth play a vital role, as leaders, in assisting with running the morning program. In the evenings they look forward to worship, discussions and plenty of games, and spend the week camping out in the Youth Room.
High Schoolers from the age of 16 are encouraged to participate in the confirmation classes to examine their faith and to become members of the Methodist Church. The Confirmation Service is a special event on our church calendar and one in which we welcome them into the membership of STMC.
Our Youth enjoy taking part in the life of the Church and are an integral part of helping with the Sunday School Picnic and ‘Master Chef-ing’ it on Mother’s and Father’s Day. They also participate in community led initiatives such as the 30-hour famine, car- wash and the annual fete. Above all, they enjoy taking time out to have fun together on outings in and around Plettenberg Bay.
(off Marine Way)
(wheelchairs & prams)
(with changing facilities)