Cambridge YFC News

Want to keep in touch with what’s going on at Cambridge & District YFC? Our dynamic news feed gives you all the stories of our recent work, plus a sneaky peek at the exciting things to come!

Lives impacted at Fort Rocky!

At the beginning of half term,  90 young people and youth leaders descended on Letton Hall for Fort Rocky – an action packed weekend focused on young people the chance to respond to Jesus! more…

Welcome YFC One students!

We’re excited to introduce you to our 2018 YFC One students! more…

On Insane Terrain

At the end of September, over 30 Cambridge Youth for Christ team members, friends and family took part in an Insane Terrain Running family fun day! more…

American Visitors

In mid July we at Cambridge YFC had the privilege of hosting a team of American college students for 8 days, who came over ready to serve the churches and young people of Cambridge. Although the team were only with us for a short time, they served selflessly and had a deep impact on the people they were placed with. Read more about what they got up to here….

Growth in Great Shelford

Thanks to your incredible generosity in last year’s Extreme Dribbling fundraising, we raised nearly £4000 – enabling us to place Tilly in Great Shelford Free Church where she has been helping them to grow and sustain outreach with local young people. Read more about the growth she’s seen in one of her young people …

Digging Deeper

For a few weeks every year, we take over a local coffee shop and host ‘Exploration Station’ – a series of fun, interactive and informal events that enable 11-14s to find out more about the Christian faith. Now in its 10th year, Exploration Station has already helped hundreds of young people dig a bit deeper into the meaning of life.

Find out more about how this year’s event was received …

Meet our new Operations Manager!

Meet Elaine, our new Operations Manager more…

Invite a Mate

“He doesn’t know God yet, but maybe if he comes along he will!” Recently Emma has been involved in a new youth work initiative in South Cambridgeshire – known as The Hinkledux Project and she has an encouraging story to share …

Different Gifts, Serving Together

We believe that everyone is created with a purpose and we love seeing young people explore the wide range of unique gifts that God has given them. Read Katie and Leah’s story more…

Introducing our new team members!

Find out more about our new team members and what they will be getting up to this year more…

Faith in Action

We asked one young person from Histon to share her journey from coming along to a Cambridge YFC residential to running her own Pentecost Outreach event more…

Volunteer Vacancy - Office Manager

Do you want to help make a difference in the lives of local young people? Cambridge & District YFC are seeking a part time Office Manager to join our growing team. more…

We did it! Extreme Dribbling 2016

Thank you so much for supporting our Extreme Dribbling 2016 fundraising! more …

Limitless Growth

WCCYM (West Cambridge Christian Youth Ministries) have been part of our ‘Limitless Community’ – meeting with other churches over a two year process of turning dreams into reality and challenging and encouraging each other in the development of their youthwork.

They found it so useful that they have decided to start their own learning community in September!

Raising up young people of influence

The leadership programme aims to raise up outstanding Christian leaders in their chosen sphere of influence. 11 young people from across Cambridge were a part of the initial 2015/16 programme more…

Why you don’t want to miss Fort Rocky!

Not sure if Fort Rocky is for you? We asked a young person to share their experience of Fort Rocky and why youth groups should come along this year more …

The Catalyst Effect

Jax is placed at Church of the Good Shepherd (COGS) as part of the Catalyst project. A couple of the young people from her youth group were asked to write about the sort of things they get up to. Here’s what they had to say …

Discipleship in Action!

Dave shares the story of one young person’s journey of discipleship more …

 

Lives Changed at 'Be the Change'

In February half term we ran our ‘Be the Change’ mission. Young people met together for teaching and worship before going out in their communities and getting stuck into various projects, sharing God’s love with the people they met. Here’s the week from the point of view of one of the workers from a local church more …

Joining the dots

When a local teenager wanted to start a Christian Union in her school, we were happy to be able to link her up with others who shared her vision! more …

Churches going deeper and dreaming bigger!

8 churches completed LimitlessCommunity in June, and have since been invited to be part of LimitlessCommunity Plus. This will be a chance to develop and go deeper with the plans, goals and vision that were shaped 2 years ago, and continue to press on helping young people to become mature disciples of Jesus. more …

Part of the bigger picture

“As a small church, we feel that it is so important to realise that we are part of something so much bigger, even on a relatively local scale.”

Read about the impact YFC events have had on one local youth group as part of the bigger picture. more …

Arbury Youth group gets a kick start!

Mark is working in Arbury Community Church as part of YFC’s Catalyst project – helping to develop the youth ministry and raise up youth leaders. He recently brought his youth group along to Fort Rocky, here’s what he had to say about the experience more …

Fort Rocky - Thank You!

We had a brilliant time with over 90 young people and youth leaders at our Fort Rocky residential weekend more …

Be the Change 2015 report

Earlier this year, we ran a week of mission in February half term called ‘Be the Change’. Read more about what went on and why you should get involved in Be the Change 2016! more …

Arbury Catalyst report

For the last year we have been engaged in a pioneering scheme to extend the reach of the local church in making disciples of young people in Arbury. Find out more …

A Vision of Revival: Limitless Community

Over the last 18 months it has been an immense privilege for us at YFC to walk alongside the 9 churches who have been part of the 2014-15 LimitlessCommunity programme. Read more about their journey here…

Not So Random Acts of Kindness

The “Great Coleridge Giveaway” was launched  by Coleridge Christian Union in January 2015. Hear the story of how their mission to give away what they have been given had a big impact on one boy at the school. more …

Teamwork!

50 young people, 8 teams came together on the 19th July to play a cracking game of football and have some fun in our 5-a-side tournament. In the end Corinthians senior just narrowly won against Arbury Community Church. Their prize were tickets to a Cambridge United game.

Self Harm Training - June 2015

0-13% of young people self-harm at some point. Would you know how to help? This evening Seminar engaged with the questions around what self-harm is, and offered an introduction as to how we can best respond. Find out more…

LimitlessCommunity Creates Leaders!

LimitlessCommunity is our 2 year programme for church youth teams, dedicated to helping them extend their reach. At the 3rd main gathering in January, we focussed on mission and multiplication. Read more here.

Sex and Relationships in Schools?

Want to empower young people to make healthy life choices? The Esteem Resource Network trains you to provide Sex and Relationships Education with a Christian ethos, but in line with the National Curriculum. Held in Cambridge across four days (15th/16th January and 5th/6th February), this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to support relationships and sexual health education in schools and youth settings. more…

Hundreds of Young People in Worship!

The Gathering is an unmissable opportunity to meet with other young people across the area who are following Jesus. You’ll have the chance to sing worship songs led by a youth band, hear a guest speaker teach us from the bible, pray for the people near you and spend time chatting over some munchies. There will also be a bookstall, putting the most life changing reading into your hands. more…

Young People Serving the Community?

The Hub is a termly gathering of young people who are up for engaging with God’s mission. As well as learning, dreaming and worshipping together, we find some way to make a difference in real people’s lives.

Read the report on the autumn term’s hub here..

Starbucks for the Soul?

What happens when the youth of Cambridge take over Starbucks for a month?. Find out here

Limitless: Your Dream Come True?

Booking for limitless community 2015 has opened! Many of us dream about young people turning to Jesus in large numbers. LimitlessCommunity helps you turn those dreams into life changing reality! Find out more about limitless community here or to get involved, contact Lizzie: lizzie@cambridgeyfc.com.

 

Live and Amped - The Report

How was the Cambridgeshire talent show ? Find out here

You are not alone!

Are you in youth ministry ? Do you feel alone? Well don’t worry we are here for you… come to our Collective Termly morning, meet some fellow hard working youth workers, experience high class teaching and worship… This term we are joined by Urban Saints very own CEO Matt Summerfield!!

The best year of your life

Thinking of taking a gap year? Then why not join the yfcone team? It could be the best year of your life.

The Night the Beatles came to town

Want to see our very own Jim Overton and band as The Beatles! Then you have come to the right place!

Were you part of the change ?

Be The Change: The Photo Gallery is now live! Check here for the group highlights of the week..