The Future - The Youth of Jersey
Ark on the Park welcomed everyone to come and see, and that definitely included the youth of Jersey!
It was wonderful to be able to welcome many young people to join us at the event, to hear the Gospel of truth, who they really are, and how much they are valued. A number welcomed Jesus into their hearts as their personal Saviour, this is always the greatest miracle and underlines the value of what Ark on the Park was all about.
We had a designated Youth tent open to young people from school year 7 and above, and up to age 18. This was well used as a chill out zone for the youth, it was a safe place manned by Volunteer Youth leaders available to chat to young people and answer any questions and concerns they may have. Supporting our Youth team were dedicated teams from 'Limitless' which is a mix of different church youth projects and 'Freedom Street' who have been doing street based youth work in St Helier for several years now.
All 'Ark on the Park' and 'Limitless' and 'Freedom Street' volunteers were working to strict Safeguarding and Child Protection Guidelines. They were all DBS checked and experienced people in working with young people.
The whole area of reaching out to our youth was a hugely important and successful part of Ark on the Park.