‘jmac’ and ‘ymac’ are our Friday night youth groups which meet onsite each week during school terms:
jmac – 6:30pm-8:30pm
ymac – 6:30pm-8:30pm
‘jmac‘ is for children in years 3-6 at Primary School and is a great place for children to come and play games, hear about the bible, meet new friends and generally just enjoy the end of the school week!
It is co-ordinated by a team of 5 young adults members of the Macchap church community, all who have been approved through the government ‘Working with Children’ check process.
Here is a standard night at jmac:
6:30pm – Children arrive and get straight into some typical, ice-breaker style games. In this space we choose games that are well known and loved by all the ‘jmaccers’.
7pm – Every night at jmac has a theme. We try to align the theme with the talk topic for the night.
In this space we may have team games, all in activities, or challenges which require team-work and strategy.
8pm – Every week there is a 10-15 minute talk. The talk topics are communicated through the term plan and always run in a term-long series.
We teach from the Bible and aim to be interactive and relevant to the lives of the children.
8:15pm – Supper provided by one of the parents.
‘ymac‘ is for youth from year 7-12 and is designed to be a group where we meet new people, build strong friendships, have a lot of fun and hear how the bible connects with our lives and the world we live in.
On Sundays, a youth bible study meets at 5pm. For young people in school years 7-12, we look more closely at how we can grow in our relationship with Jesus, serve God and build each other up as Christian brothers and sisters.
All the leaders involved in these groups are firm Christians and the way we lead and run these groups reflects that. We aim to provide a safe and inviting space for all kids and youth on a Friday night.
Aside from this, we have a space known as ‘The Crib’, where high-school aged youth are able to come and hang out from 4:00pm until 5:30pm on Fridays. This is a safe space open to any young people who want somewhere to hang out in the afternoon. Our Friday night youth groups run an hour after this time so young people are more than welcome to hang around with the leaders until then.
Program and School Term:
ymac is also on social media. Our Facebook page is a closed group for those attending youth group and if you are a youth, you can request to join this page. Our youtube page has a few videos that have been made by our youth group over a number of years.