The vision for youth in SCF is to see our young people growing in their individual relationship with Jesus, while also growing in community and relationship with one another, finding the faith and the confidence to live out a life with Jesus in their everyday.

We want to build trusting relationships with all the young people we have contact with, and be alongside them in good times and challenging times as they grow and become young adults.

Wednesday Youth

School Years 7-11
Wednesdays 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Term time only)

An evening group for young people in secondary school, open to all. We spend time playing games, sports, doing activities and getting to know each other. Most weeks there is a message either from the youth team or a guest speaker, where we talk about issues relevant to young people, things relating to faith in Jesus or stories from the Bible. Surround is a safe space where young people can be themselves, meet new friends and find help and support from our youth team. It is free to enter but we have a tuck shop where refreshments can be purchased.

Other Things We Do

As a youth group we love to get involved in the activities of Open Doors and regularly run their Blackout Weekend where young people give up technology to spend the time to learn about the persecuted church and pray for them. We also invite Open Doors Youth to be with us to run Secret Church sessions.

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In this photo our Youth were taking part in a Sleep Out for Birmingham City Mission. We slept out in boxes with our friends from Hollywood Christian Life Centre and raised over £1000 for BCM who work with homeless people in Birmingham.

Summer Night Live

School Years 7-11
(Summer Time only)

Every summer we take a group to Summer Night Live, which is a weekend camp run by a collection of South Birmingham Churches. It’s the highlight of the year where our young people build great friendships, learn a lot about faith and encounter Jesus in amazing ways.


The Bridge
234 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3AG

Telephone: 0300 561 0300