What does the church do for children and young people?
DBC is committed to reaching out to and working with children and young people. We do this mainly through the Urban Saints youth groups on Friday nights and on Sunday mornings through Church for Children during our church services.
We do run other ad-hoc events that the kids are invited to. For example, we have an annual Easter Egg Hunt (you guessed it, at Easter!).
What groups run on Sundays?
We all begin worship together each Sunday morning, which we believe is important. Then the children go out to their Saints on Sunday group for activities and to learn more about the message of Jesus Christ.
The children are encouraged to be actively involved in services throughout the year and we frequently hold family services where we all worship and learn together.
What is Urban Saints?
We run a very active and popular Urban Saints youth group in DBC. Urban Saints is a Christian charity, formerly called Crusaders, which has been in existence since 1906. We link the youth work at DBC to Urban Saints because they provide an excellent framework for encouraging and teaching young people, as well as great resources for games and access to special events. The group is run by church members and parents.
If you would like to know more about Urban Saints, click on this link.
Child protection and CRB checks?
DBC operates under the “Safe to Grow” guidelines issued by the Baptist Union of Great Britain.
Anyone who gets involved with any of our youth work on a regular basis has to complete a Criminal Records Bureau check. We occasionally ask parents to provide additional help if we’re short of people, but you do not need to be CRB checked to do this.
Anyone involved with Urban Saints has a CRB check done through the Urban Saints organisation.