Saturday, 24 August 2013


Focus is a fabulous event for 9-13 year olds which runs at Quinta Hall, near Oswestry every year.  There are all sorts of fun activities, fabulous times of worship, workshops, games and a great opportunity for them to deepen or to discover their relationship with God.
Older children have the opportunity to volunteer as Teen Servers to work to make sure the younger children have a great time and inevitably have a lot of fun in the process.

This year the theme was 'History Makers' and the team names were based on people who have made a significant contribution to our history.  The children heard that in God's Kingdom we are all history makers - we are part of 'HIS (God's) story' being worked out in the earth.  To be a history maker we say 'yes' to God and listen so we can take action when he tells us what to do.

 Martyn (Awesome Astronauts) and Gill (Crazy Climbers) have been part of the leadership team since Focus began 11years ago.  Janet (Epic Explorers) has a full on job as First Aider with responsibility for administering any meds, supervising swimming sessions, running the cookery workshop and finds time to help out the on the catering team too!  Sarah (Awesome Artists) first came to Focus as a delegate and now volunteers as an adult team leader and amongst other things helps to run the dance worskshop.  Katie (Awesome Artists) and Sanchia (Incredible Inventors) have worked as teen servers, here pictured serving teas and coffees to parents as they drop their children off at Focus.  Emily (Incredible Inventors) has also been a team leader and brought the teaching at one of the evening meetings.
For more pictures including George & Lucy (Super Scientists) have a look at the album on the New Life Church Facebook page.
If you are interested in Focus 2014 get your name down early - we were fully booked early this year.  See Martyn, Gill (Alfreton), Jacky (Chesterfield) or Sarah (Clay Cross) for more information.