Sydney Church Youth Group Grows Despite Pandemic

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

This time last year, fewer than 40 young people were attending youth group at St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Roseville, Sydney.

But amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the group is catering for more than twice that number.

St Andrew’s co-youth minister Lauren van der Merwe says despite the limitations caused by the pandemic, the Gospel continues to sound out and the Church is growing.

Lauren, who shares the leadership with husband Grant, uses the Instagram platform and the Revive Youth team posts different content every day of the week.

Eternity News reports, since the partial lifting of coronavirus restrictions, ‘Revive Youth’ has hit the church building’s capacity, with 95 young people coming along.

While there are no guarantees of how long face-to face groups can continue during the pandemic, St Andrews is confident that whatever happens, “God is growing His church.”


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