Thirst Youth is a fun and vibrant community of young
people from the local area. It is led by a group of
experienced young adults who seek to care for each
individual who comes along.
Thirst is a Christian youth group, which means that
our program is centred around engaging creatively
with the Bible and seeking to be more like Jesus in our
everyday lives. We believe that God is the maker of all
things, including fun, so each week we seek to get to
know Him more in a fun and safe environment.
Who Runs Thirst Youth?
Thirst is run by an experienced group of young adults from the local Earlwood area. Some are uni students, some are teachers and others work in offices. Each leader is passionate about helping young people know Jesus. Every single team member has formal Safe Ministry Training and a current Working with Children Check number.
The leaders make every effort to make sure that each young person is listened to, cared for and encouraged in a safe, honest environment.
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Fridays and Sundays
On Friday nights from 7-9pm, we make our big group small in what
we call D Teams (discipleship teams). It is pretty simple,
we play games, eat food, read and chat about the bible
then pray for each other. D-teams are designed to be
relaxed, safe discussion groups lead by experienced
Sunday service happens every Sunday night at 7-9pm
at Earlwood Anglican Church. We join together with
young adults from Earlwood Anglican for a contempory
style service. We sing, pray and hear from the Bible,
followed by a light supper with our church family.
Camps and Special Events
We know that the best way to get to know each other
and build a community of young people is spending time
together outside of normal term time. This is why we have
planned time away together throughout the year.
Camp Earl (January)
This is our summer youth camp for the whole youth group
which is filled to the brim with fun. We stay for 4 days at a
local conference centre with a massive pool and oval. This
annual camp is a great start to our year at Thirst!
Holiday Club (July)
Our holiday kid’s program is a great opportunity for our
youth to develop their leadership skills. The youth make
new friends in a positive structured environment and try
their hand at drama, music and public speaking as they
spend the week teaching children about Jesus.
LiT– Leaders in Training
This 5 day conference is for youth who want to develop
as future leaders. It pushes them to think more about
their own faith and how they can use their gifts to
KYCK Youth Conference (April)
This is a weekend conference for everyone at Thirst.
Together with 500+ other youth from across NSW, they
encourage one another in their love of God, His word
and His people.
Other Special Events
In addition to our regular events, Thirst will also attend
things such as a local area combined youth event,
various social nights and exciting outings.
We know that our youth are our future, so at Thirst
Youth we have a program designed to develop, train
and mentor “Rising Leaders”. We meet before our
Sunday service on the 3rd Sunday of the month and
the last Friday of term with the whole youth leadership
We open the Bible together, discuss the meaning of
leadership and ministry, and develop the character and
competencies of these future leaders. There training
will be put into practice throughout the term as they
serve in different ministries.
Key Dates for 2017 Rising Leaders
- 27th January- Youth and Children’s Launch
- 19th February- Sunday Training
- 19th March- Sunday Training
- 7th April- Friday Night Training
- 21st May- Sunday Training
- 30th June- Friday Night Training
- 23rd July- Sunday Training
- 20th August- Sunday Training
- 22nd Sept- Friday Night Training
- 25th-29th Sept- Leaders in Training Camp (LiT)
- 22nd Oct- Sunday Training
Key Dates for 2017
- Dec 27th-30th, Camp Earl
- Feb 3rd, Thirst T1 Launch
- Mar 3rd, Prayer and Praise Night
- Mar 31st, Final Thirst for T1
- Apr 21-23rd, KYCK Youth Conference
- May 5th, Thirst T2 Launch
- Jun 2nd, Thirst Outing
- Jun 23rd, Final Thirst for T2
- Jul 3-7th, Holiday Kids Club
- July 21st, Thirst T3 Launch
- 18th, Prayer and Praise Night
- 15th, Final Thirst for T3
- 25th-29th, LiT
(Leaders in Training)
- Oct 13th, Thirst T4 begins
- Nov 10th, Open Invite
- Dec 8th, Summer Party
and Final Thirst for T4
Come join us this week
We are located on the corner of St George’s Pde and
Minnamorra Ave in Earlwood. We are across the road
from the 412 and 423 Bus stops and 15min walk from
Bardwell Park train station