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What we do

We believe that the most effective way we can fulfil our purpose is by supporting the amazing work of the thousands of youth leaders who already know, serve and care for these young people in their churches and youth groups.

Sometimes, especially when a yong person is dealing with a difficult, serious or sensitive issue it can be hard for youth leaders to know how best to respond. The Big House provides help and resources through:

Camps and Weekends for young people and their leaders;

Training and Support for youth leaders (often parents and church leaders too);

Youth Group Sessions developed by The Big House;

A Counselling Service for young people.

 
Our Values

At The Big House we believe how we go about our work is just as important as what we are doing. This is reflected in our values:

The Big House seeks to provide, encourage and support pastoral care of young people that is shaped by the Christian faith is therefore defined by the following characteristics:

  • Interdenominational in nature
  • Reliant on God through prayer
  • Shaped by the person and work of Christ
  • Dependent on the Holy Spirit to reveal and communicate 
  • Committed to God’s Truth
  • Upholding the authority of Scripture
  • Showing love to young people

In what we do we seek to:

  • Be available to young people regardless of their gender, race, religious or socio-economic background, abilities or disabilities.
  • View and treat each young person as a valuable individual
  • Listen to and respect young people and their experiences before seeking to respond appropriately to them
  • Seek to communicate God’s truth and love, as shown in Christ with relational sensitivity, clarity and authenticity
  • Bring hope, a sense of God’s presence, and the potential of change into the realities of young people’s lives.
  • Serve the Church as a wider body by equipping, supporting and advising youth leaders, youth organisations and local churches in their continued care of young people.
 
Statement of Faith

Our values are rooted in our Christian faith. In our constitution we express this faith in terms of believing in the following:

In our constitution we express our Christian faith in terms of believing in the following:

  1. The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  2. The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
  3. The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  4. The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
  5. The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
  6. The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
  7. The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
  8. The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  9. The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
  10. The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
  11. The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.