The Intrigue Youth Group aims to provide games and activities for youth in grades 7 to 12. The group, which is affiliated with the Sage Hills Evangelical Free Church in Ashcroft, is the brainchild of Pastor Reuben Bond and his wife Lindsay.
“My husband used to be a youth pastor in Terrace, where there was a youth ministry,” says Lindsay. They ran a youth group there, and when they moved to Ashcroft 18 months ago saw a need for a similar group here.
The group, which started on March 4, runs from 7:00 to 9:00pm every Friday night at the Ashcroft HUB. Lindsay says that there will be indoor games and themed nights, as well as outdoor games such as scavenger hunts and sports-related activities when the weather improves.
While there will be a religious component to the group, Lindsay says it won’t be in-depth. “It’s not a Bible study group.”
Instead, she and her husband want to get to know the youth taking part. “Our goal is to build relationships, because conversations come from that. If the youth have certain needs then we’re there to listen and talk.”
The event is free for all participants, and snacks and refreshments will be provided. “I think it’ll be fun,” says Lindsay. “And we want to hear from the teens what they want to do and hear about.”