Welcome to Lights!

Lights with flash
Lights friends

We meet to learn from the Bible, hang out with friends and have fun. We’d love you to join us.

We’re a welcoming, energetic and growing youth group of over 100 high schoolers from all over Sydney.

Lights senior girls

Where we meet

Lights boys

Lights meets on Friday nights during term time in the St Thomas’ Memorial Hall, which is off the courtyard that you enter from McLaren Street.

Daylights

We also have a Sunday morning program called Daylights that runs during the 10am church service in term time.

Lights dinner

6.30pm

Join us for dinner (it’s free the first time you come to Lights, and $5 after that).

7pm

Lights starts with games, music, a talk and Bible Studies in year groups.

9pm

The program finishes and we have supper and hang out until 9:30pm. Parents can pick up between 9-9:30pm.

Lights group photo

Lights is first and foremost about Jesus, so you can expect an engaging Bible talk and discussion group with your friends. We know that can sound boring to someone coming for the first time, but there really are wonderful and surprising things in God’s word.

Lights outdoor activities
Two girls sharing

God is the God of relationship (the Bible says ‘God is love’) and so we have found that when we get into God’s word together, amazing and deep friendships grow from it. You can expect to make some great friends (many become friends for life).

You can also expect a lot of fun, games and (of course!) heaps of good food. If you don’t know much about God or Jesus, that’s fine – Lights is a great place to find out!

Lights meeting

Contact us

If you’ve never come to Lights before, let us know you’re coming and we’ll keep an eye out for you this Friday! Or if you’ve been coming for ages but don’t get our regular email, sign up and we’ll keep you up to date with special events.

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Camps

Summercamp

Summercamp is the highlight of the Lights calendar. In 2023 it will run from 14-18 January at the Rathane campsite in Port Hacking. Rego will be up soon.

KYCK 2023 poster

KYCK

Lights will be going on KYCK on 21-23 April, 2023. Put it in your diary now!

LiT

LiT is an awesome camp for youth in years 9-12 run by Youthworks. LiT stands for ‘Leaders in Training’.

Who is Jesus?

Here at Lights, Jesus is the person we talk about most.


So who is he and why is he important?

John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Jesus is God the Son who became human, to live a perfect life and die for us, so we could have eternal life.


Here are 5 simple, key points about what we believe at Lights:

God created the whole world, including us. He made us in his image, which means all humans are valuable. And he made us for a personal relationship with him (he didn’t just make everything and then sit back / disappear).

  • God gave us a choice – to follow his way or go our own way. We turned our backs on God and decided to live as we wanted to – this is called sin.
  • The Bible tells us that God is so good he won’t let sin go unpunished. The just sentence for our sin against the infinitely good God is death and hell.
  • But God is not only good and just, he is also merciful and loving. He loves us so much that he sent his son Jesus to die instead of us, taking the punishment that we deserved. Jesus died a horrible death on a cross (which is why it is one of the symbols of Christianity), and then he rose again after conquering death.
  • So now God gives us a choice – to keep going in our rebellion against him, or to turn to Jesus for forgiveness and eternal life. The Bible says ‘if you confess with your mouth ‘Jesus is Lord’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved’ (Romans 10:9).
  • At Lights, we pray that God can help you become a Christian by believing in Jesus. If you want to find out more or were confused by any of this, please come along to Lights. We would love to hear your questions and help you get to know Jesus!


Here’s a video that explains Christianity in just under six minutes.