Supporting and enriching Birmingham's young people
Working in schools and out
Birmingham City Mission's Youth Team exists to serve, support and enrich the young people of the city, regardless of their social, religious, or cultural background. We aim to provide engaging, interactive and thought-provoking experiences for them through working in Birmingham's secondary schools, partnering with local churches and running residentials and youth events.
Our Acts of Collective Worship (assemblies) are short presentations on various values and topics including Harvest, Christmas, and Easter.
Our Religious Studies lessons cover topics relating toChristian beliefs and practice (for KS3 & KS4), including GCSE: KeyChristian Beliefs, Teachings and Practice; The Person and Life of Jesus Christ; Good and Evil; Christmas and Easter. We also offer extra-curricular clubs - pastoral 'Friendship Clubs’ and Religious Education clubs.
GSUS Live is an interactive high-tech learning experience designed to explore relevant issues from different perspectives through the stories of three teenagers. BCM offers this resource to Birmingham secondary schools every June.
Our provision is free of charge to all secondary schools in Birmingham and the wider area for Years 7 to 13, and we can come out to schools for a stand-alone visit or a series of visits within a week. We do this alongside local church partners and our material adheres to ‘Faith Makes a Difference’ (Birmingham Agreed RE Syllabus) and covers SMSC and British Values requirements, together with the Jubilee Centre for Character Development principles.
Our annual summer youth camp is open to Years 6 to 11. It is a week-long residential trip to an outdoor pursuits centre in Wales - the Christian Mountain Centre Adventure in Snowdonia - and is primarily for disadvantaged young people.
Fulfil is a termly youth for event for 11-18s seeking to bring together young people for a fun evening of Bible input, live music, entertainment, and games. Churches and other groups bring their young people to the events held each March, July and November at Mount Zion Community Church in Aston.
'There's a great variety of backgrounds and cultures coming to the club. They all value the chance to ask questions and share their views as we look at the Bible together.' Teacher, Kings Norton Girls' School
'The assemblies were really engaging. It is great to hear the students go 'Yes!' when they find out it is BCM running the assembly. Thank you for sharing the Christian message of Easter, something that can sometimes get missed, but also doing it so respectfully of all faiths means it is an inclusive assembly.' Teacher, a Core Academy school