Yury Gaudard was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is married to Deidre Gaudard, a beautiful and passionate South African. They have a beautiful 3 years old daughter. They are both missionaries at heart and passionate about Youth and Young Adults ministry. The main focus of their lives is to see young people becoming true disciples of Christ and they have a great love for purity and fellowship. Given that they believe the Bible is the Word of God, they teach it in a fun and meaningful way. Come and joy the Anchored Youth group at Willows Methodist Church and check it out for yourself.
Anchored Youth Ministry exists to see young people have a divine encounter with Jesus Christ, grow in intimacy with the Lord, belong in community, and be empowered to change the world. All of that + all the fun!
We here at Willows use the best Youth Curriculum that has ever been created in the World for Youth so that we would achieve the goal of having true and equipped disciples!
It is also important to note that our ministry focuses on discipleship for both teenagers and parents. On the teenagers' side, we aim to see true disciples of Christ making a difference in the World. We focus on 4 areas: Spending time with others, Spending time with God, Using your gifts and sharing your story.
On the parents' side, we aim to provide resources that would help them to answer difficult questions about faith and bring their kids up in the Lord. We are connected to some of the biggest research centres in the World for Christian parents, like Axis and Fuller Institute and others.
Join us on a Sunday morning at 9:15 for worship, fun, and Word of God.
Camp: 04-06 October Price: R700
The Heart Of Heaven
Why the Heart of Heaven Camp?
New International Version Then Moses said to him, "If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. GOD'S WORD Translation Then Moses said to him, "If your presence is not going [with us], don't make us leave this place.
Moses came into the actual presence of God. But it’s important to remember that he wasn’t even born again. If dwelling in the glory of God was available to him, how much more has the blood of Jesus made this available for us!
2 Corinthians 3:15 -18 15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts.16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3: 16 -18 The Message (MSG)
Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiselled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.
God is calling us to a lifestyle where we will not move, breathe or be without His presence.
This is the Heart of Heaven, His heart is to be in constant intimacy with us. This weekend we aim to touch His heart in this regard.
Let’s open our hearts to encounter His.
Series: 23 June - 14 July
Game Night: 05 July
Larger than life Game Night
When the craziness of the Autumn has finally wound down, but the busyness of the holidays is upon you, early winter is the perfect time to have an event for students that is free and fun. The idea of this event is pretty simple. Teams of students travel from game to game, competing to score as many points as possible. But here's where things get exciting. These aren't your average games. These are larger-than-life-sized games. The teams with the most points at the end of the event are the winners and receive awards (and maybe some prizes) at a closing award ceremony. Will be awesome!!!
Confirmation: (Every year) We at Willows Methodist Church have once a year a special moment for Youth (High School Students). It is the Alpha course for Youth, that is designed for Youth and presented in a language and format they understand! This Year's Alpha Course is over and we are doing a ceremony of confirmation in the church on the 16th of June. It will be great.
Youth Alpha Course - Every year in January
The Alpha Youth Series includes 13 episodes, each around 20-25 minutes long. Each episode includes discussion breaks for conversation and personal testimonies related to the theme of every episode.
Each episode features a different question about life and faith. Here’s the run-down:
Series we have done this year so far:
Through the Fire
A 4-WEEK SERIES ON FRIENDSHIP
If you tried to define “friendship” based only on what you see on Instagram, you might think #friendship was all about group hugs, selfies with your bestie, or tagging each other in your favourite memes. But real friendship isn’t so picture perfect. In this 4-week series, you’ll challenge students to build the kind of friendships that go beyond the surface – the kinds of friendships you’ll need when times get tough. You’ll look at three key friendships as Scripture, as well as the friendship God offers us through Jesus, as teenagers see that Godly friendships can shape us, heal us, and purify us – especially during difficult times.
A 4-WEEK SERIES ON AUTHORITY
Raise your hand if you’ve ever wanted to scream, “You’re not the boss of me!” (You can also raise your hand if you have, in fact, actually screamed it.) Especially when we’re teenagers, we tend to push back on the people, places, and things that control and hold authority over us. But here’s the catch: whether we admit it or not, we’ve all given someone (or something) control of our lives. In this 4-week series, you’ll challenge students to consider who, or what, they’ve allowed to be their boss. Because whether it’s the god of me, the god of stuff, the god of worry, or the god of obsession, we all know what it’s like to have an authority problem.
THE GREATEST SHOW
A 4-WEEK SERIES ON IDENTITY
Do you ever felt like you’re putting on a show? Like the person people think you are doesn’t line up with who you really are? Or maybe you’ve been known to put on different personas for different situations — personas that help you fit in with certain crowds, even if that persona doesn’t reflect who you really want to be. Sound familiar? Of course, it does. We can all relate because, at times, we all struggle with the same big questions: “Who am I? Who loves me? Why am I here?” In this 4-week series on identity, students will find answers to those questions as they discover that, in Jesus, they are loved, they are forgiven, they have a purpose, and they belong.
MEANT TO BE
A 4-WEEK SERIES ON DATING
“We’re meant to be.” It’s how all of our favourite movies, songs, and books talk about love—as if the secret to an amazing relationship is a little bit of destiny, a whole bunch of feelings, and a tiny dash of magic. So it makes sense when we observe the not-so-perfect, real-life relationships modelled by our friends, parents, and favourite celebrities, that we might start to wonder, “Wait—is that how relationships are meant to be?” In this 4-week series, students will get better lens for evaluating their current and future dating relationships as you help them see that the secret to a relationship that’s “meant to be” is to stay close to Jesus, date with purpose, know who you’re looking for, and keep sex in the right context.