FAQs

BOOM SERVICES

What happens at Boom? 
Boom is our weekly Friday night youth service. We charter private buses from suburbs across Melbourne, to our Planetshakers City Campus. There are between 600-1000 teenagers in attendance on any given Friday night. These nights involve all the elements of a normal Planetshakers church service- Praise and Worship, Preaching, Salvation Altar Call, Offering, Announcements etc. These nights are relevant to teenagers and throughout the term certain dates will have a specific focus or theme for the night.

Who can attend Boom?
Boom is open to any teenagers from years 7-12 who have parent consent to do attend. This can be done above via the New Person form or the Parent Consent Form. We also allow Year 6’s to attend in Term 4 as they begin their transition to high school. Children younger than this and teenagers older than this are not allowed to attend unless specifically approved. Adults who are not part of the official Volunteer or Boom Team are also not allowed to attend unless they have specific approval and a Working with Children Check Card.
 
What is in place for supervision and security at Boom Events?
Our Planetboom Youth Members Staff members and directly responsible for oversighting the supervision and security at all events. Under them is a team of approximately 150+ screened and trained Planetshakers youth leaders who supervise teenagers throughout the night (on our chartered buses and during Boom on Friday nights),
We also have 2 paid professional venue security guards & a team of 10-25 Planetshakers volunteer security teams on site throughout all City Boom events. These teams are there to supervise behaviour and ensure that the venue is secure and safe for all teenagers. 
All of these volunteers hold current Working with Children Check Cards and have gone through training for this role.
Teenagers are not allowed to leave the venue throughout the night.
Please note that all Planetshakers events are strictly drug and alcohol free events. If teenagers are found in possession or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, parents will be notified and they will be sent home immediately.

What do I need to bring to Boom?
Bible / Notebook / Pen / Water

Money for:
$5 Bus Trip
Snacks at Boom Cafe (optional)
Offering (optional)

NB We recommend where possible, not to carry valuables on you, however any valuables that are brought will be your personal responsibility.

Is there First Aid onsite?
For all Planetshakers Events, we are required to comply with our relevant OHS policies and procedures.
As part of this, a number of trained First Aid Officers (inclusive of Planetboom Staff) are on call at all events.
 
What do I need to do if I want to visit Boom?
We’d recommend that you contact your local Boom Urban Life Leader to travel with them on a bus to and from Boom (see main Boom City Page for their details), however you are welcome to join us at the venue on any date.
For all new people, we require that you come with or fill in a parental consent form upon arrival. This form ensures that you have parental consent to attend events.
 
Where is Boom held?
Boom services are held at our Planetshakers City Campus Church Venue at 400 City Road, Southbank. Occasionally we run events at an alternate location when this venue is unavailable. Details for these night will be advertised in advance.
 

BUSES

General Info
We charter approximately 10 Buses from all across Melbourne to our services each Friday to make it easy for teenagers and their families to transport them to and from Boom. Teenagers are most welcome to meet at the venue instead but where there is a local bus stop we encourage them to travel to and from Boom on the bus as this becomes an important part of the night for them to meet and connect with local teenagers and leaders.

Bus Stops
We hold bus stops in over 40 locations in Melbourne. They are typically held at a fast food location or central meeting point in the local area. The bus stop times and locations are prone to change across the year as the number of teenagers coming from different locations also changes. We are always working on routes to make them as convenient and efficient as possible. To see the current bus stops, please look at the buses section on the relevant campus page and contact the relevant to find out the current departure time.
To ensure your teenager does not miss the bus, we suggest them meeting at the stop 10 minutes before the departure time.
There will be a Planetboom leader present at each stop before it departs and when it drops off at the end of the night who is responsible for the supervision of the teenagers travelling to and from Boom.
Each bus is chartered through private bus companies. 
 
Bus Cost
We require each teenager to pay $5 each Friday to go toward covering the cost of the buses. 

URBAN LIFE GROUPS

What happens at Urban Life Groups? 
Our Urban Life groups meet in suburbs across Melbourne, in groups of between 10-20. They are typically held at a local home or council venue. They are a great opportunity for teenagers to connect with other teenagers and leaders from their local area. Urban Life typically consists of social time, sharing food together and an Urban Life video devotional and study that is provided by Planetshakers Staff to all Urban Life Groups. The purpose of these groups if for teenagers to build positivies relationships and community with people from their local area and to grow and be discipled in their relationship with God. Every groups is run and supervised by our screened and trained Planetshakers youth leaders who all have Working with Children Check Cards.
 
What to do if I want to visit an Urban Life Group?
Please contact the leader of the group closest to you (check the relevant Campus page for the map of Urban Life Groups). They will be able to provide you with the location and time of the group and where needed may be able to assist in transporting your teenager to and from Urban Life.
 
How do I get details for Urban Life?
Contact the local Urban Life Leader for specific details or contact our offices. If you are not sure which group to contact, if you email [email protected] we can assist in this process.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Planetshakers Conference

Each year Planetboom attends Planetshakers Conference. This is held at Hisense Arena and has over 10,000 delegates from youth groups and churches from around Australia and the world. For more information about Planetshakers Conference and for information specific to youth please click here
https://www.planetshakers.com/conference/melbourne-2019/boom/

PARENTAL CONSENT FORM

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