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What is 3Generate?
A weekend planned and shaped by
children, young people - and their workers -
for children and young people.
A chance to meet up with friends and make new ones - from other
Methodist Churches all over the country.
A weekend of conversation, debate, indoor and outdoor
activities, games, music, sport, crafts and challenges.
An opportunity to talk about the issues that affect you and
really matter to you, the world and the Church - to listen to each
other and to God.
Time and space to worship together in a range of creative and
Your chance to have a say - and vote for the young people who
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Who is 3Generate for?
If you're aged between 8 and 23, 3Generate is for you!
There are lots of activities and entertainment for you to choose
from, largely organised in four separate age streams:
8-11s (school years 4-6), 11-14s
(school years 7-9), 14-18s (school years 10-13) and
3Generate 2017 will be from 24 to 26 November at
Pontins, Southport - a new LARGER venue!
There will be some other changes this year too...
For the first time, children and young people and their
leaders can attend as a group.
Leaders will attend the event for free and only
need to cover their travel costs.
The ticket price for delegates aged 8 to 23 is £110 per
The expectation is that each group will bring sufficient leaders
to care for their number (each group will have a minimum of two
leaders, for larger groups a ratio of one leader to six
children/young people aged under 18 will be required, mixed gender
groups will need at least one male and one female leader).
We do not expect extra adult leaders, above the
number required to satisfy the necessary ratios, to be
attending. However we realise that in some circumstances that this
may need to be the case and we would encourage extra support to
attend where this is required.
We understand that some churches may not have sufficient Youth
leaders and in some cases none, however we are happy that adults
appointed through the safer recruitment process and in possession
of a current DBS certificate covering "Regulated Activity" are
appointed for the purpose of the event. All adults attending the
event will need to have been recruited within their local context
via a process of safer recruitment and attend 3Generate with the
agreement of their minister or Circuit Superintendent.
When there are only one or two children or young people who are
not in a group, we would encourage them to join with others in
their circuit or district and attend together. If needed, there
will be help available to connect individuals with groups when
tickets go on sale after Easter.
Young adults who are beyond school year 13, are welcome
to register individually for the event with or
without a group at a cost of £110. There will be a support team for
19-23s available during the event.
Young adults aged 19-23, who are attending with their
church group as one of the leaders, will be welcome to
attend at no charge but will be expected to work with other youth
leaders in the care of their group.
Groups will stay in chalets adjacent to their
leaders, who will be responsible for their care throughout
Groups will have the opportunity at meal times, if they wish, of
eating together in regional groups, enabling leaders, children and
young people to connect and make friends with others from their
district or region.
Leaders will allocate rooms to their groups in the allocated
3Generate is a speak out event for children and young people. It
is the Children and Youth Assembly of the Methodist Church
(Standing Order 250). This year there will be the usual facilitated
sessions attended by the children and young people as well as some
joint sessions together with their Leaders. During times when the
children and young people are in their facilitated sessions there
will be a separate program for leaders.
Woven into the event will be Youth President and Youth Rep
elections, a variety of worship opportunities, activities and
Keeping up to date
In the coming months we'll have lots more news and details for
you about all that will be happening at 3Generate 2017.
Keep up to date by following 3Generate on Twitter and Facebook. We'll be posting all the latest
info to make sure you're really getting excited about your
3Generate weekend. You can also sign-up to
receive Well Snapshots and Well News from Methodist Children
and Youth, which will provide regular updates and 3Generate
Spread the word
Tell all your friends about 3Generate and encourage them to come
If your parents would like more details, there is a page for
them here. Youth leaders
can find details here and churches can
find information here.
If there's anything else you'd like to know about 3Generate, or
if you need help with your booking you can contact us here:-