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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 imaginative ways.

Your chance to have a say - and vote for the young people who represent you.

But don't just take it from us - here's what you think of 3Generate 

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 three separate age streams: 8-11s (school years 4-6), 11-18s (school years 7-13) and 18-23s.  There's more information about what's happening for your age group here. 

3Generate 2017

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.

Groups will stay in accommodation, together with their leaders, who will be responsible for their care throughout the event.  Leaders will attend the event for free and only need to cover their travel costs.  

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 people aged 23 and under, who are beyond school year 13, can book on with or without a group and there will be a support team for 18 - 23s available during the event.

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 accommodation blocks.

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 entertainment.

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 News.

Spread the word

Tell all your friends about 3Generate and encourage them to come along too. 

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.

Contact us

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:-


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24th - 26th November 2017
In 2017, for the first time, youth and children's leaders are invited to accompany their groups to 3Generate, where there will be a leaders' programme, as well as sessions together with the young people. Bookings for 3Generate 2017 will open on 24th April.