Tickets now on sale for Methodist Children & Youth event – 3Generate
10 June 2016
Bookings are now open for 3Generate 2016, the Children's and
Youth Assembly of the Methodist Church.
This year's event will take place over the weekend 25-27
November 2016 at PGL Liddington near Swindon. Last year, 3Generate
2015 welcomed nearly 600 children and young people aged 8 to 23
from all over the country.
This unique, action-packed and inspiring weekend for children
and young people across the Methodist Church enables them to speak
out on issues that matter to them, have their voice heard and
create a Manifesto for themselves and the wider Church, to take
action on. It is also a space to have fun with friends be with God
and talk about faith.
The weekend is shaped and designed by local groups of children
and young people and this process is facilitated by children and
youth workers. Activities and accommodation are organised in three
separate age groups - 8-11s (school years 4-6), 11-18s (school
years 7-13) and 18-23s. All age groups get the chance to take part
in a variety of activities, different styles of worship, themed and
issue based workshops, exploring topics raised by the children and
During the weekend the young people elect their own Youth
President to serve for a year and represent them to the wider
Methodist Church and a team of youth reps who volunteer to
represent 3Generate ecumenically on the British Youth Council,
Methodist Council, the Methodist Conference and to World Methodist
Craig Gaffney, Youth President 2015-2016, commented:
"3Generate is a chance for young people to have their say on what
matters to them and their Church and to express their views on key
issues. The event is full of fun but can tackle serious topics.
Last year, children and young people wanted to discuss their
concerns around war and climate change, while other groups
discussed issues around mental health, refugees and same sex
marriage. Children and Young people have a lot to offer the Church
and they have a desire to discuss and engage with a diverse range
of topics and to engage not only each other but provoke a
Booking for 3Generate 2016 will be open from 11am on Friday
10th June 2016 online here.
Tickets cost £110 for the whole weekend, including food,
accommodation and activities. There will be a limited number of day
places (for Saturday 26th November) available for £55 each. Support
is available for children and young people with additional needs.
Bookings should be made in the usual way with further relevant
details emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Methodist Church
The Methodist Church is one of the largest Christian churches
serving Great Britain, with nearly 200,000 members and regular
contact with more than 500,000 people. It has more than 4,500
churches in Great Britain, and also maintains links with other
Methodist churches with a worldwide total membership of over 80
million. Its activities, both alone and with ecumenical and secular
partners, are based on four aims known as Our Calling:
• To increase awareness of God's presence and to
celebrate God's love
• To help people to grow and learn as Christians
through mutual support and care
• To be a good neighbour to people in need and to
• To make more followers of Jesus Christ.
Registered charity no. 1132208.