Tim Annan to be next Methodist Youth President
23 November 2015
Tim Annan has been elected as Methodist Youth President
designate to begin his term in September 2016, following his
election at this year's 3Generate, the Methodist Children and Youth
Assembly, which took place from 20-23 November.
The current Youth President, Craig Gaffney welcomed the
announcement saying: "Tim has shown a real heart for young people
and the Methodist Church. I'm sure he'll make a wonderful Youth
President and I look forward to seeing the different ways that he
will impact the Church when he comes into office."
In his pre-election manifesto Mr Annan, who has been working and
training as a youth worker, said: "I have seen the difference that
young people make for our churches and our communities. We are a
passionate people, standing up for our causes.
"As Youth President, I will put forward the ideas of the young
people of the Methodist Church to challenge and change our Church.
Together we can make an impact not only on our Church, but on our
society as well".
This year's 3Generate took place at PGL Liddington Adventure
Centre, Swindon, where close to 600 young Methodists aged 8-23
gathered together to worship, learn and make decisions that will
affect the life of the wider Methodist Church. This year's event
was a sold-out success, which saw more than double the amount of
young people and youth leaders attend compared to last year.
Highlights from the event included a variety of topical
workshops, indoor and outdoor activities, debates and campaigns
work. New additions this year included a specially
slam poetry session, club-style worship and zip wires.
In summarising the highlights of this year's 3Generate Craig
said: "It's always amazing to interact with other young Christians
and other young Methodists in particular. There was a lot of really
cool stuff going on this year with the Silent Disco, Club Worship,
Gospel Choirs... We really mixed up the worship and social formats
that we've had in the past, which gave this year's 3Generate a new
feel and a vibe with lots of new exciting features. For a taste of
this year's event, why not check out our YouTube channel,
You can catch up on highlights from the event by searching
#3Gen2015 on Twitter.
- 3Generate, formerly the Methodist Children & Youth
Assembly, is an annual action-packed weekend for hearing the voice
of children and young people across the Methodist Church, focussing
on fun, faith and friends. For more information,
see their website.
- A photograph of Tim Annan can be downloaded on the
Methodist Flickr page.
- Watch Tim Annan presenting his manifesto for Youth President
- For highlights of this year's event, please visit the
3GenTV YouTube channel or search for
#3Gen2015 on Twitter.