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The ONE Programme has gone from strength to strength since it started in 2009. Around 80 young people have taken part, taking 'a year on' and making a difference in a variety of projects around the country. Looking back over the past years of the innovative ONE Programme, it is clear that both churches and individual lives have been changed.
One Programme Participants (OPPs) are paid to work an average of 15 hours a week, the majority of which is spent working in a local project with some hours 'banked' and used for Connexional work and training. Each year the Methodist Church funds 11 placements for OPPs, which are selected by a panel of young people and key workers following an application process.
Taking a Year On is a booklet from 2014 of inspirational stories from the young people involved. Find out about what these young people did and what it meant to them. You can download and read the book here.
"The One Programme is a great chance to develop as a person and in your faith, and to see God work through you and other people around you. You won't be the same person by the end of the year. I wasn't." - Huw