The future of 3Generate is here!
30 October - 1 November 2020, Birmingham NEC
3Generate is an action-packed and inspiring weekend, primarily designed to hear the voice of children and young people across the Methodist Church. It focuses on faith, friends and fun. To see what happens, visit our YouTube channel 3GenerateTV.
The 3Generate App is now also available from Apple and Android Stores. Download it now, ready for 2020.
This year's 3Generate theme is 'Where is God In your Story?' This is to reflect the fact that, responding to a challenge from 3Generate, the Methodist Church has decided to make 2019-2020 a year of Testimony. Delegates, volunteers and group leaders at 3Generate 2019 were asked to notice where God is at work in their lives and to share their story of knowing God.
Our Youth President for 2019-2020, Thelma Commey, has her own theme for the year. This is #JesusLovesAll. Thelma is excited about celebrating the unconditional love of God with those who attend 3Generate 2019, and reflecting together on how we share that love with others.
Merchandise reflecting these themes will be available to purchase soon.
Elections for the Youth President 2020/2021 also took place at 3Generate. The successful candidate is Phoebe Parkin, aged 17, from the Telford circuit in the Wolverhampton & Shrewsbury District. Phoebe will become the new Youth President at a service to be held in September 2020.
What do we mean by hearing the voice? Throughout the weekend we seek to discover the thoughts and opinions of children and young people, on a variety of subjects and in a variety of ways. Click here to see an illustration of how we hear the voice of delegates at 3Generate.
Everything the children and young people say at 3Generate is gathered together and used, through a careful process of prayerful discernment, to create the 3Generate Manifesto for the coming year (see the video below) and the 3Generate report to Methodist Conference. You can watch the full 3Generate presentation to Methodist Conference 2019.
The 2019 Manifesto was shaped by the views and opinions of the 1,100 children and young people, aged 8 - 23, who were welcomed at 3Generate 2018. They came from all over the country - from Scotland to the Channel Islands! Watch the video above to find out more. The manifesto for 2020 will be released in February.
Pre-registration to volunteer at 3Generate 2020 is now open! If you are interested in volunteering at 3Generate 2020 for the first time, please complete our short pre-registration form. Delivery Team members from 2019 have been sent their own link.
3Generate 2020 is taking place from Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November 2020. The volunteering page is still live and includes practical information like role descriptions. Inspiring stories from previous volunteers are available for those considering volunteering in 2020.
Details for 3Generate 2020 will be available in the spring but in the meantime we thought you might like to know that groups will sleep in a tented village inside the NEC, with members of the same group clustered together. All leaders will have walk-in tents with beds and mattresses supplied. Children and young people will be in tents holding 2-3, with sleeping mattresses provided. Provision will be made for inclusion and accessibility in accommodation. Showers will be provided. There will be a rest space for the leaders at The Well. We look forward to welcoming you.
Our page for those bringing a group to 3Generate offers lots of information and advice, including leader ratios, Safer Recruitment and more - to help you get prepared. Further details about our new venue will be released in the spring.
We have created an overview of attendance statistics from last year's event per Region and Methodist District. You can find this overview here.