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- 365 Aim
3Generate 365 is a year-round process of engagement with children and young people in their local setting to enable them to listen to God, discern what God is saying, deepen their faith and be confident in being evangelists sharing their faith with others. We want to see children and young people participating fully in the mission of their local church, including opportunities for enabling pioneering ministry and fresh expressions to emerge.
Following 3Generate 365 we hope that children and young people will attend the event in 2021, which they will have had the opportunity to co-create. This will be a culmination of their listening and discerning and their experiences of responding to God’s call.
A year-round process to recognise, release and respond to the prophetic voice of children and young people, and for that voice to be heard within the planning, delivery and development of 3Generate the children and youth assembly of the Methodist Church. To enable and inspire engagement locally of children and young people in the life and mission of their Church.
3Generate 365 will explore topics of prayer, the body of Christ, prophecy and covenant.
Our 365 theme is: Tune In! God is always speaking and is always there and we are 'tuning in' to what God may be saying to us. We can only have an authentic prophetic voice by noticing what we are seeing and hearing from God.
We will then be ‘In Tune’ for the 3Generate 2021 Assembly, where we will explore what it means to be in tune with each other and with God and how we all have a role to play as part of the Body of Christ.
District Ambassador Teams
Each district will have a District Ambassador nominated by the District Chair. The Ambassadors will be a cohort of Ambassadors working alongside the Children, Youth and Family Mission Team, to achieve the aims of 3Generate 365. Each Ambassador will facilitate a Team, based in their district, made up of 3Generate registered volunteers (resident in the district), 3Generate Youth Rep(s) (resident in the district) and Youth Ambassadors (16-17 years of age), recruited by the District Ambassador (with the support of the 3Generate Reps and Youth President).
The District Ambassador Role:
To work alongside a cohort of District Ambassadors and the Children Youth and Family Mission Team in achieving the aims of 3Generate 365. The role is part of a team in the district and across districts working with the Connexional Team. A Role Description for the District Ambassador can be found here: District Ambassador Role Description (PDF)
Role of The Ambassador Teams: To be in conversation with local churches, group leaders and children and young people within their district, communicating about how to be involved in 3Generate 365 and encouraging the creation of smaller local groups within circuits as well as connecting within the district. This is to enable local churches to engage as an intergenerational community in supporting 3Generate 365. The Ambassadors Teams will facilitate the monthly ‘tune ins’ for children and young people and their leaders and create community across circuits and districts.
They will liaise with the 3Generate Event 2021 Satellite Group Leads, sharing the voice of the children and young people to inform the creation of the 3Generate event 2021 programme.
Each role within this structure will attend briefings in the Autumn of 2020. A coaching approach will be used in the development of teams and community.
These are groups of staff, volunteers and children and young people who have a focus on the development of the 3Generate 2021 programme. They will enable children and young people to shape, take a leading role and contribute to the 2021 event. The Satellite Groups will liaise with the District Ambassadors to hear the voices of children and young people coming from the ‘tune in’ gatherings. This will take the format of a virtual gathering of Ambassadors and Satellite Leads, facilitated by Children, Youth and Family staff team. We are looking for local youth groups to be a part of the Satellite Groups. If you know of groups, or a part of a group, who would be interested in being a part of a Satellite Group please register your interest here.
3Generate 365 aims to resource and support churches, circuits and districts in their ministry with and among children, young people, families and young adults. This will be achieved through ‘District Ambassadors’, who will facilitate the engagement with 3Generate 365 of those within their district.
Children and young people
8-23 year olds will be encouraged to take part in 3Generate 365 through:
- engaging in 365 resources with their group/leaders
- joining the 3Generate app
- attending monthly ‘tune ins’
- voting in the Youth President and Rep election process (November tune in).
Children and young people will share their prophetic voice with District Ambassadors Teams, who will then inform satellite groups, and this will feed into the 3Generate 2021 programme.
Group leaders will be given a ‘toolkit’, which will offer ideas and resources to equip prayer and discernment, acting as a springboard for children and young people as agents of change and a catalyst for mission, evangelism and social action in their local context. They will also be offered monthly training/webinar opportunities to equip them in leading their children and young people in 365 activities.
Local churches are encouraged to provide opportunities for children and young people to share the prophetic word of God, and to join children and young people on their journey. Local churches are encouraged to explore, and be in dialogue with, children and young people regarding what they are being called to start or be a part of.
District Ambassador Team:
These people will communicate 3Generate 365 with local church, group leaders and children and young people within their district, in order to create smaller groups to enable local engagement. They will facilitate the leadership of the monthly ‘tune ins’ for children and young people and create community (from January 2021). They will liaise with satellite group leads, sharing the voice of the children and young people to inform the programme for the 3Generate assembly in 2021. District Ambassadors will receive training, coaching and preparation. District Ambassador Members (volunteers) will work alongside 3Generate Reps, Youth Ambassadors and the District Ambassador Lead, as a District Ambassador Team. A role description for the Ambassador Team Member and the Youth Ambassador are here: Ambassador Team Member and Youth Ambassador
These are groups of staff, volunteers and children and young people, who have a focus on the development of the programme for the 3Generate 2021 assembly. These groups enable the leadership of children and young people to shape the 2021 event. They will liaise with the District Ambassadors to hear the voices of children and young people coming from the ‘tune in’ gatherings. This will be in the format of a virtual gathering of Ambassadors and satellite group leads, facilitated by members of the Children, Youth and Family team. A role description can be found here: Satellite Group Member Role Description
All those leading and volunteering as part of the 3Generate 365 process will be required to undertake our webinar training on Unconscious Bias and Inclusivity as well as our briefing sessions on the process of engagement in 3Generate 365.
If you would like to register your interest in volunteering for 3Generate 365 then you can do so here or through the button below.
Engaging a group
As mentioned in our ‘what will 3Generate 365 look like?’ section, we have lots for children and young people and group leaders to engage in! There will be opportunities for local groups to be a part of the planning for the 3Generate 2021 event. More details will be coming soon on how to sign up but, for now, please register your interest here or through the button below and we will be in touch.
General enquiries: 3Generate@methodistchurch.org.uk
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