ONE Programme: Connexion
The ONE Programme: Connexion strand is about engaging young people in the life of the Church and their local communities focusing on discipleship, vocation and leadership. We refer to young people on this scheme as OPPs.
Being an OPP is a great opportunity for people aged 18-23 to input into a local church project in a year-long, paid, training-provided, part-time job.
OPPs are employed for one year, on a part-time basis, with a local project to help develop the mission and ministry of the Church at a local, regional and national level. OPPs are paid a living wage to work an average of 15 hours a week - most of which is spent in their local project but with some Connexional (national) responsibilities, including working at 3Generate Children's and Youth Assembly and attending four training weekends.
The ONE Programme: Connexion scheme is more than just a job for a young person. The training and personal development in the programme is excellent and gives participants the skills for starting off, or carrying on, in employment as well as developing leadership skills.
The OPPs have four training weekends delivered at Cliff College, Derbyshire, led by the Connexional Team (that is the national Methodist team) with the option of completing Cliff College Certificate.