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3Generate 2022

On Friday evening (30th Sept) nine young people and three leaders set off in a minibus for the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. This was to be the venue for 3Generate, the Methodist Church National Youth Event. In spite of torrential rain for a large part of the journey, we arrived safely and were soon being led by one of the many volunteers to our place in 'The Village' - an aircraft hangar size space covered with tents of various sizes. 

Over the following two days there was the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities such as art and crafts, faith conversations on a range of issues, looking at life on the margins of society, computer games in the 'Tech Hub' and more. There were also worship opportunities at various times, including 'Big Worship' for an hour on Saturday and Sunday mornings, with virtually everyone joining in. 

I will leave it there for now, because I am sure you would much rather hear what the young people made of it themselves - watch this space!

Ivor Mitchelmore

Here are a few images taken by people at the event... Click an image to expand it

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Update 15th December 2022 from the 3Generate team:

We are excited to be able to share the 3Generate After Movie with you! 
Over 2000 people gathered at the NEC in Birmingham for 3Generate back at the end of September. Children, young people, their leaders plus an incredible delivery team (that’s you!) and contributors made the Methodist children and youth assembly happen. 

Through the course of those 48 hours there were a range of ways to Tune In to God, worship, explore and talk about faith, join in with creative activities, get sporty and exercise, learn more about the issues children and young people care about as well as hearing their voice. We packed a lot into a short space of time and we hope you enjoyed being a part of it! 

Watch all the highlights to find out more about the memorable time everyone spent together. There are two films: a 6 minute version and a shorter 2 mins 30 one. You can find them here: 

Do share these via your networks, stream or show in services or meetings so as many people as possible across the Connexion can discover more about ministry with children and young people. Maybe it can start conversations about how others you know might want to join the team next time? We hope everyone finds it as inspiring and uplifting as we do – join us as we start looking forward to 3Generate 2023 (6-8 October at the NEC) and pray for wonderful spirit-filled time together! 

With thanks The Children, Youth and Family Team