Children and Youth is part of the Discipleship and Ministries Cluster in The Methodist Church Connexional Team.
The Connexional Team serves the Methodist Church in Britain, offering resources, training and expertise. Throughout the year, it undertakes the tasks required by the annual Methodist Conference
The Team has two main tasks:
The Connexional Team maintains regular links with Methodist churches across Britain so that:
The Team is led by the general secretary of the Methodist Church, who is also the secretary of the Methodist Conference. The general secretary works with three connexional secretaries who are strategic leaders with responsibility for the Church’s internal relationships, the Church’s external relationships and the Connexional Team’s operations respectively; and five senior managers who are collectively responsible for the Team’s work.
Children’s and Youth ministry in the Methodist Church…
Enabling children and young people to connect with God, the world and each other, so they can think as disciples, talk as disciples and be disciples of Jesus Christ.
All ministries with children and young people should be…
Relevant: appropriate to needs, culture and situation
Inclusive: valuing all and empowering everyone to participate
Transforming: enabling and supporting children and young people on a journey of discipleship to be effective witnesses in the world.
Caring: supporting and protecting children and young people in their physical, emotional and spiritual well being.
Children’s and youth ministry: it’s about everyone