Giving young people a vision for world mission
The missionary organisation OMF is putting on a training event for Christian youth workers and their friends. Tim Jenkins reports.
Inspiring Youth is an online training event aimed at equipping youth leaders with great ideas and the latest resources on teaching global mission. Come and join with us for a morning of learning from those working in this ministry and share with like-minded peers on how to engage your young people with global mission.
The event is on Saturday June 12, from 10am to noon.
Our first speaker, Vatha, will be sharing about various resources for use with your church’s youth and launching OMF’s newest youth resource, “Sharing Jesus with the World.”
Our second speaker, Ruth, will be giving us brilliant, tried-and-tested ideas of how to get your young people out into the community and actively living out their faith.
Our final speakers, Peter and Edi, will fill us in on their fun-filled WEC summer camps that offer Bible and missions teaching for young people.
There’ll be plenty of opportunities for discussion between talks and a Q&A panel at the end for any tricky topics. We will also be giving away free books. So invite your youth workers and their peers.
For more information, visit omf.org/uk/events/inspiring-youth/
Vatha Theobald - OMF International UK
Vatha is based in Cambridge and is OMF UK's Under 30s Mission Mobiliser. She is also an Authorised Lay Youth Minister with the Church of England and leads the youth and children’s work at her home church in Suffolk.
Ruth McCaig - Wycliffe Bible Translators
Ruth lives in Peterhead and studied theology before becoming a Religious & Moral education teacher. She worked as a youth pastor for 5 years, is Scotland Manager for Operation Christmas Child and is currently with Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Peter and Edi Wilson - WEC UK
Peter and Edi Wilson are part of WEC Youth, involved in planning for WEC Camps which will be online for 9 - 17 year-olds this summer. They seek to engage young people with mission through World Adventure Programmes and world resources. Previously they were in Japan, church planting and working in their local community with WEC International.