With 100 days to go, London 2012 Games motto, ‘Inspiring a Generation’ was announced. I’d love to highlight some ways we’re making it easy for our next generation to get involved with mission during the Olympics, from youth volunteering to phone apps.
A generation of leaders
Today I spoke to St Mellitus college about opportunities for mission – it’s exciting to be getting the next generation of clergy, youth workers and lay-leaders ready for the summer. With projects to coordinate around venues and stations, and team leaders needed for volunteers, it’s great to have them involved.
Tomorrow’s ‘London Calling’ event at St Paul’s Cathedral will bring over two thousand young Christians together, to be encouraged and released for mission and service. Many of these young people are already coordinating events in their own parishes during the summer, and others will be encouraged to volunteer at projects across the diocese – staffing youth cafes, helping at community festivals, or keeping churches open to offer hospitality. I’m particularly looking forward to meeting Anne Wafula Strike, a Kenyan Paralympian with an encouraging testimony to share.