OUR MISSION

“IMYC exists to love and serve children and young people and those who lead them, desiring to help them take their place in God’s Mission through the local, connexional and world Church.”

We want to facilitate a two-way process of communication across the generational boundaries so that every generation in church life is appreciated, listened to, affirmed and encouraged to take their place in God’s Mission. Sounds great but… as you know, that is not an easy task. It involves representing and advocating youth and children’s issues within the whole life of the Church. It means training and supporting ministers, youth and children’s workers and volunteer leaders as they pass on faith to the next generation. It involves giving young people and children the opportunity to encounter God and develop their gifts and skills by organising youth and children’s events and programmes throughout Ireland.

IMYCD has always evaluated what it has been doing to try and improve the activities and training that it offers to the wider church. Out of our most recent review six different areas of our work were highlighted for us to focus on. These included communications, Districts, governance, events, training and resources. We have developed strategy around these which we will be implementing over the next few years.

Child Care Society

The Methodist Child Care Society is responsible to the executive of IMYC. The Society is the means by which we can reach out to families within the Methodist Connexion in Ireland who are experiencing financial hardship. Download the MCCS application form here.

TEAM IMYC

<b>GILLIAN GILMORE</b>
GILLIAN GILMORETeam Leader
In July 2016 Gillian took on the position of Team Leader of IMYC.
Gillian’s responsibilities include:

> Leadership and management of the staff team
> Ensuring the Implementation of the vision and strategy of IMYC
> Employment of youth and children’s workers
> Training and consultations
> Advocacy and representation on Methodist committees and involvement with wider youth and children’s sector organisations.

<b>LIZA WISEMAN</b>
LIZA WISEMANAdministrator
Liza’s responsibilities include:

> General enquiries
> Police checks – in the RoI & NI
> Bookings for events and training
> Finance
> Office management

<b>LEANNE HILL</b>
LEANNE HILLTraining & Development Officer
Leanne’s responsibilities include:

> Training and Development Officer
> Advice and consultancy around youth and children’s ministry
> Coordination of training and resourcing for youth and children’s ministry
> Support and training for employed Youth/Children/Family workers
> Assists with TOM training and development

<b>LISA BEST</b>
LISA BESTYouth Ministry Co-ordinator
Lisa’s responsibilities include:

> Autumn Soul weekend
> Overflow weekend
> Young leaders training
> Youth ministry training and resourcing
> Summer programme

<b>GEMMA BARCLAY</b>
GEMMA BARCLAYYouth Ministry Worker
Gemma’s responsibilities include:

> Youth Ministry worker
> Team on Mission Programme
> Youth ministry training and resourcing
> Youth event support including Autumn Soul, Overflow and School of Worship

<b>JANETTE McCORMICK</b>
JANETTE McCORMICKChildren’s Ministry Co-ordinator
Janette’s responsibilities include:

> Soul Mates weekend
> Star Stories
> Children’s ministry training and resourcing

<b>NICKY BLAIR</b>
NICKY BLAIRChildren’s Ministry Worker
Nicky’s responsibilities include:

> Safeguarding Issues
> Soul Mates weekend
> Star Stories
> Children’s ministry training and resourcing

<b>MICHAEL SLOAN</b>
MICHAEL SLOANCommunications Intern
Michael’s responsibilities include:

> Website management and development
> Social Media management
> Preparation of articles, promotional materials and external communications
> Event support

TRAINING FOR LEADERS & HELPERS

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