“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.
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