CYMFed National Leaders’ Congress 2016

National Leaders' Congress 2016

The 2016 Congress takes place on Saturday 6 February 2016 at the Friend’s Meeting House,
Euston Rd, London.

Doors open at 10am, ending at 4pm. Book tickets for less than 10 (£11.49 per ticket) at or for groups of 10 or more fill out the attached booking form (£10 each).

This event is for anyone who does anything to work with young people in any setting in the Church. The more the merrier, all are welcome.

We will be joined on stage by a variety of groups including Rise Theatre and One Hope Project. Fr Andrew Small will be sharing with us as our keynote speaker and we will also have the launch of the Faith in Action Awards and more information on the next Flame.

4591101552“I have been privileged to watch RISE at various settings nationally and in my own diocese. Each time I have been struck by the way in which their work hits home intellectually and emotionally.  Through their mixture of skilled artistry, observation and humour the Spirit weaves a way through. Drama reaches places where teachers like me can’t reach and even now I find myself able to recall easily a lot of their work. As a Church I think we should be proud of these young, prayerful, skilled disciples.”

David Wells. Director of RE. Plymouth Diocese.

One Hope Project is a group of friends who love to worship God and love to be in His presence. We’ve always enjoyed getting together and always wanted to capture those times. We would love to see a community of worshippers be inspired and encouraged to go deeper in worship. Our hope being that it encourages people to get involved, to know what it’s like to be in God’s presence and what it’s like to be free in worship of a God who loves them. It’s what we were made to do. We were made and designed to be in His presence.

Fr Andrew is the man behind and the brand new missio app available on the android and app store.
He is an excellent practitioner of the new evangelisation and through his work as Director of the Pontifical Mission Society in America he helps people to actually put their faith into action and see measurable results.
Born in Liverpool, Fr Andrew is making a special trip back to the UK to be with us for our congress.

To book tickets online visit Eventbrite.

Tickets £11.49 per person.

If you’re booking 10 or more places, download the group booking form here.

10 tickets for £100, and any further tickets cost £10 each.

A two year collaboration of CYMFed member dioceses and organisations has led to the creation of this resource, published by St Paul’s Books. Created for use by young people from age 11 to 18, the scheme is flexible enough to be adapted to local need and can be run in their parish or school setting. Materials are provided to guide leaders as they help participants glue together what they learn about faith, their own personal experience and their response to the needs of the world in which they live.

Written by a group of youth ministers and chaplains from across the country, the scheme is adopted by CYMFed and has received the following endorsements:
I would like young people to come to know Christ Jesus who will lead us in truth to the joy of the Gospel. This award scheme will enable so many of our young people to grow in discipleship and experience their faith as a lived reality, ever more moving from mind and heart into deed.
+ Terence Patrick Drainey
Bishop of Middlesbrough
The Faith in Action Award Scheme is a welcome encouragement to young people to actively develop their relationship with God, to deepen their faith and put that faith into action for the common good.
Its strength lies in inviting young people and adults in schools and parishes to journey together in faith and to make a difference in the world around them; so that all might know the joy of the Gospel.
+ John Arnold
Bishop of Salford
Before printing was invented, monks spent years brining the texts of the Bible to life with stunning illustrations.
Today, the message of the Scriptures and the Teachings of the Church are illuminated by the beautiful lives of those who integrate the Christian faith into their daily lives.
What they say think and do reflects Christ and his teaching; what they view and reflect upon is seen through God’s eyes.
Faith in Action is a great help in doing just that. It is a remarkable and encouraging resource.
 + Archbishop Arthur Roche
Secretary of Congregation of Divine Worship &
Discipline of the Sacraments, Vatican City

This award scheme promises to inspire and reward all those young people in our parishes and schools who offer so much of themselves and play a vital role in our faith community. It also encourages young people to explore their faith and seek to put that faith into action for the good of the others in the Church, the wider community, and the young adults themselves.

+ Archbishop Malcolm McMahon
Archbishop of Liverpool

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