Day of Prayer for Young People and Youth Ministry 2022

Coming up on Sunday, 20th November

This year, the Church of Ireland’s Day of Prayer for Young People and Youth Ministry will be on Sunday 20th November 2022.  The Church of Ireland Youth Department (CIYD) is delighted to make available a new prayer journal to accompany the day. Produced in partnership with Missional Generation, the prayer journal is designed to help young people to pray and provide creative ways to listen to and respond to God.  The prayer journals are available from Diocesan Youth Officers or youth ministry contacts.

 


In addition, the Exalt prayer app now has some new features.  Since the launch of the app at the Summer Madness youth festival in June CIYD has seen over 250 young people downloading the app.  Exalt is designed to help 11-18 year olds, their peers and their youth group leaders to explore a weekly devotion together; this is designed to help young people seeking a faith in Jesus as well as those who have an active rhythm of faith.

The aim of the app is to make a creative and interactive way to help young people to pray as they explore six rotating themes over a year. During the year, young people will listen to reflections on Freedom, Justice, Forgiveness, Giving, Rejoicing and Mission.  The hope is that as a generation listens to people reflect on Scripture and hear honest and open testimony, we will see this generation growing in their knowledge and understanding of the Bible.

One of the new features allows users to share their experience of the Bible verse into their digital spaces, strengthening the young person’s confidence in sharing the Christian faith and Scripture amongst their digital platforms.  Exalt is available from either the Apple Store or Google Play and to find out more, readers are welcome to check out its promotional video at https://vimeo.com/726774098

Kingdom Voices Week 8-15 August

In August 2022, CMSI and SAMS Ireland will host 36 global church leaders from Africa, South America and Nepal for a one-week programme, following the Lambeth Conference. The Kingdom Voices week will provide an opportunity to engage with inspirational church leaders around the world. It is an opportunity for God’s people to worship together across cultures, to pray for one another’s ministries, and to be refreshed in God’s call to service in the places to which we have each been called.  We hope  the Kingdom Voices week will strengthen bonds across the global church empowering us all for mission and ministry in our own local communities.
 

In addition to spending time with link parishes and supporters, our global guests will contribute to three events that CMSI and SAMS Ireland are jointly hosting:

  1. On Wednesday 10th August, a day conference for Church Of Ireland leaders.

Kingdom Voices: Learning From The Global Church, the main aims of the event are:

  • To provide an opportunity for engaging together as leaders within the worldwide Church.
  • To hear from – and learn from – the practical experiences of our Global Partners.
  • To explore God’s Word together as we consider our shared calling to mission and to seeing God’s Kingdom Come in our own communities.

 

The event will take place between 10am and 4pm in St Donard’s, Belfast. Booking essential https://cmsirelandforms.wufoo.com/forms/s1ibev9m1nncolf/

 

  1. Friday 12th August, a Multicultural Evening Celebration Service in St Anne’s Cathedral, 7.30pm.

An open event for all who want to join with our global visitors for a time of worship and sharing. An opportunity to celebrate the richness in our worldwide family of faith.

  1. Saturday 13th August,a Family Fun Day in Lady Dixon Park, 2-4.30pm.

An informal afternoon to meet our global guests with activities for all ages. African Warriors acrobatics troupe, bouncy castle, BBQ, Irish dancing and more!

 


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