SIM East is organizing an exciting Mission Youth Camp for youths 15-22 years old this June 1-3. The facilitator is Sean Marston, the international Youth Consultant for SIM.
“This camp is about your ‘mission journey’. It is about you understanding world issues and how as Christians we can bring a spiritual and physical response to these issues. It is about you gaining ideas, a vision, a way forward and connecting with other young people like you.”
Location: Vision Farm Camp (Choa Chu Kang)
Who: Youth 15-22 years old
Cost: S$100 (incl. meals and lodging)
Facilitator: Sean Marston, Int’l Youth Consultant for SIM
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About Sean Marston (New Zealand)
I have two strong passions in life regarding work and ministry. One is helping young people understand and work out their Christian faith. The second passion is overseas mission work. This type of work is so vital and cutting edge because the “mission” norms that were so central to the Christian walk have largely been lost to the emerging generations.
My role at SIM International is Youth and Young Adult Champion. I’ve been concerned for many years about what is happening to the younger generations in churches around the world. These generations are drifting away from church, often because the structure and style of church does not fit with the way they relate and work out their Christian faith. It is also because the emerging generations are more relational and interactive about their faith. They want church to be like this too. They have questions about how their faith fits into the world and they have concerns and doubts and they are looking for ways to deal with these issues.
There is an emerging global youth culture and increasingly the world is flattening in terms of ideas, attitudes and communication. My question is how can we help young people understand and own their faith in ways that are relevant to them? I have a strong desire to help churches develop appropriate ways to connect with young people and know how to grow them into the church.
I want to be a resource person for denominations, churches and local youth workers in the majority world. My goal is help churches and leaders understand and connect with the emerging youth culture in their country. Emerging generations are just as passionate about their Christian faith and they want it to be real in their world.
I am 45 and married to Cathy. We have two children: Jessica (16) and Taylor (13). We are involved at a Baptist church in Auckland, New Zealand. I have never served overseas long-term but have been involved in training and evaluating youth ministries in more than fifteen countries around the world.