Local Young Pastors Inspire 2012 Ambassadors
The Bishop of Kensington and the Revd Ruth Bushyager have launched the second in a series of London-wide training events for 2012 Ambassadors at St Stephen’s Church, East Twickenham.
The 13-17 year old youth stream of ‘the2012’ initiative saw over 100 young Christians from more than 23 churches gather for a blessing from the Rt Revd Paul Williams, the Bishop of Kensington, before teenagers from West London took centre stage to lead worship and deliver a range of training seminars on knowing, living, and sharing the Gospel with their peers.
The training session was part of the Diocese of London’s ‘the2012’ Ambassadors initiative aimed at training a collective of 2,012 13-35 year old Christians across the capital to become volunteers for the Church in the Olympic year and beyond.
During the Olympics, the volunteers will look to offer a wide range of support and services to those living in or visiting the capital. These will range from giving away free cups of water to those queuing at venues or transport hubs to volunteering time at churches acting as open venues near Olympic sites, providing visitors with food, drink, advice and warm hospitality.
Reflecting on the event at St Stephen’s, the Bishop of Kensington said:
“This great event shows what vitality and energy there is among Christian young people in London. They have a vision for serving the city which is most inspiring.”