This summer XLP is teaming up with local churches in London to offer you a fantastic week of urban mission in the heart of London. If you have a passion for youth work, want to put your faith into practice, or just fancy a taste of what London has to offer - XLP’s Urban Mission Week is a great way of experiencing an amazing week of Christian mission and most importantly, making a real positive difference to families and communities in some of London’s most deprived boroughs.
Every morning all volunteers will meet together to worship, pray and have bible studies (led by XLP staff including Patrick Regan OBE, CEO of XLP). Volunteers will then go out into the communities that XLP works in and will carry out a variety of different youth work and social action projects ranging from sports sessions, arts and crafts activities, gardening, litter picking, painting and decorating, ‘Fun Days’, prayer walking and also youth work activities on XLP's double-decker bus. Each evening there will be time for personal reflection and prayer.
It's a great opportunity to put your faith into action:
“What I experienced was an intense week of social action that really pushed me and required my faith to become a reality.”
You'll make a significant, positive, long-term impact to a community:
“I left with a real hope that the Kingdom of God would become a reality in the lives of all those living in Tower Hamlets.”
It's a great way of meeting people and experiencing amazingly diverse communities in the heart of London:
“To be part of a team of people who gave themselves so recklessly to God, each other and the outside community, in the way that the Urban Mission Week team did, was truly inspiring.”
XLP’s Urban Mission Week will be taking place from Sunday 12th – Saturday 18th July 2015.
The deadline for applications is Friday 29th May 2015.
We welcome both individuals and youth groups to attend the week – it’s a great way to meet new people and also a good opportunity to strengthen existing ones within your youth group.
If you are 16 or 17 you must be accompanied by an adult/youth leader. If you would like to attend the week with your youth group please ask your youth leader to contact Naomi directly at Naomi.Luff@xlp.org.uk.
Please note that the week is aimed at 16 – 25 year olds; however, we welcome applications from all ages (16+).
Early Bird Price = £115 (deadline, Friday 24th April 2015)
Full Price = £125
The cost of the week covers accommodation, food and travel.
You will be staying in our church building in the centre of London (All Hallows on-the-Wall, 83 London Wall, London, EC2M 5ND)
If you are considering a gap year with XLP or simply interested in exploring London – Urban Mission Week is a great way of being part of an amazing team, getting a taste of London life and gaining a great insight into the work of XLP.