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XLP is teaming up with local churches in the London Boroughs of Southwark and Tower Hamlets this summer to offer you a fantastic week of bible study, youth work and social actions projects. If you have a passion for youth work, want to put your faith into practice, or just fancy experiencing a bit of London – 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 the communities of Southwark and Tower Hamlets.
Why get involved?
> 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.”
There is a strong emphasis throughout the week on Bible study and worship. You are encouraged to explore and develop your faith on a personal level but are also the opportunity to outwork the Word practically, putting your faith into action through sports sessions, arts and crafts activities, and a variety of practical projects including gardening, car washing and regeneration projects.
> 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.”
Although XLP lives and works in these communities week in, week out, the broad reach of Urban Mission Week encourages the whole community to come together in a way it wouldn’t usually. This creates amazing opportunities to build new relationships, go deeper with the ones that already exist, and have a practical, positive impact on the lives of those you meet.
> A great way of meeting new 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.”
If you are considering a gap year with XLP or simply interested in exploring London and the diverse communities that call it home – 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.
How can I appy?
XLP’s Urban Mission Week will be taking place from Sunday 14th – Friday 19th July.
If you think you might be interested in taking part in our Urban Mission Week or have any questions at all, please get in touch! You can download an application form by clicking here. Please complete and return to Chloe at firstname.lastname@example.org or send the form to XLP, All Hallows on-the-Wall, 83 London Wall, London, EC2M 5ND.
The deadline for applications is Friday 14th June 2013. Please note that the week is aimed at 16 – 25 year olds; however, we welcome applications from all ages (16+). 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 Chloe directly at email@example.com.
Full Price = £110
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).