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Wherever we’re based, our community reaches out in friendship to Christians across denominations and this is core to our youth ministry here in Ireland. As well as our young people facing isolation and mental health challenges over the past couple of years, COVID has had a major impact on this aspect of our ministry.
We founded Fearless in 2018, with youth ministry partners from the Methodist Church, Church of Ireland and Presbyterian congregations.
At its heart, Fearless provides a very special and unique opportunity for young people to come together from diverse contexts and encounter Jesus together. It is a safe space for young people to ask questions, grow in personal faith at their own pace, and experience the diversity of each other’s traditions.
It has been an amazing adventure so far, with hundreds collaborating in fun, faith and friendship. We’ve been blessed to witness many young people grow as disciples for Christ with a vision of peace and reconciliation for this place.
With the pandemic, much of the interaction at the heart of Fearless was paused. Across our partner congregations, children and young people have missed out on the social interaction at the core of discipleship. We’ve continued our collaboration, and we hope that Fearless 2024 will see even more young people engage across Christ’s Church locally!
We try to provide the opportunities and let the Holy Spirit do the rest!
From April to July, we concentrate on providing meaningful opportunities to grow in confidence and form friendships across traditions. This is done simply through visiting each other’s fellowship/church in a form of a unity pilgrimage.
We have been extremely blessed by our partnership and friendship with the team at Summer Madness. Summer Madness is the largest Christian youth festival on the island of Ireland, and each year we create a cross-community hub at the heart of the camping village. We have seen young people’s lives transformed at Summer Madness, and our intention is to create a space for this again in July 2024.
From August onwards, we regularly bring our young people together to share their dreams for this place, and to form them with the skills to help this dream become a reality. At the heart of this is our young people engaging in social action, in projects that bring adults from across our communities together.
Over the years, this has included events to provide Christmas gifts for young people in care, and events to raise funds for groups like SVP, Salvation Army, Tearfund and VOYPIC.
Our team from across the churches are experienced and trained to ensure that our young people experience and explore questions of diversity and division, challenging them to go deeper, while keeping fun, faith and friendship front and centre.
Please remember our young people and our ministry in your prayer!
We’re getting there, but it will take some time. Please enjoy what we have created so far, and reach out to us if you want more information or join in any of our activities.