Life to the Max: A weekend away for clergy 'kids'
For children and young people who have parents as ministers, life can be very different to the one their peers experience. Life to the Max creates time and space for young people in clergy families to meet with and share their experiences with others. Since its launch in 2002, LTTM is organized in partnership with the Diocese of Bath and Wells. Led by the Youth and Childrens Advisers, young people from across the dioceses travel down together to St Georges House, a Christian activity centre (near Croyde) in September for a fun-filled weekend of surfing, kayaking, mountain biking and archery.
LTTM gives clergy young people the time and space to be themselves, explains Dan Jones, Diocesan Youth & Childrens Adviser. There is no expectation that they believe the same things as their parents. All we try to do is love them for who they are, have a great time and give them the opportunity to meet other young people who can relate to the situations, experiences and emotions they are dealing with.
Our children look forward to the camaraderie, fun & activities. Life To The Max is a must for both of them. And we as parents highly value the care and attention paid to them by those who look after them, THANK YOU! Revd Simon Dunn, (Team Vicar in North Chippenham)
If you would like to know more information about LTTM please contact Dan Jones, Youth & Children's Adviser, on 0117 906 0100 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Update: 14 July 2020
It is with sadness that we have to announce that the Life to the Max weekend for clergy children has been postponed for the weekend of 18-20 September 2020 due to the Coronavirus. This decision has been made because Life to the Max uniquely brings young people together from all across the two dioceses of Bath and Wells and Bristol diocese, and with the uncertainty of mixing ‘bubbles’, transport arrangements and following government guidance for residential activities, makes near impossible to navigate without putting people at further risk.
This is a really difficult decision for us and for the young people because Life to the Max means so much to many clergy households. However, we plan to offer an online gathering on the evening of Saturday 19 September (please email email@example.com to receive an invitation), and we plan to rebook for September 2021.
Please pray for all at St Georges House Outdoor Activity Centre in these uncertain times, that God will sustain them and keep them all safe. We pray for, and look forward to an even bigger and better Life to the Max in 2021.
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