A Grantham man is to be inducted as the new Youth President of the Methodist Church on Sunday at Harrowby Lane Methodist Church in Grantham.
A national role, Tim Annan, 22, will be representing thousands of young people across the UK and abroad where he will be the face of young people within the UK Methodist Church.
The service on Sunday, presided over by the Rev Dr Roger Walton, president of the Methodist Conference, takes place at 6.30pm. The service is being streamed live over the internet and will be shown in churches and to youth groups across the country.
Tim is a youth worker from Grantham and has spent four years completing a Youth Studies degree. The Lincolnshire-raised Methodist is excited by “the difference young people make for our churches and our communities”.
Tim knows today’s challenges for both young people and youth workers – including care for youth workers, bullying and global issues – and hopes to better speak for the young people of the Church as a result. He has grown up being a part of Harrowby Lane Methodist Church, where he saw how Methodism can be a place that nurtures everyone’s passions and talents.
He is keen on popular culture and how the church reconciles Christian values with local communities by engaging in political action, dialogue, art, music.
Tim said: “I will put forward the ideas of the young people of the Methodist Church to challenge and change the church. Together we can make an impact not only on our church, but on our society as well.”
A new Youth President is appointed annually following an election at 3Generate, the children’s and youth assembly the new Youth President.