MISSION STATEMENT: (taken from I Timothy 4:12 and Ephesians 4:12-13) “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity; To equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. ” (New International Version)
PURPOSE: To empower young people to change the world by changing the church through witnessing, worshiping, connecting, and strengthening belief in God the Creator, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
The Youth and Young Adult (YYA) Committee provides advice and guidance for the Youth and Young Adult (18-35) programming of the World Methodist Council. Committee members are members of the Council who are nominated by their denominations and serve for a five-year term. The Youth and Young Adult Coordinator and Youth and Young Adult Regional President also serve as at-large members. Many of the members of the Committee who were youth and young adults during their time of service have become clergy and lay leaders in their respective churches.
The YYA Committee continues to be an advocate for Youth and Young Adult service and empowerment within the Council as well as in its constituent denominations. Examples of these efforts include joint articulations with the Social Justice Committee of the Council and Youth and Young Adult exchange opportunities in England, Brazil and South Africa. While the Committee’s responsibilities have revolved around the quinquennial Conference, the Committee is expanding its purview to respond to the need for stronger advocacy for Youth and Young Adults. In 2012, the Committee will meet in conjunction with the Africa Methodist Youth Movement in Mombasa, Kenya.
Committee Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members for the 2011-2016 quinquennium
Mrs. Christy-Anna Errington (Great Britain, Methodist Church) Chair
Ms. Kori Beaman (United States, African Methodist Episcopal Church) Secretary
Mr. Gustavo Ali (Bolivia, Methodist Church)
Mr. John Colenutt (Great Britain, Methodist Church)
Mr. Sam Hutchinson (Great Britain, Methodist Church)
Bishop James Kwang (Australia, Chinese Methodist)
Mr. Robin Lim (Australia, Wesleyan Methodist Church)
Mr. Nam Kipyung (Korea, Methodist Church)
Mr. Brian Magwood (USA, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church)
Mr. Samuel Murrillo (Mexico, Methodist Church)
Ms. Chinonyerem Stella Onwuegbu (Nigeria, Methodist Church)
Mrs. Araba Sam (Ghana, Methodist Church)
Dr. Yvonne Tracey (USA, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church)
Reports to the World Methodist Council