ONE Opportunity is something we are really proud of in the Yorkshire North and East Methodist District. It brings together young people from a range of backgrounds and experiences to work out their discipleship together and in their own churches.
Celebrating the vision of young people, interns design their own project, based on their own gifts and abilities and the needs of their own church. Once this is set up and approved, they are paid to work for 3 hours a week on their own project, supported by a volunteer project manager, someone who will meet with them for mentoring and the District coordinating team.
Over the course of the year (which starts in September) interns from across the District get together for an induction day and three residential weekends where they become part of a learning and reflecting community, that also has a lot of fun.
Applications are normally submitted in June and are jointly completed by a young person and a representative of their church. Young people need to be 16 -23 in the September of the year that they wish to participate.
The ONE Opportunity scheme for 2018-19 will run from 1st September 2018 – 31st August 2019 and applications are welcome from any young person in the Yorkshire North and East Methodist district who is aged 16-23.
The cost of participation is £460, we expect this to be divided between the local church and circuit, in whatever ratio they feel is appropriate. The district will contribute the salary for 3 hours a week at living wage rate.
Training dates 2018-2019
Saturday 22nd September 2018 Induction day Pocklington Methodist Church.
Friday 5th – Sunday 7th October 2018 Residential weekend at Sneaton Castle, Whitby.
Friday 8th – Sunday 10th February 2019 Residential weekend at Emmaus Centre, Wydale Hall, near Scarborough.
Friday 28th – Sunday 30th June 2019 Residential weekend at Old Mill Centre, near RichmondTraining dates:
Application pack and application form (Word or PDF version) are available to download here:
or alternatively contact one of the district team to discuss an application: