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Animated video to mobilise young people for mission

Animated video to mobilise young people for mission

Animated video to mobilise young people for mission

14 February 2017

Children and young people are being challenged to "go" as part of the Whole World Mobilising campaign through the recently launched Kingdom Builiding short film.

By IHQ Communications

An animated video, which portrays various forms of Salvation Army ministry in the medium of LEGO®, has been launched to promote The Whole World Mobilising to children and young people.

The video encourages children and young people to participate in the Mobilise: Go Children and Youth weekend of 24-26 March 2017.

The weekend is intended to recognise and develop the role of children and young people in fulfilling Jesus’ Great Commission and will encourage young people-led mission activities around the world.

“This is an excellent opportunity to share the gospel and serve our communities in new and exciting ways,” said General André Cox, who will be in Reykjavík, Iceland, for the weekend. “I have often shared my dream, before taking up my role as General, which emphasises the importance of ‘an Army that values its youth where our young people feel that they have a voice’.

“Our young people are already mobilising in a mighty way for God! I emphasise Paul’s challenge to Timothy: “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” (1 Timothy 4:12, New International Version).

“It doesn’t matter what kind of resources are available locally,” said Ester Ellen Nelson, Project Manager of The Whole World Mobilising. “Children and young people have a natural ability to make friends with their peers in a far less self-conscious way than many adults!

“The important thing is, as General William Booth said, to ‘do something’. When you’re ‘doing’, you are mobilising!”

Corps, groups and individuals mobilising in mission during the 24-26 March weekend are encouraged to take part in a virtual prayer meeting on the Friday, and then to share videos, photos and text updates of their activities. Corps are urged to involve their young people in planning and leading Sunday meetings.

A live, interactive blog will act as the hub of the action around the world throughout the weekend. Participants are encouraged to use the hashtag #GoMoCY across social media, and are reminded to take care to adhere to all Salvation Army child protection policies, local legislation and guidance.

The “Reach” section of the Whole World Mobilising website (at http://sar.my/gomocyinfographic) gives a number of imaginative ideas, tips and challenges for young people wanting to participate. Picking up the LEGO® theme of the video, suggestions include inviting other young people to play with construction toys, watch a movie together or simply share some food so that relationships can be developed and meaningful conversations are able to take place.

“Kingdom Building” has been produced for IHQ Communications by Welsh Salvationist Ashley Weaver, who also created the popular “Brick Congress” film – a representation of The Salvation Army’s 150th anniversary international congress using stop-motion animation of LEGO® minifigures. The soundtrack, appropriately, is “Go”, written and performed by Marty Mikles, Phil Laeger, Bernie Dake and Trey Roth from TransMission, USA Southern Territory.

Kingdom Building can be seen at http://sar.my/kingdombuilding.

 

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