LimitlessCommunity: extend your reach
LimitlessCommunity is a unique opportunity for your church to grow its work with young people. We work with teams of youth leaders to help them develop and realise their dreams and plans.
What is LimitlessCommunity?
Everything you need to know about LimitlessCommunity and how it could transform your youthwork.
What to Expect at Limitless Community and how the days are structured.
The essential info on what, when and how much!
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Want to join in? Here’s how to get in touch.
What is LimitlessCommunity?
“Limitless Community is what it says on the tin: a community not a conference. It’s a community of youth workers who share a hunger to see Jesus transform the lives of young people, and a commitment to support and pray for each other. It’s an opportunity to dream big and get practical in planning for your own young people, but to do so in a room full of experts who can equip, inspire and encourage. Each Limitless weekend has left me buzzing with ideas and possibilities and reminded me that youth workers aren’t isolated individuals but members of a body of believers who all want the same thing: to make disciples.”
LimitlessCommunity is all about helping you to extend the reach of your youth group. It puts into your hands some powerful tools to enable you to dream big and plan carefully through Him, ‘who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.’
Investing in Mission
Cambridge and District YFC exists to support the local church in seeing young people come to know Jesus and become mature disciples, and this is the heart of LimitlessCommunity. It is for churches looking to invest in Jesus’ command to ‘Go and make disciples’ of young people.
LimitlessCommunity gathers youth leader teams from several local churches to form a community with a shared heart to ‘extend your reach’ to young people.
We’ll help you focus on what matters, work as a team, understand your particular local church context and then create a vision and plan for your youthwork. As part of the community we all encourage and refine each other’s dreams and plans in order that we might increase each other’s effectiveness.
LimitlessCommunity is a two year commitment with teams brought together for four 24 hour gatherings. These will run every 6 months, Friday evening to Saturday evening, to enable as many youth leaders and volunteers as possible to be involved.
Each gathering includes:
- Teaching on youth work tools
- Guided team discussions
- Community feedback
- Strategic planning for the future
- Food and space with your team
- Support from experienced youth workers
In between each gathering there will be follow-up meetings with team leaders for ongoing accountability and support. Our hope is that each team will see significant growth in their youth work through honest evaluation, learning from others, building team, sharing vision, setting realistic targets and being part of a supportive and accountable community.
Each gathering follows a simple structure, asking three questions…
What is the reality of our youthwork at the moment?
Teams are given time and tools to help evaluate the current state of their youth work both the good and the bad.
What could be?
What do we long and dream to see happen in our youthwork?
Input, led discussion and space for teams to expand their thinking and to help imagine what could be in the future.
What will be?
What are the next steps to make our dreams and longings become reality?
Teams are given support and resources to make a 6 month plan that has concrete measurable goals to enable the transition from ‘What is?’ to ‘What could be?’
The next LimitlessCommunity will start in January 2018, and will run for two years.
Gathering 1 – January 2018
Gathering 2 – June 2018
Gathering 3 – January 2019
Gathering 4 – June 2019
Each gathering runs from 6.30pm on the Friday til 10pm and then starts again on the Saturday at 8.45am for a coffee and croissant on the Saturday and finishes at 6pm.
£420 per year for a team of 3,
Plus £35 per gathering for each additional team member
This includes gathering 1 and 2, all materials and refreshments throughout, a light breakfast and lunch on the Saturday, and the follow up meetings.
Due to the nature of LimitlessCommunity it is essential to come as a team. Teams work best when they are no smaller than 3 and no larger than 7 people. To get the most out of the process it is important that as many members of the team attend the entirety of each of the 4 gatherings over the 2 year process.
The LimitlessCommunity Team
Jim Overton – Jim started as Cambridge YFC Centre Director in 2006, having previously worked for 14 years in church based ministry.
Dave Monck – Dave’s role within C&D YFC is to focus on developing mission. He has been involved in youth and children’s work for more than 15 years, the last 10 in Cambridge.
Megan Tobeck – ‘Make it happen Megan’ has been a friend of C&D YFC since she was 14 and now works along side Dave to make sure Limitless happens..
Find out more
Want to get involved or just register your interest in the next Limitless Community?
Please contact Dave Monck, YFC’s Mission Development Manager.Cambridge & District YFC
Barnwell Baptist Church
t: 01223 727452