This New Year, OM France will be part of a Christian youth festival called “Mad in France,” delivering a 4D experience of world mission.
The event will take place in Valence (southern France) between 30 December 2014 and 1 January 2015. Aimed at young people between the ages of 15 and 30, Mad in France seeks to communicate the Gospel through both dynamic music events and times of discussion and debate. The theme, “Start,” marks the beginning of something new, the departure point on a journey towards a new destination. This year, based on the idea of travel, Mad in France is inviting young people to get on board for an incredible experience that may just change their lives.
As part of their vision to equip children and young people, OM France is partnering with Mad in France. “There is a definite convergence with our TeenStreet work, in terms of vision and presentation,” says Simon Yeomans, Field Leader of OM France. “By linking up with Mad in France, OM will be able to raise its profile amongst French youth. At the same time, we will be able to offer them hundreds of different options for serving in missions around the world.”
As a result, OM will be offering a 4D experience of mission at this year’s festival – the Global Village: a gigantic cube of sound and light, an immediate travel experience pushing senses and reactions to the extreme. “It will be an unforgettable 4-dimensional experience,” Simon says.
A project of this scale requires significant infrastructure and OM France needs the generosity of French Christians to help them with builders, actors and small group leaders. “However, the reason it is worth the effort is because we want to inspire young people to share the love of Christ in their daily life, wherever the Lord has put them,” Simon explains. “We want to open their eyes to the needs of this world and challenge them to think about getting involved in mission, whether for the short or the long term.”
For more information about the event, see the website (in French): www.mad2014-start.com