120 young people from across London gather together to get fired up for a huge two week mission across schools in London
Illuminate is a mission, spearheaded by a band called LZ7, to young people in the UK and beyond. Its aim is to see millions of young people get connected to Jesus through music, a mainstream presence and school tours. Illuminate hopes to connect with young people, share the difference Jesus makes in lives and empower local churches to do effective follow-up after a tour.
This year Scripture Union are proud to be partnering with Illuminate and bring the tour to London. In 25 schools, across six different boroughs, the artists will share their life stories, perform and share what it means to be a peacemaker – an apt theme for London right now. The tour culminates with a gig at Indigo at the O2 an iconic London venue for music.
With a capacity of 2,300 we hope to fill the stadium with young people
We kicked this off with a launch event where we shared the vision with a gathering of young people from across London. Preparing them for the tour, believing that God would move in their schools and in their friends lives over the two weeks. One of our Young Leaders taking part in our 10:2 scheme, Melody, helped run the launch event:
"The launch event saw over 120 people attend. It was great to hear an interview with LZ7 and to hear the vision for London. There were plenty of testimonies from previous tours which really got us all pumped for the tour.
I had helped plan a few creative prayer stations and it was amazing seeing young people pray for their schools, friends and their area with faith that God would bring change.
As the event came to a close Lindz West, from LZ7, gave an opportunity and challenge for young people to draw a line in the sand and start afresh; to leave their past behind and decide to change what their destiny could look like. And 43 young people responded to recommit their lives. It was incredible!"
Want to know how you can be involved with Illuminate London?
Through prayer, stewarding and helping run the follow-up, you could play a huge part in seeing London changed. Contact Dan Wicks who is overseeing the London tour.