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02 March 2009

Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes is Director of Worship at Holy Trinity Brompton Church in London. He is also a songwriter with Survivor Records and heads up Worship Central, a worship training resource. He is married to Rachel and they have two children (including a newborn!).

Here's a taster of Tim's podcast interview:

As you look to the next generation of Christians growing up, what are the concerns that you have and what really excites you about this generation?

What excites me is that we're seeing more and more young people coming through who are really seizing the moment and going for it. I meet some amazing people doing crazy things – travelling off, years out, starting Alpha courses in their school, preaching in front of pubs. I think people are really being creative and sensing that call to go. The danger comes when they think "I'm too young, I've got to wait till I'm old enough to serve God." Actually, no, we can all do it. That excites me – the level of creativity and passion and sacrifice. I think it's going to become harder and harder to have a faith in this country. We're seeing it already with different things in the church being opposed. I guess the thing is, will we be willing to really sacrifice, give it all, make a stand when it's really hard to do that? The other thing is, you look at our generation and there's a lot of apathy, and not being affected by that is going to be a challenge. That we keep faithful for the long haul. We're seeing so many leaders, people falling from grace. What we need to see are young leaders who will serve God faithfully for the long haul, who choose to pursue purity and generosity and authenticity and really give of themselves to serve week-in, week-out, year after year, so that when we're all old and wrinkly we're still serving with the same amount of passion.