On the back of his most successful year yet, which saw him headline Big Church Day Out and Rocknations, and have a single premiere on BBC 1Xtra radio, MOBO Award-nominated London rapper and vocalist, J VESSEL, recently launched a new charity entitled ImAVessel.
ImAVessel is an online media platform, dedicated to exploring how to practically apply biblical truths to issues affecting young people in the UK today.
The charity creates and delivers resources, such as devotional videos and lesson plans, for young people and their youth workers. The charity’s aim is to see a generation dare to be different, go against the grain, and be all God created them to be.
Speaking about the inspiration behind ImAVessel, J Vessel says: “Many young people living in urban communities across the UK are being brought up in households of faith. However, in the last ten years, Sunday service attendance has dropped by 75% for 15 to 19 year olds. Some are disengaged with the Christian faith of their parents/carers, as they feel a disconnect between the culture of church and the teachings and Person of Jesus Christ.
“Our job is not to make Jesus relevant –
He does that all by Himself. Our job is to translate the deep principles of God into simple, modern forms of teachings, through daily devotional videos and lesson plan resources, that help young people on their journey of faith.”
Visit www.vessel.org.uk for more details.