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Alignment Blog

Welcome to the ‘Alignment Blog‘. In the 10 days building up to SYC 2017 we will be posting a daily blog from speakers for this years SYC. The idea of this blog is to help offer some wisdom and insight into how we can be aligned to God in the build up to SYC and beyond.

In our preparation for SYC it is important that we seek God together, that we can grow in our walks with Him. Keep checking back each day for the latest blog, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily reminders.

2017 – Day 8 – I Am Called

When I think of what it means to be aligned with God I think of us being called by God for a purpose and running with the purpose he has for us. As young people going through school, relationships, GCSES, finding jobs, looking at the future of what we are doing where we are going, […]

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2017 – Day 7 – Pray Through The Bible

Something that made a massive change to my bible reading was when I started praying through what I was reading. This helped me to feel like God was here with me as I’m reading, as if he’s sat in front, talking to me. It’s a powerful tool that will keep you from looking at the […]

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2017 – Day 6 – Great Expectations

A conversation that happened last Sunday morning went like this: Louise (my wife): “Jon, have you packed the kids’ bags for church?” Me: “Yep.” Clear and concise we’re a mean lean marriage machine. We’re singing from the same hymn sheet. We’re the dream team. We’re so in tune we keep finishing each other’s… Twenty minutes […]

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2017 – Day 5 – Picked Out of the Crowd

A few years ago I went on a mission in Lithuania where the band, Newsboys were playing. They were actually sharing the same hotel as us. My friend Gareth is a HUGE fan, so we were on the lookout to introduce ourselves if we saw them. Imagine our surprise when we were sat in the […]

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2017 – Day 4 – Lift The Shutter

Why are you coming to SYC? Is it because your mates are? Maybe your parents forced you? Perhaps you love sport? Or maybe you’re hoping to meet the boy/girl of your dreams. Actually, the reason you are coming is because God wanted you there. What you say?? Yes, that’s right. The Bible says, “all the […]

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2017 – Day 3 – Survival Vs Discovery

Proverbs 25:2 – It is God’s privilege to conceal things and the king’s privilege to discover them. It was Mark Twain who said “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” As we get ready for SYC here’s a truth I want […]

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2017 – Day 2 – Veteran

Ephesians 3:20 – Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Veteran means ‘a person who has had long service or experience in a particular field’. In 2010, I was one of the 90 young people that […]

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2017 – Day 1 – The Perfect Fit

We call our blog ‘Alignment’ ultimately because we want you to align yourselves with God as you prepare to join us at SYC 2017 next week. We want the best for you out of a week like SYC. We are believing that you will have a life changing encounter with Jesus, one that leaves you […]

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2016 – Day 8 – Results Time

As we are preparing for SYC I expect that many of you are waiting, perhaps fearfully, for exam results in order to discover what your future holds. In life we are taught to strive to be the best, the most famous, the richest, the best looking and to get to the top no matter what, […]

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2016 – Day 7 – Align Yourself

One of the definitions of ‘alignment’ according to Google is this: “alliance, or union with a party, or cause etc.’. So as I get my heart, head and family ready for SYC, I want us to think about that for a few moments. I believe SYC is going to be the best ever this year. […]

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