Each year at SYC we seek to plan an exciting week with relevant speakers, engaging workshops and pumped up worship to name just a few things! We also theme the programme for the week. This year our theme is ‘Victory’ – looking together at 1 Corinthians 15:57:
“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (NIV).
Here’s some of the things you can look forward to at SYC 2018
We’ll be letting you know about the great lineup of speakers joining us at SYC 2018 really soon. For now, here’s an idea of who joined us at SYC 2017: Paul Reid (!Audacious), Jon Jarvis (One Church Gloucester), Ste Greenow (The Foundry Church), Dan & Joy Lee (Excel Church), Naomi Bayliss (New Horizon), Josh Verity (MKCC), Liz Hilton (Generations Church), Lois Taviner (The Foundry Church), Lara Ghaoui (World Vision), Adam Hewitt (The Foundry Church), and Bella Boneham (Excel Church).
We love to worship together at SYC! With time set aside in our morning and evening meetings to worship, our in house band lead us in lifting up the name of Jesus – it’s loud, full of energy and we have seen great breakthrough come in these times!
Here is a link to the playlists in Apple Music and Spotify that we put together for SYC 2017 which will give you an idea of what we’ll be singing together:
Apple Music – www.goo.gl/ECXuTd
Spotify – www.goo.gl/s6BkxL
A Fully Loaded Sports Programme
Each day at SYC there’s an opportunity to take part in our sports programme. We’ve got competitions in football, netball, dodgeball, basketball, pool and darts! Plus our annual Wacky Races competition – a chance for your youth group to show everyone what you are made of in the sporting arena!!
Creative Collective Day
Wednesday’s at SYC are always that extra bit special as we hold our Creative Collective day. This day includes our Wacky Races competition, as well as creative workshops aimed at promoting the different gifting that God has given us all. Last year our workshops included, rap and beats (with Faith Child), portrait art, worship leading, dance and preaching 101 and we will have a similar programme in place for SYC 2018.
The evening of the creative collective day always includes a gig from a well-known Christian music artist. In previous years, we have had Guvna B, Twelve24, and the Rebirth Network and Faith Child. The evening is also fancy dressed themed, we will let you know the theme very soon.
The Creative Collective time is then finished with our late-night worship session which is always a powerful time of being in God’s presence together.
Each year we run our popular afternoon arts workshop ‘The Studio’, which runs alongside the afternoon sports programme.
The Studio follows the theme of our morning seminars. Sessions will involve a variety of art and craft techniques from fabric dying and collaging to portrait drawing.
We really value bringing input to the many great youth leaders that bring their young people to SYC. Each morning alongside the seminars we put on for young people, we provide relevant teaching to bring wisdom to youth leaders. In addition to this we have a leaders pizza night on the Wednesday, a chance to sit down and network together. Many great friendships have been formed between leaders, youth groups and churches through our leader’s collective streams.
Throughout the day, we have a convenient venue for you to hang out with your mates called Café Mundo. From Café Mundo you can purchase all sorts of sugary delights, sit and chill in the comfy booths, listening to live music (evenings only), play some pool or test yourself on the arcade games. It’s a great place to chill with your mates.
Grill A Christian
‘Grill A Christian’ is your chance to learn more about what the Bible says on different topics that affect us in our every day lives. At SYC 2017 Grill A Christian gave an opportunity to sit down after the evening meetings and talk about three different topics:
- Monday: Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll
- Tuesday: Science vs. Faith
- Thursday: What Makes Someone A Christian?
Each year at SYC we seek to raise awareness, money and practical donations towards different organisations that are involved in various projects. Projects range from translating the Bible into a language for the first time, to providing towels and socks for the homeless. This has been a great way to encourage young people and leaders to give to local and global communities.