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! This year at SYC will be celebrating our 10th year!
Here’s some of the things you can look forward to at SYC 2019
We’re very excited to have Dan Watson with us at SYC 2019. Dan is the Youth & Young Adults Pastor at Hillsong London along with his wife Jo. Dan is an exciting communicator of the gospel and has a heart for people to genuinely connect with their creator and see them fulfil their God given potential. He loves to encourage young people despite the labels that are put on them and help them see their circumstance as an opportunity to show God’s greatness rather than an obstacle to living their best life.
We’ll be letting you know about the great lineup of speakers joining us at SYC 2019 really soon. For now, here’s an idea of who joined us at SYC 2018: Nathan Jorden, J Vessel, Matt Williamson, Gemma Tuson, Josh Verity, Naomi Gordon, Lois Taviner, Dan Lee and Ste Greenow.
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 2018 which will give you an idea of the type of songs we sing:
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 J Vessel), balloon art, worship leading, dance and preaching 101 and we will have a similar programme in place for SYC 2019.
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, Faith Child and J Vessel. 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.
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.