Bookings are now being taken for what is understood to be the largest Christian youth conference in Scotland.
The 2015 Free Church of Scotland Youth Conference (FCYC) takes place in Lendrick Muir, Perthshire, from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 March. Last year around 150 people came along to the three-day event.
This year’s main speaker in Rev Colin Macleod from the Free North in Inverness, who will discuss ‘The Patience of Job’.
Mr Macleod, who was a social worker before entering the ministry, said: “Job lost almost everything he had and loved in life, and in all of this God didn't seem to even answer his prayers....what was all that about?
“At the 2015 Youth Conference we'll be exploring some of the issues around suffering which Job teaches us.”
Youth conference convener Andy MacDonald added: “We're delighted to have Colin Macleod as the main speaker this year and I'm sure it will be an encouraging but challenging weekend.
“The Youth Conference is always a great weekend, and it's definitely one of my favourite weekends of the year.”
There will also be a range of seminars to choose from on Saturday and Sunday looking to explore specific aspects of Christian life and faith, with experienced speakers.
These include church planting, the role of women in the church, busyness and backsliding.
Carina MacIver, who has been helping to organise the event, said: “The FCYC weekend is open to anyone aged 16-30 and is ideal for anyone looking for a weekend of encouragement and challenge in the Christian faith.
“You will meet new friends and spend some quality time with old ones at this retreat in the Scottish countryside.
“The number of folks attending has been continually growing and last year we found ourselves fully booked with well over 100 young people staying on-site for the full weekend and a number of day visitors too.
“Make sure you get yourself and your friends signed up! If you’re still undecided, be persuaded by this overly dramatic video! (see below)”
It’s £56 for workers and £47 for students wishing to stay the whole weekend, with the reduced rate of £10 for day visitors.
Booking is open now and can be made online at www.fcyc2015.co.uk