Seminar speakers have been announced for the new Teens’ conference taking place in June.
Robbie Sweet will speak about the topic Living for Jesus when I feel alone; Rhiannon Mackintosh will speak about Living for Jesus when I leave school, Carrie Marlow will speak about Living for Jesus when I’m anxious and Anne Macdonald will speak about Living for Jesus in my relationships.
They will be joined by Rev Andy Longwe from London City Presbyterian Church who will be speaking about the book of Daniel.
Places are still available for the conference which is taking place from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th June at Lendrick Muir. Anyone S5 or S6 age, as of January 2023, whether already a Christian or just interested to find out more, is very welcome.
‘Living for Jesus in a Hostile Environment’ is the theme of the new teens’ conference. Our hope is that it will be an opportunity for young people to be discipled in their faith and to build friendships with other believers of a similar age. There will be talks, seminars on relevant topics, great food and lots of opportunities to have fun together.
What can you expect at the Conference?
Being a teenager in our churches today is not easy. Whether it is from school, friends or social media, our teenagers are constantly bombarded with voices that stand against, or question, the truths they hear in the Bible. It can be a lonely experience; perhaps they are the only believer in their class or the only teenager at their church. The truths that they hear about Jesus at church or at home may be good news but how does that news translate to their day-to-day experience? How do our teens persevere when this cacophony of voices seems to ignore Jesus, say he is outdated and irrelevant, or are outright hostile towards him? When there is pressure to conform to the world’s standards, how do they live for Jesus?
While these are questions we might all ask, these teenage years can be critical as young people decide whether what they have heard about Jesus really is true and whether he is really worth living for. It is these questions that we want to begin to tackle at the Teens’ Conference, as we bring together a bunch of S5 & S6 young people from across Scotland to have fun together and to think about what living for Jesus looks like in their lives. We want to arm these teens with the truth that it really is worth following Jesus and equip them with the tools they need to keep going when it’s tough.
As well as plenty of fun and food, we are looking forward to our main talks on the topic of ‘Living for Jesus in a Hostile World’ by Andy Longwe from London City Presbyterian Church. We will also be engaging with some of the challenges facing our teens, with seminars on topics such as ‘Living for Jesus when I’m the only one’, ‘Living for Jesus when I leave home’, and ‘Living for Jesus when I’m anxious’. We hope and pray that this weekend will be a time when friendships are formed, faith is grown and our teens are encouraged to keep going with Jesus.
For those with teens in S5 & S6 in your homes and churches, please let them know about the conference. For all of you, please pray for the teenagers in our churches and youth fellowships, that they would know the wonder of the gospel and see that Jesus really is worth living for.