Off to Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) for year 2

We’re flying out this weekend to Christchurch for the Youth Leadership Conference. It’s been a year since we were introduced to this unique, week-long conference – where we learn to read and prepare a study from bible passage. It’s run by a network of (ed:¬†mostly) evangelical Anglicans (rare as hen’s teeth in Western countries!) and […]

YLC 2011 Days 3-5

Day 3: more great talks and workshops. Bryson unpacked Psalm 22 detailing Jesus as the suffering King, Peter Collier covered the gruesome coronation and crucifixion of Jesus (Matthew 27:27-61). Powerful stuff. The workshop on youth ministry gave practical points. In the strand groups we grappled with trying to summarize the passage into one “big idea”, […]

YLC 2011 Day 2

We had much milder weather today on the second day of YLC 2011 – thanks be to God! I read on the weather forecast last night that it got up to 32 degrees yesterday – no wonder we were sweating all day! Today it was a much more manageable 21 degrees. OK – recap of […]

YLC 2011 Day 1

So here’s a piecemeal summary of our first day at YLC, and participating in the Strand 1 workshop. Morning Session: Psalm 2 Bryson Smith, a Presbyterian Minister, gave an encouragement from Psalm 2. He pointed out the context of the psalm, as being at the front of the list because it declares, in conjunction with […]

Going to YLC 2011 (Youth Leadership Conference) in Christchurch

This time tomorrow we’ll be in Kaiapoi, just north of Christchurch for YLC 2011. For those who haven’t heard of it, it’s a weeklong conference where the majority of the time is spent learning how to study and teach the Bible. Basic concept, but very unique. Both of us will be going, and we plan […]