Irish Youth Convention
Irish Youth Convention
Irish Youth Convention

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At IYC we’re passionate about two things… God’s Word and God’s people. We want the annual Irish Youth Convention to be a gathering where God’s Word will be proclaimed faithfully, clearly and creatively, so that God’s people (in particular young people) are encouraged to become faithful followers of Christ. At the heart of the Irish Youth Convention is reading, hearing and understanding what is in the Bible and applying it to life as a young person, in the 21st Century.

Saturday 21st November 2020 (2:30-8:30pm)
Speaker: Trevor Pearce

Trevor grew up in Chessington and became a Christian at the age of 12 while on a youth camp. He left school at the age of 15 and worked in the construction industry before spending five years working in a school with children who had severe learning difficulties. Since then Trevor has spent over 25 years as a full-time youth worker in a number of cities and currently works at All Souls Church in London. Trevor is married to Eva and they have three beautiful daughters. He supports West Ham United.


There are going to be 3 talks during the day to help teenagers.


You can book your tickets here when plans are firmed up at the special early-bird rate of £12

2 Timothy 3:16

Being a teenager definitely isn’t easy! Pressure seems to come from all quarters; the need to excel academically, the need to be accepted, the need to belong, and so on. Yet, we must not let our young people buy into the lie that these are their greatest needs. For as with young people from every generation and every culture their greatest need is to have their relationship with their heavenly Father restored. The glorious gospel of Jesus Christ is the answer to that universal need, and it is that gospel which we will seek to have proclaimed at every Irish Youth Convention. Wouldn’t it be great to see many young people find the solution to their greatest need through the preaching of the gospel at IYC? Wouldn’t it be amazing to see many more grow in confidence in that Gospel?

If you’re a parent please consider sending your child(ren) along to IYC? If you’re a youth leader why not bring a group? If you’re a teenager pester your parents and/or youth leaders, and we’ll see you at the Irish Youth Convention!

Yours in Christ,

Johnny Beare – Chair IYC
Husband to Susanna, father of 2, long suffering Liverpool supporter and Associate Minister in St Elizabeth’s Church (Dundonald)


It is still uncertain how IYC will look in 2020, but if you need tickets you’ll be able to get them here.

In 2019, tickets cost £15 (£12 earlybird rate) with a £1.50 booking fee (payable for each booking transaction, not per ticket).

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Doors open
Session One
Break (Refreshments available)
Session Two
Dinner can be purchased at cafés, restaurants and shops in the surrounding area.
Session Three
A bookstall will be available throughout the day

Click here to listen to the talks from Irish Youth Convention 2018

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Welcome to the home of the Irish Youth Convention. We would love to have you join us on Saturday 17th November 2018 as we seek to explore why Christianity really is good news for a young person living in the 21st Century. Why not promote the conference in your church…

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About IYC

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The Irish Youth Convention is an interdenominational group of evangelical Christians, with a desire to see generations of young people raised up to be disciple making disciples of Jesus Christ. The IYC committee shares the basis of faith of Christian Conventions. Above all, IYC shares the belief that “all Scripture is God breathed” and is “useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3: 16). Our desire is to see God’s Word communicated faithfully, clearly and creatively so that generations of young people are raised up to live out their Christian faith in their homes, their schools, their local churches and in the wider community.

Committee Members:

Keith McIlwaine
Involved in local church youth work for 10 years at Hamilton Road Baptist. Married to Ruth, father to George and longing for Sheffield Wednesday to return to the Premiership.
Matthew Campbell
Born and raised in Ballymena and is a member of Ballymena Baptist Church. After studying Maths at Queens University for 3 years, he began a Theology degree at the Irish Baptist College and has been working as Baptist Youth Director since January 2016. His dream is to see Arsenal win the Premier League title in the next 3 years.
Peter Wright
Youth Worker in Hill Street Presbyterian Church since 2009. Before that I studied Theology at Union Theological College before completing a MTh in Theology while working part time in Hill Street. Married to Linda and have recently become proud owner of a miniature schnauzer pup called Watson!
Hannah Dowling
Assistant Youth and Children's Worker at St Elizabeth's Church, Dundonald. She has been on the staff team there for 4 years and before that she studied Theology at Union College, Belfast. She is married to Thomas and spends most of her free time eating pizza with him!
Aaron Douglas
Youth worker at Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church.
Johnny Beare
Been involved in full-time youth ministry since 2000 and currently Youth & Children's Worker in St Elizabeth's Church (Dundonald).

Also John Roger and Beth Warburton