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.

IYC 2020: The Battle, Standing Strong in Christ

Saturday 21st November 2020 (7:30-9:30pm)
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 2 talks on Saturday 21st, and one bonus talk to watch later.

There is no charge for IYC 2020.

ALL SCRIPTURE IS GOD-BREATHED AND IS USEFUL FOR TEACHING, REBUKING, CORRECTING AND TRAINING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS

2 Timothy 3:16

The Christian life is life on the battlefield. It’s war! It’s dangerous! There is a realistic prospect of being harmed. Continuing to trust Christ is THE biggest battle any Christian will face! The spiritual context of all those seeking to follow Jesus is akin to scene from Fortnite. And our enemies are colossal and terrifying! “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Eph 6.12, NIV) There is nothing the enemy would love more than, to use all the uncertainty and anxiety of our current ‘Coronavirus World’, to tempt us away from Jesus. How can we win this battle? By ‘standing strong in Christ’! Our Heavenly Father has provided us with all we need to win this fight.

So, while we can’t meet in person, we still want help and equip Christian teenagers for life on the battlefield. We want them to ‘stand strong in Christ’ for the rest of their lives. Therefore, we invite all teens to join us for IYC Online on Saturday 21st November 2020, as Trevor Pearce (All Souls Church, London) points us to the one who has won the ultimate battle for us.

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)

IYC will be online this year. A link will follow here that you can register to get all the resources sent to you as a teenager, parent or youth group.

Depending on regulations at the time, you can engage by yourself, with a few friends or with your youth group.

There will be no charge for IYC this year.

PROGRAMME FOR IRISH YOUTH CONVENTION 2020 (GOD WILLING)

19:30

We begin with session 1

20:30

Short break

20:45

We’re back with session 2

21.30

Close

 Recommended books will be available at special prices from The Evangelical Bookshop

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

About IYC

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.