The Big Weekend!
2 – 4 February 2018

Do you have a passion to walk with the next generation on their journey of faith and enable them to have a faith that will last? What would it look like for the next generation to shape the church? Are you a young person who has a desire to serve in your local church? Are you a youth or children’s leader?

‘This weekend is for you!’

Whether you are a minister, a Sunday school teacher, a youth worker or BB officer, exploring the possibility of volunteering or have been doing it for 30 years, this weekend is for you! In response to what we are seeing happen across our church in Ireland, IMYC is excited to invite you to the first ever IMYC’s Big Weekend – a weekend of God focused training, worship and community.

We want as many people as possible to be part of this unique opportunity, so we’re running the event in two venues at the same time!

This year we will be in two locations!

IMYC’s Big Weekend will be happening in two different locations this year. One of them will be in Northern Ireland at Trinity Methodist Church in Lisburn.

Our venue for the Big Weekend in the Republic of Ireland will be Dundrum Methodist Church in Dublin.

OVERFLOW IS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 15+

who show any sort of leadership potential. It is a weekend where we encourage and equip young people to become disciples who disciple. ‘Overflowers’ will arrive on Friday evening and stay through to Sunday, forming a central part of our weekend. We would love to see you there!

Price: £30 / €33

FOR VOLUNTEER CHILDREN’S & YOUTH LEADERS OF ALL AGES

9am – 9pm

Price: £15 / €16.50
(incl. lunch and dinner)

CLOSING WORSHIP

We would love you to join us for Closing Worship on Sunday Morning with your families. (Overnight accommodation is available, contact us at office@imycd.org)

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What will you be doing at the Overflow part?

This will be a weekend where we encourage and equip young people and volunteers to become disciples who disciple. Overflow provides training to develop confidence and skills alongside opportunities to encounter God and grow in faith.

Who is Overflow for?

Overflow is for anyone in your Churches who shows ANY sort of leadership/service potential. In the Bible young people were used by God to do great things. Mary was the mother of Jesus, David defeated Goliath and Jeremiah was a young prophet – just to name a few!
Young people aged from 15+ are all welcome. Youth leaders do not need to come with their young people! They can just drop them off and we will look after them! 🙂 Those who have been before are welcomed back. A specific continued development programme has been developed for those who come back for a 2nd and 3rd year.

What is Overflow for?

Overflow is a training weekend. Our desire for Overflow is that the young people will learn to lead out of a deeply rooted relationship with God and recognise that their skills, abilities and passions all come from Him. We plan to inspire young people and give them confidence to serve in their local Churches through a weekend of training focused on leadership, using Biblical models and experienced trainers. This is done through workshops, Bible teaching, panels, prayer and quiet time.

Teaching

Focused on Jesus, developing themes such as building character, leadership and vision and strategy.

Worship

Led by young people and encouraging young people to be participants.

Prayer

In small groups and prayer ministry available.

Workshops

Covering topics such as leadership styles, preparing a session, children’s craft, dealing with conflict and missional living in the everyday.

Small groups

Discussion, interactive activity, accountability, prayer, growth.