RADIX! With Youth for Christ at the CMJ UK Conference
The Youth Conference is for Young people aged between 12-18 years and runs along side the main CMJ UK Conference.
Dates: 16 - 18 July 2021
Venue: Hayes Conference Centre, Hayes Lane, Swanwick, DE55 1AU
2021 Conference Youth Leaders - Andy & Joy Clark.
Andy & Joy have been involved in youth ministry for over 20 years and have a passion for both evangelism and discipleship among young people. They have led the youth programme at Spring Harvest and other national Christian conferences as well as leading music teams on tours in The Netherlands and Germany.
For the past 5 years Andy & Joy have worked for Youth for Christ heading up their touring band The Sense which is made up of young Christian musicians who have taken a year out to perform in high schools and at youth events all around the UK.
The team love having the opportunity to share the difference Jesus has made in their lives, to help young people discover Jesus for themselves and to see them grow in their relationship with him.
We have some exciting updates about the youth conference as we plan and prepare for the programme this year!
As we began to discuss and imagine young people who were really inspired by the Jewish roots of their faith and motivated to live their lives radically; not shaped and moulded by the culture around them but transformed by Jesus to live differently, we felt it might be a good time for a new name for the youth programme.
So in 2021, Big House will become...RADIX! Download the RADIX flyer here.
Radix may seem a strange word but it has two meanings which are relevant to all that we will be trying to teach and achieve in the coming years through the youth conference.
First, Radix means ‘root’ and we want to ensure that the teaching we bring follows a rich Jewish heritage. But Radix also implies being radical which Jesus certainly was as he brought a whole new counter-cultural, upside-down way of living to his disciples!
We would love for the young people who attend conference to be so rooted and established in Christ that, in coming to know Jesus and the power of His Spirit at work in them, they would be radically transformed and given new confidence to live out and share their faith.
Speakers for Radix 2021!
We have some amazing speakers lined up for Radix this year who are excited to share their experience and wisdom with you!! We’re really looking forward to a brilliant time of fun, learning and sharing together face to face!!
Some of you may know Bob from leading youth conference over the last few years and we are delighted that he is coming to speak to us in 2021. He is currently Director of Mission and Evangelism at British Youth for Christ having previously worked in local churches, small charities and for Scripture Union developing mission across Central England. Bob is passionate about seeing young lives changed by Jesus and has spoken at events such as Spring Harvest, Soul Survivor and New Wine.
Susie heads up the Year Out programme at Youth for Christ and loves being part of an organisation that is helping equip, train and inspire young people to serve God using their gifts, talents and skills. She is herself a gifted communicator who is passionate about the difference that Jesus can make in people’s lives and the hope that he brings. Susie is married to Josh and they serve together on the leadership team at their church in Wolverhampton. She also enjoys playing sport and having one good coffee a day!
As a digital evangelist Ben is constantly seeking to innovate and break new ground in the world of social media. He creates content on YouTube and other platforms to share the good news of Jesus and is building a following of young people primarily through his Intro Outro channel. Ben also speaks at youth groups, churches and youth work conferences around the country, teaching people how to engage positively and safely whilst finding ways to share their faith naturally and creatively in an online world.
Joe is CEO of mission organisation Links International, which exists to confront poverty, create potential and connect people across the world. Alongside this role, Joe enjoys helping to lead Arun Church on the south coast of England and also teaches and preaches in churches around the world. Joe has a passion to see people healed and set free by the power of God’s Word and the moving of the Holy Spirit. He is author of Follow: Walking in the Dust of the Rabbi.
Joe is married to Carolina and they have four children, Luca, Elyana, Zion and Seth.
Youth for Christ touring band The Sense will be leading worship at Radix 2021. The band, led by Andy & Joy Clark, is made up of young Christian musicians who have committed their Year Out to reaching young people with the message of Jesus using songs and stories of their own life-changing experience of God’s love. The band line-up this year includes singer Molly Holloway, Isaac Dunn on keyboards and vocals, Dan Fritz on bass and Jonny Lyons on drums. You can see and hear The Sense play on YouTube and Instagram.