In this interview, Jesse Morrison from St Peter’s Nightcliff shares how God worked in the lives of his youth group at KYCK 22, and the reasons that compelled his church to make the journey from Darwin to attend the conference.
1. Why did you decide to bring a group to KYCK this year?
There’s many things to love about what God is doing through KYCK. We decided to come because of two factors which came together like a jigsaw. First, KYCK is a unique opportunity for our youth to be encouraged by rich fellowship with many other young Christians. The other piece of the jigsaw was seeing KYCK as another opportunity to sit under God’s word, which never goes back empty handed but transforms lives. As these two pieces came together, we were convinced to make the journey from Darwin.
2. How did you see God at work in your youth at KYCK?
One of the main ways we saw God at work was through changing our youth’s perspectives. Over multiple conversations, we heard youth reflect on how they’d come to see that this world won’t be their ultimate source of joy. Instead, they have a deeper joy and contentment available to them in Christ.
It was particularly encouraging to see one of our youth come back to Darwin and still have joy, even as he faced some difficult circumstances. He reflected: “You can find joy from things that the world defines as a task/drag/chore. [You can also] find joy in other people’s unity in Christ. Joy is being content.”
3. Why do you think youth groups should prioritise conferences like KYCK?
Sitting under God’s word transforms our youth. Partnering with other churches from Australia lifts the eyes of our youth. Doing life for a few days on the road nourishes relationships between our youth.
Transform your youth group at KYCK 2023!
With over 3,000 tickets sold in the past week, KYCK 23 is set to be a record-breaking event for youth groups across the country.
Hosted by Katoomba Christian Convention, KYCK is a conference that challenges and equips high schoolers to boldly live the Christian life. Each year, close to 6,000 delegates gather at StayKCC in the Blue Mountains to hear and respond to God’s word.
At KYCK 23, youth will be invited to “Meet Jesus” by exploring Mark’s Gospel through powerful preaching, inspiring testimonies, worship in song and fun activities designed specifically for teenagers. Whether youth are already Christian or still exploring the faith, there will be ample opportunities to deepen their understanding of who Jesus is and respond to the call to follow him.
KYCK 23 will return over the following four weekends during the school holidays:
- Weekend 1: 14-16 April
- Weekend 2 & Online: 21-23 April
- Weekend 3: 28-30 April
- Weekend 4: 22-24 September
Registration and on-site accommodation bookings are currently open.
Visit our website for more information: www.kyck.org.au