May 18-21, 2018
May 18-21, 2018
But I'll take the hand of those who don't know the way, who can't see where they're going. I'll be a personal guide to them, directing them through unknown country. I'll be right there to show them what roads to take, make sure they don't fall into the ditch. These are the things I'll be doing for them - sticking with them, not leaving them for a minute.
What is AOYC 2018 all about?
Our theme is "Here" - taken from God's promise to his people in Isaiah 42.
The concept of Here is spatial. Isaiah 42 reminds us of God's "present-ness", not limited by a certain latitude or longitude, stretching through “unknown country”. The images of wilderness remind us that no matter where we find ourselves, God is and was and will be there.
Topography - the study of the surface of the earth - gives a clue as to the roads and ditches ahead. But better than a map is a guide! God promises to take the hand of those who don’t know the way, offering a constant help in rough terrain, across changing elevation and difficult paths. You'll see topographic maps in the designs for 2018.
The AOYC team is excited to announce that Ryan Wiesner will be the 2018 mainstage speaker. He is the pastor of Leadership Development at Rosebank Union Church in South Africa. He says, "I love God, family, anything to do with sport, discipleship, and people far from God. I honestly love learning and constantly crave a deeper understanding of the scriptures. My hobbies are surfing, guitar and trail running. I love pizza, sushi, and curry."
Registration Rate: $244 before March 1, 2018. $274 before April 15, 2018. $304 after April 15, 2018.
Registration and payment must be postmarked by the date above to qualify for the earlier rate.
Want to come but can't afford the registration cost? Check out our financial aid program.
Convention starts on Friday, May 18 at 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Ends on Monday, May 21 at 12:00 pm. Further details on the schedule are available in our weekend handbook.
Location: The convention takes place at Wilfrid Laurier University (75 University Ave W) in Waterloo, Ontario.