In the sunny city of Valencia more than 3000 young people gather from August 1-5, 2017 for the next European Adventist Youth Congress.
The European Adventist Youth Congress (AYC) is a large gathering of Adventist youth throughout Europe taking place every four years. It is a memory event, the purpose of which is to share and celebrate our common faith, to strengthen our Adventist identity and to make a positive impact in the host city and surrounding area. The AYC is organized by the Inter-European (EUD) and the Trans-European Division (TED). The AYC offers a unique experience of community, friendship, worship, spiritual motivation and challenge.
The theme for the AYC 2017 is "The JOURNEY“, and refers to the fact that as followers of Jesus Christ we are fellow travellers heading towards the home we all come from (Hebrews 11:13-16). However, as we keep focused on our destination we travel responsibly by caring for the Earth and serving each others since Jesus taught us to walk right.
Besides exciting plenary sessions there are a lot of different workshops, seminars, community impacts, prayer and sport activities, art and play. Special teaching events will engage young people in deep biblical thinking and reflection. The TedTalk-sessions will challenge everyone and help to see things from different perspectives. The devotional preaching will inspire and motivate all to be part of the Journey.
As main speakers serve Gilbert Cangy, Jeffrey Rosario, Sam Leonor and Ty Gibson alongside with many inspirational and competent workshop and seminar leaders from Europe and other parts of the World.
We invite you to come to AYC 2017 to get inspired and excited to be part of the Journey!
Just contact the Adventist Youth Ministries Department in your home country or write to youth(at)eud(dot)adventist(dot)org.
Youth Ministries Director, General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Light Bearers evangelist and revivalist
Co-director of Light Bearers and pastor of Storyline Adventist Church in Eugene, Oregon
Student Pastor at La Sierra University, California
Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are meant to permeate your whole life. Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience and know the One who desires to make us whole.