Young Lions is like no other leadership conference or programme: it’s a unique training, development and assessment boot-camp! Positive peer pressure and the power of an unfamiliar environment will put delegates through their paces and in to situations that will force them to draw on the skills and abilities that they have. 

Young Lions England is taking place from the 18th to the 20th of January 2019 at the Frontier Centre in Northamptonshire.

Scroll down for all important info & FAQ’s you’ll need before booking!

Once you have booked on you will receive an email with your permission form attached. These have to be completed and sent in to confirm your place. However please feel free to download the forms below if you want to get them completed before booking. Once completed please scan and email your form to london.youth@aog.org.uk

FAQ’s & Important Info

 

Who runs Young Lions and what’s it about?
Young Lions is lead by a team of Youth Pastors representing Youth Alive; the youth department of Assemblies of God Great Britain. The team are all active in reaching young people in their home churches, and are passionate about investing in the generations beyond them. The Church needs to have a ‘wave after wave’ approach to developing leaders; understanding that the second we stop investing in those coming after us, we’re a generation from dying out! Young Lions plays a part in that, exposing young people to what leadership is, that there is a call on all of us to lead where we are, and to take responsibility to shape ourselves into the image of Christ.

How long has Young Lions been running?
Young Lions 2019 will be the 17th year that it has run! Over these years, we have seen hundreds of young people discover the call of God for their life and be released into leading in all areas of life! We have Young Lions who are leading & planting Churches, raising families, actors, sports men & women, and loads more!

Who is Young Lions for?
Young Lions is for young people between the age of 16-21 who have found Christ and are beginning their journey of leadership. We don’t just want polished ‘got it together’ kids, if they love Jesus and there’s just a chance they could do incredible things for Him, send them!

To coach, you met be a youth pastor/leader who has either graduated Young Lions or has good experience working with young people. For more info about coaching at Young Lions, please click here.

What should I expect at the weekend?
The Young Lions weekend is not your typical youth weekend away. It’s a unique training, development and assessment boot-camp! Positive peer pressure and the power of an unfamiliar environment will put delegates through their paces and in to situations that will force them to draw on the skills and abilities that they have. 

The weekend is loaded with teaching sessions, encounter sessions, smaller coaching group sessions and our infamous physical! Every element has been designed and honed over the years to provide the most impact a weekend can offer!

On arrival, delegates will be split into small groups and assigned a coach for the weekend. Coaches are either graduates of Young Lions, or Youth Pastors & leaders attending with their young people. The role of the coach is to accompany the delegates through the weekend, and also to complete an assessment form at the end to be sent back to the delegate’s Church. This is an awesome discipleship tool for their leaders!

Young Lions is 3 weekend over 3 years; each year containing different elements of the leadership journey!

I’m the older end of 16-21, can I just straight to year 2/3?
Every Young Lions delegate must start from 1st year, the experience is incomplete without it!

How safe is Young Lions?
All leaders involved in making Young Lions are DBS checked and recommended by their home Church. Activities are risk-assessed and supervised, and appointed first-aiders are on site at all times. The outdoor physical does involve some physical activity, but nothing that could put someone at risk.

 

 

Young Lions Important Info

Where is Young Lions 2019?
Young Lions 2019 is at the Frontier Centre, Addington Road, Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 5UH.

How much does Young Lions cost?

Young Lions costs £100 for delegates until the 7th December, then £125 after that. It is a flat cost of £85 for coaches. You can either tell your young people to book in individually, or complete a group booking yourself.

Registration

Registration opens at 18:30 so please arrive from then. Dinner is from 19:30-20:30 and the first meeting is at 21:00 so if you’re coming late because of work, please make every effort to ensure that you’re there by then. On arrival, please head to Whittaker Lodge for registration. When you register you will be given details of your accommodation and shown where things are on-site.

The last session of the weekend finishes at 15:00, but coaches are required to stay on site until they have completed their assessment forms.

Food

All food for the weekend is provided, including Friday evening dinner and Sunday lunch. There will be a tuck shop in the delegates lounge to purchase additional snacks & drinks.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Proof of payment – if you have paid through the website then you will need to print out your ticket and bring it with you. (Check with your group leader if they have booked for you)
  • Warm clothes – it’s cold in January!
  • Outdoor clothes – some sessions will be “outdoor activity” style so you will need clothes and trainers that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Bible and notepad – you will have a lot to write down as the programme is very busy.
  • Smart casual outfit – for the graduation service on Sunday afternoon.
  • Money for an Offering – we will be taking an offering on the Sunday. 
  • Extra Money – There is a Tuck shop on site
  • NO Bedding – This is provided
  • Toiletries & towel