#realyou online sessions

Having made the decision to postpone the physical AMiCUS Congress to 2021, we have also chosen to start a series of #realyou online sessions as a spin-off of the theme #realyou. These online sessions have the purpose of keeping #realconversations happening about #reallife topics with #realpeople like you.


We are excited about starting this #realjourney with you from now to the physical congress in 2021. During this time, we hope to learn from each other and to truly create a close-knit community of followers of Jesus throughout Europe.

The online sessions will be livestreamed on our YouTube Channel: EUD Youth Ministries.

The first two online sessions will take place on the weekend that was originally meant for the AMiCUS Congress. We begin with two exceptional guests: Tihomir Lazic, the Public Campus Ministries (PCM) director of the Trans-European Division, who will talk about #realnewnormal on Friday 25 September 2020 and Ty Gibson, speaker and co-director of Light Bearers, who will speak about a #realfuture on Saturday 26 September 2020.


with Tihi Lazic

Friday 25 September 2020 @ 20:00 (CEST)* ONLINE

Lives are disrupted, damaged, or lost. Economies devastated; plans destroyed. The CoVid-19 pandemic of 2020 will never be forgotten. But, what if, in the midst of fear and anxiety, we decided to use this opportunity to just stop for a moment and face ourselves?! What if we decide to put aside the scaffolding of our life—our goals, ambitions, roles, jobs—and dare to wrestle with one of the most challenging and complex questions of human existence—the question of our personal identity and purpose: Who are we and what is our unique role in the new normal?

*Watch the recorded session here


with Ty Gibson

Saturday 26 September 2020 @ 17:00 (CEST)* ONLINE

The future of our world looks pretty dark right now. Not only has the coronavirus gone viral, but so has anger and hatred. We seem to be teetering on the edge of social meltdown. The most important question each of us must answer within the privacy of our own hearts is this: what kind of person will I be in the midst of the chaos that engulfs our world? I can either be a lover or a hater. The choice is mine.  

*Watch the recorded session here

Coming soon

Friday, 11 December 2020 @ 20:00 (CET)* ONLINE

Meet our speakers

Dr Tihomir Lazic works as a Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Newbold College and as the Director of Public Campus Ministry (or Student Ministry) at the Trans-European Division of the Seventh-day Adventist church. He completed his doctorate in theology at the University of Oxford. His speciality is in systematic theology, or more precisely, contemporary ecclesiology — particularly the issues of Adventist ecclesiology and identity. 


Tihomir lives in England and is married to Kärt from Estonia. The main drives that shape his vision of life and ministry are the sense of wonder and adventure that come from exploring the unknown and from the relentless quest to understand God and believers' life in Him.

At the age of eighteen Ty Gibson had an encounter that persuaded him of God’s existence. After having been raised with a purely secular worldview and having witnessed firsthand much evil and suffering, Ty was completely opposed to the idea of a Supreme Being. “If a God exists at all,” he reasoned, “He would have to be cruel to have made a world like ours?” Ty’s conversion as a teenager was founded upon the answer to that question. The powerful reality of God’s love opened Ty’s mind to a whole new line of thought. Since then Ty has given his life to the joyous task of sharing God’s good character in public seminars, as well as through print and video media. 


A passionate communicator with a message that opens minds and moves hearts, Ty Gibson is lead pastor of Storyline Church (storylineadventist.org), as well as President of Light Bearers (lightbearers.org) and the ARISE Discipleship School (arise.online). He has authored ten books, as well as the wildly popular TruthLink Bible Study Guides and online course (truthlink.org). His most recent video work can be viewed at digma.com and tabletalk.online. 

Online response groups

In #realyou online, we will also have response groups. These are special groups in which you will be given the opportunity to respond to and process the main message in a way that is the most appealing to you and in the company of youth and students from all Europe. Maybe you process ideas through conversation, or through lettering or arts, or perhaps by having a moment of personal devotion... You decide!

For our next online session, we are offering these 4 response groups:

Here is what you will need for the Arts Response Group.

For Friday, 25 September 2020:

  • 4 to 6 sheets of tracing paper, sizes DIN-A3 and DIN-A4

  • Pencil colours, watercolours, tempera paint, markers (most markers would work)

  • Masking tape (or tape that is not too sticky)

  • Optional: fishing line and thick needle

For Saturday, 26 September 2020:

  • Paper for watercolours or thick paper (at least 300 gsm), at least DIN-A3 size

  • Paint brush for ink or watercolour

  • Black ink or black watercolour

  • White wax crayons (eg. Manley) or white candle

  • Cutter

  • Water

This is what you will need for the Lettering Response Group (both days – Friday, 25 and Saturday, 26 September 2020):

  • Notebook / Paper

  • Pencil + Rubber

  • Markers

  • Brush pen. It’s okay if you don’t have them. You can also use conical tip markers.

  • Printables (see below). English version of the guides coming soon. 

This is what you will need for the Personal Devotion Response Group (both days – Friday, 25 and Saturday, 26 September 2020):

  • Notebook and pen, or any other device where you can jot down some notes

  • Downloadables (see below)


This is a free event. However, we need you to register so we can properly plan for the response groups.

Save the dates for the upcoming #realyouonline sessions:

11 December 2020

12 March 2021

11 June 2021


And also for the physical #realyou AMiCUS Congress:

23-26 September 2021

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