#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.

Our next online session is on 12 March 2021 on #realchurch, and our guest speakers are Jonathan Contero and Abigail Esquirolea, from Cero Church in Madrid. The promo video will be ready beginning of 2021.

#realpurpose

with Dejan Stojkovic

Friday, 11 December 2020 @ 19:30 (CET)* ONLINE

One of the impacts of COVID-19 has been to slow us down from a, frankly, frantic and overly busy existence. We now find ourselves with an opportunity to rethink who we are and what our #realpurpose in life is.

Like Moses when he unexpectedly encountered the burning bush, listening to God’s voice may take us out of our comfort zone. But life is not just about staying alive, it’s about living.

*Watch recorded video here

#realchurch

with Jonathan Contero and Abigail Esquirolea

Friday, 12 March 2021 @ 19:30 (CET)* ONLINE

More info will be available here.

#reallove

with Sam Leonor

Friday, 11 June 2021 @ 19:30 (CET)* ONLINE

More info will be available here.

Meet our speaker

Dejan Stojkovic was born in Kragujevac, Serbia. He finished his primary and secondary education in post-communist Serbia, interrupted a few times with the ugliness of wars that struck this region. He came to England in 2001 to study theology and he completed his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Newbold College. Here he started a student-led worship service ‘Experience’. Dejan has served as a youth pastor at Stanborough Park Church where he established the Parallel Service as an outreach and reclamation ministry for youth and young adults. Before being called to serve as British union youth director he was serving as a Director for Teen’s Ministry, AVS and Chaplaincy at the South England Conference. Dejan got married to Deana in 2010. Dejan’s mission in life is very simple and that is preparing young people for the second coming of Jesus.

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:

Arts Response Group with Maria Alonso (@color_transparente)

 

First of all, who is María?

Hi! I’m María Alonso. I have been working for 6 years as a designer and art director for large institutions in Spain, such as the Madrid City Council or the National Mint of Spain.

I currently work as a visual designer, as an art teacher for the Adventist school in Madrid (Colegio Timón), and I am also in the development phase of a business project focused on getting to know Jesus through art.

My training focuses on art and design, and teaching, and I love mixing both disciplines throughout my career as much as possible.

I am currently studying a Master’s in Business Administration.

 

What can I expect in the Arts Response Group?

We will use artistic language to reflect on the place to which God is leading us. Through symbols such as milk and honey we will experiment in the production of an element that gives shape to that place.

What will I need for the Arts Response Group?

  • Milk (1/2l.)

  • Honey 

  • Food coloring (blue, yellow, red)

  • Watercolor  paper

  • Dishwashing soap

  • 1 cotton swab

Register here: https://bit.ly/realpurposeDec2020register

Conversation Response Groups with Jonatán Tejel (@jonanany)

 

First of all, who is Jonatán?

Hi! I’m Jonatán Tejel and I currently serve as the Youth Ministries Director for the Inter-European Division. I enjoy life with my wife Daniela and my two precious daughters, Astrid and Édera.

I’m into sports such as football, rock climbing, and scuba diving and I like working with computers and doing puzzles. One of my favorite Bible verses is Isaiah 40:30-31: “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” 

What can I expect in the Conversation Response Groups?

Since I was young I grew up with the conviction that there is nothing better than an open, honest and respectful conversation about any topic in life. There will be difficult topics, sometimes during the conversation you can disagree with the other person's opinion, but the experience of having a good conversation will help you to grow and to better understand those around you. The more open and respectful your dialogue is, the healthier your relationships will become. So, come, join one of the Conversation Response Groups, and enjoy your time, listening to others and also giving your own opinions. 

We will have 15 different conversation response groups to choose from, in the following languages: English, French, Spanish and Romanian. If you want to meet new people, we recommend you choose an English-speaking group. 

 

What will I need for the Conversation Response Groups?

  • A desire to engage in conversation with other students and young people in Europe

  • An open mind and a respectful heart :)

Register here: https://bit.ly/realpurposeDec2020register

 

Lettering Response Group with Sayei Méndez (@escribiendosupalabra)

 

First of all, who is Sayei?

Hi, I’m Sayei! I’m 21 years old and I live in the hottest city of Spain, Seville. I love marine biology but I have another passion… Lettering and art! When I was about to start college, I first had to pass the exams. I’ve always been an easy to stress person. I decided to try a 30-day lettering challenge to relax when I needed it. It helped me so much, that I decided to keep lettering and started an Instagram account called Escribiendo Su Palabra. Years have passed and it is now my everyday ministry. God has blessed me a lot through every design! Thanks to this ministry I’ve met beautiful people and their stories. And I look forward to seeing you again in #realpurpose.

 

What can I expect in the Lettering Response Group?

Since I was a child, I’ve been designing different kinds of letters, testing flourishes, shades, different compositions, materials and surfaces. At first, the results weren’t always great, but through practice and through Escribiendo Su Palabra, I’ve improved and developed my own style and ministry. It also has been my number one tool to stay connected with Jesus! Now I’m looking forward to share all I know with you and answer any questions! Do you have your hand and some pens ready?


What will I need in the Lettering Response Group?

  • Notebook / Paper

  • A4 coloured cardboard paper

  • Pencil + Rubber

  • Markers

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

  • Glue

  • Printables (see below).

Register here: https://bit.ly/realpurposeDec2020register

Personal Devotion Response Group with Annika Looser-Grönroos (@acgl80)

First of all, who is Annika?

Hi! My name is Annika. My heart lives in two beautiful places. In Switzerland, the country I was born in, and the place where I live today, and in Finland, the country I grew up in. However, my heart longs to live in the place where God is. And even though we don’t live in the same place yet, He keeps on crossing my path, and guiding my steps towards Him.

I’m a theologian and counselor, but my most significant training I experience in my everyday life as wife and mother, and in all the precious encounters with the people around me.

What can I expect in the Personal Devotion Response Group?

How can I find something worth living for? And what does a life of purpose look like? What’s my biggest dreams in life, and what is God dreaming about? These are some of the questions we want to wrestle with in the personal devotion response group. In a guided reflection you will have time to reflect upon the word of God, and upon the message you have heard. And in solitude with God you can decide how you want to respond. Bring a pen and a notebook, or any other device where you can jot down some notes.

What will I need for the Personal Devotion Response Group?

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

  • Downloadables (see below)

Register here: https://bit.ly/realpurposeDec2020register

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Registration

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

Previous online sessions

#realfuture

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

#realnewnormal

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

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. 

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