#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.
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
This is what you will need for the Lettering Response Group (both days – Friday, 25 and Saturday, 26 September 2020):
Notebook / Paper
Pencil + Rubber
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
Printables (coming soon!)
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