Jesus talks about building that foundation. He tells us to build our lives on the one thing that will give us the strength to survive the storms of life and thrive on the other side of them. He tells us that the key to building our lives is two-fold: Listening to His teaching and following it. At YQ20, join us and 2000 friends as we learn more about what it means to Build My Life on the only foundation that will last a lifetime.
24 "Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it."
Emphasis on V24: "Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it…" Our lives are built through the choices, experiences, and uncontrollable circumstances that we encounter. Each situation gives us a chance to make a decision, adding a piece to the foundation that we are building our life on. We don't get to choose when the storms in our life hit us and when they hit, but the foundation that we have built will dictate how we weather that storm.
After spending almost a decade touring the world in a rock and roll band, Ryan hung up his Les Paul to serve as a Pastor at First Baptist Church in Lloydminster. He has a passion for engaging the next generation with biblical truth so that they will rise up to be the leaders that the church needs. When he is not speaking, playing practical jokes, or hanging out with his wife Talasi and daughter Avra, you can find him playing strategy board games with anyone and everyone who will indulge his obsession.
Jeremy has served as a Youth Pastor in a large context reaching hundreds of students, a small context reaching dozens, and most recently at a multisite church running six separate youth groups. Now as part of the Canadian Youth Worker Community staff team, Jeremy oversees the operations of various projects that equip and encourage thousands of youth workers each year. He is married with three children and lives in Moncton, NB.
Cody Matchett serves the Church in the areas of teaching, spiritual formation, and discipleship. He is the former College Chaplain at Briercrest College, an apprenticing church planter with the Evangelical Covenant Church, and a partner in the Gospel with varying organizations across Canada. He loves books, coffee, music, philosophy, cultures, art, and hiking. He is married to Brianna, and they live in Calgary Alberta.
Chris has been the lead pastor at Calvary Baptist for ten years. He has recently resigned to pursue church planting in Vancouver. With a Masters in Christian Studies and a BA in Biblical studies, Chris’ love for teaching the Bible, and bringing it to life in context of our everyday lives, can be found in his Sunday messages and extensive writing. He is an avid reader and author of “Radical Hope: Resurrection Hope in a Hurting World. He is also a contributor to the UK based Youth Alpha video teaching series and sometimes co-hosts a weekly podcast called Hidden City, which explores the hidden ideas that influence our lives today. Chris loves to spend time with his wife Diandra and two children, Kaeden and Mila.
1K Phew is among a new breed of Atlanta artists taking the trap sensibility and elevating it to great effect. His smooth delivery and evocative vocal tone pair well with the bouncy, energetic production that defines his sound. At just 23 years old, Phew’s rise from local rapper with swagger to compelling artist equipped with a message, has been refreshing to watch. He’s fun and engaging, no doubt, but he’s so much more. As evidenced by his mixtapes Sunday Night (2015) and Life (2016), Phew’s got plenty of swag and wisdom to impart, and people are beginning to connect with his candid approach. There’s a sense of transparency that comes through in his music, a kind of refined rawness that can only be gained through experience and honing your craft. To let him tell it: “I’m not worried about being politically correct. I just want to give people the real. That’s where the 1K comes from, always keeping it 1,000 no matter what.”
Tehillah Worship is a Canadian music collective based out of First Assembly Church in Calgary, Alberta. We aspire to equip and encourage the Canadian church to move God’s heart with new songs and music. We believe the beauty and light of Jesus can change a nation and that music and the arts are a massive medium that God will use to spark renewal and revitalization in our land. Our third album “All Your Colours” was released in August of 2019.
Born and raised in Southern California, THE YOUNG ESCAPE (Capitol) delivers a fresh shot of indie-pop with an energetic live show to match. Comprised of Ryan, McKenna, Kyrsten, and Luke Johns, the band’s debut singles “good life” and “neverfade” are an alchemy of modern pop sheen and sophisticated edge, carried to otherworldly heights by McKenna’s vocal. TYE speaks to the themes of insecurity, anxiety, and pressure facing every kid in the modern age with the hope and escape that’s found in the kinetic spirit of youth.
Joshua is a bit of an anomaly, both as a worship leader and a songwriter. Meeting Jesus in power very, very young, he did not fall in love with music until his teens. Until that time he did not think of himself as an artist, let alone a musician. For that reason, Joshua's simultaneous satisfaction in and longings for his Redeemer are at the forefront of these songs—they forego what is expected of a modern worship chorus, and instead tread to deeper waters. In a diverse sonic landscape of everything from Black Gospel to Punk anthem to electronically influenced Indie Rock, he weaves images of bride and feast, sojourners and shores, hope in pain, all across the canvas of the Gospel. These are unapologetically Cross-centered, hope-awaiting works. And while their lyricism may not draw from the same wells as is common in contemporary worship, they are still fully intended for the Church to sing together—that we might better know Him, love Him, and stir in affection towards Him. To explore the marriage of meaningful art with Spirit-filled worship—to the delight of the King, and His satisfaction of us. This is art as catalyst for adoration. Leventhal is American-born but has spent most of his life in Canada. He is currently based in Vancouver BC and is the Senior Worship Leader at Village Church.
Hailing from Brampton, Ontario and joining us for our second year, OJ brings an electric and contagious vibe to our conference. Cue the dance party!
Refined/Undignified is a dance ministry that seeks to reveal true life through dance. Auditioning students from Briercrest College and Briercrest Christian Academy each year, RU creates an opportunity for students to be equipped to become godly leaders, to see these students excel in dance and lifestyle for the glory of God and and to allow these students to use the tools they have been given to engage a hurting world with gospel of Jesus Christ. Their shows are high energy and lots of fun, all while tackling relevant issue that need to be discussed. You won’t want to miss them!
Briercrest Worship is made up students involved in the Worship Arts program at Briercrest College. Each one of these students regular serves their community by leading worship at Briercrest chapels and worship nights. They also serve beyond the Briercrest community, touring and leading worship at churches and youth events. They are passionate about seeing people encounter the living God through authentic worship.
Youth Quake is open to anyone AGES 13-18!
All registration fees include meals, accommodation and all the events for the weekend. Payments must accompany registration forms in order to be processed.
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Must register and pay before midnight Dec 1
Regular Rate: $189
Must register and pay before midnight Feb 8
Regular Rate: $219
Feb 9 - 14
For three days experience what life as a student at Briercrest College is like