2018 is the year of young people in Scotland. In a nut shell the “Year of Young People 2018 is an opportunity to celebrate the amazing young personalities, talents, and achievers that make up Scotland. It’s all about inspiring our nation through its young people’s ideas, attitudes and ambitions.” (Quote from official YOYP website)

As a Union we also want to see our Union inspired and enriched by our young people. In 2018 we have many opportunities for our young people to gather to be inspired but also to sign up and use their talents and energies to help and serve people across the nation.

The future page on our website has some key dates across the whole of 2018 with events that are aimed to inspire and encourage our young people as they follow Jesus in the 21st century. They will all be fun, challenging and encouraging. So why not invite your youth group or a friends and come along?

What Where When
Powerpoint – A 1800 young people across 3 events joining together for worship, teaching, community, games, fun and far more.


Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Various – see website for dates.
Deep Impact – Conference for youth and children’s workers both full time and voluntary. www.deep-impact.org.uk Macdonald’s Highland Resort, Aviemore 19th – 21st January 2018
ReBoot – A day conference by RZiM equipping young people in apologetics and teaching around some of the key questions that challenge our faith. https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/116849/chk/2b05 Central Hall, Edinburgh 10th March 2018
Youthwork Learning Community – Want to spend a bit of time working out how your youth group could work better? How to make disciples of Christ in 21st century Scotland? Then come along and let’s learn together.

For an idea about what will be happening watch the video here.


Stirling Baptist Church 20th – 21st April 2018 – Booking will open I the new year.
POWERPOINT ONEDAY @ STIRLING – An afternoon of Sports, creative arts and various seminars culminating in a massive outdoors Powerpoint event at Stirling Uni. Stirling Uni Sports Grounds, Stirling 2nd June 2018

12 noon until 8pm

Soul Survivor Scotland – 1200 young people in a field worshipping Jesus and encouraging each other for 5 days. We as a union will be hosting a campsite at the event providing young people tents, food, tent leaders and a fun community. Booking information will open shortly. Lendrick Muir, near Kinross 21st – 25th July 2018
Onelife – Young Leader Conference

Are you aged 14-21? Do you want to invest in your future and your leadership? Do you want to see how your faith in God can dramatically impact society? Then sign up and come along? Booking happens here. www.onelifeleaders.com/conference

Queens Park Baptist Church, Glasgow 28th – 29th September 2018

Opportunities to get involved in mission and service during summer 2018.

There are going to be lots of opportunities to use your holidays to do something really meaningful. We are creating a palette of mission options for young people to get involved in from Eden Bus teams and creative arts teams, to serving at Soul Survivor and even to helping in the refugee crisis at Calais. Look out for more information coming soon.

Let’s pray that 2018 is indeed the year of young people within our Union, that we see the young people who have faith empowered and encouraged to impact their generation with the life transforming good news of Jesus.

Ali Laing

Next Generation Development Coordinator

Baptist Union of Scotland