How young people do summer festivals differently

Posted: July 21, 2015 by anorrie58 in Uncategorized

Now entering its 29th year, Summer Madness is a large Christian youth event that takes place in the beautiful surroundings of the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland. More than 2,000 young people gather for a week of Bible teaching, sung worship, seminars, sports, music and more. I was speaking at the event, but here are some of the things I learnt:

1. The evangelical Church in Northern Ireland is fresh and innovative

There is still a perception in some circles that the church in Northern Ireland is pretty traditional, staid and rigid. Watching as a thousand teenagers set off on a colour run with plumes of multicoloured dye circulating in a mini tornado in the grounds of an ancient castle certainly did not feel staid. A young girl who had been at the event told me, with a big smile on her face, that she………….

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