Sid Koop | The National Youth Committee is pleased to welcome Sid Koop as our speaker. Sid is passionate about awakening the lives of students through the truth of Jesus Christ. Sid has spent over 15 years in full time youth ministry, both in the local church and now as the full time Executive Director of Truth Matters Ministries, which includes overseeing the CYWC Regional Training Conferences across Canada.
The Color It’s not just music, lights, or concerts for Canadian band, The Color. With God-given musical talent and the grit for touring, The Color make music to answer the question our Maker puts to us all eventually, “What did you do with what I gave you?” For The Color, consisting of front man Jordan Janzen, guitarist James Shiels, guitarist Larry Abrams and drummer Tyson Unrau, it’s living and breathing songs that speak truth and bring healing into the messy places of the soul.
Refined Undignified | We are first and foremost a discipleship training program, choosing to be based at a Bible College and Christian High School where we can audition students who want to be challenged in their faith. Our team leaders are intentional about walking alongside the team members as they grow in faith, vulnerability, character, following and leadership skills, and overall excellence in every aspect of life. Cultivating a deep and rich community atmosphere we often see these members flourish as they find their identity deeper in Christ through this growth together with their team. Teams are then given opportunities to use the training they have received to perform and tour to impact a hurting world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Students that participate in RU for multiple years are sometimes given the opportunity to lead/assistant lead, as well as opportunities to tour more frequently and shine the light of Christ!
Aypayne | Alex "Aypayne" Wiebe is a rapper from Taber, Alberta who began writing lyrics at age ten. With a growing passion for the hip-hop culture, the discovery of Christian rap shortly after helped him realize he could do the same for the glory of God and has been fully reliant on God since then. Since the release of his debut album "Activated" in March 2016, he's been growing his music industry connections. Currently working on his next project, "The Sequel", Aypayne has been honoured by God to be working with some of the same artists that inspired him to pursue music when it all began.
Edwards Chapel | In 2015 we introduced Activity Stations into Edwards Chapel. Some old favorites are back plus we’re adding some new content this year, including more “live” entertainment. Stay tuned…
The Showdown | Abundant Springs would not be complete without the contributions of you students! This year we are changing things up. The Showdown is an opportunity for you and your friends to compete against other youth in CRAZY-FUN challenges on stage.