Conference 2018

19-21 January  

Book your place at the 2018 conference

Event location: MacDonald Aviemore Resort, PH22 1PN

Event date: January 19th-21st 2018

About Deep Impact 

Deep Impact is Scotland's National Training conference for Christians in voluntary or paid youth and children’s work. This includes those working with churches, agencies or local authorities; for those with heaps of experience or just starting out.
The Deep Impact conference has a number of key aims….

  • To create a space for youth and children’s workers to rest and relax in beautiful surroundings; and help you hear from God.
  • To provide practical and Biblical input from experienced practitioners and theologians.
  • To be a weekend for leaders to bring their volunteer teams for a weekend of team building, encouragement and shared learning.
  • To be encouraged through connecting with others from across Scotland as we try and create a community of mutual support.

Conference contributors

Event time line

DAY 1 - Welcome area open.

Early arrivals get hot drinks. And CAKE.

4:00-5:30pm

DAY 1 - Welcome area open.

Early arrivals get hot drinks. And CAKE.

4:00-5:30pm

Dinner

Served in the Osprey

5:30-7:00pm

Dinner

Served in the Osprey

5:30-7:00pm

Conference begins

Worship and speakers

7:30-9:30pm

Conference begins

Worship and speakers

7:30-9:30pm

Coffee

Sweet, sweet coffee*. (and tea)

*Coffee served normal. You may add sugar or sweeteners to taste.

9:30-10:00pm

Coffee

Sweet, sweet coffee*. (and tea)

*Coffee served normal. You may add sugar or sweeteners to taste.

9:30-10:00pm

Evening entertainment

Details TBA (check back soon)

10:00-11:30pm

Evening entertainment

Details TBA (check back soon)

10:00-11:30pm

DAY 2 - Breakfast

food and that.

20th January 8:00-9:00am

DAY 2 - Breakfast

food and that.

20th January 8:00-9:00am

Reflective worship

9:00-9:45am

Reflective worship

9:00-9:45am

Learning streams

Top seminars led by leading practitioners and thinkers.

9:45-11:15am

Learning streams

Top seminars led by leading practitioners and thinkers.

9:45-11:15am

Tea break

And coffee too!

11:15-11:45am

Tea break

And coffee too!

11:15-11:45am

Workshops

Oh so much content!! THE place to discuss and learn!

11:45am-12:45pm

Workshops

Oh so much content!! THE place to discuss and learn!

11:45am-12:45pm

Lunch

FOOD!

12:45-1:45pm

Lunch

FOOD!

12:45-1:45pm

Q+A

Facilitated by leading Youth and Children’s workers.

1:45-2:45pm

Q+A

Facilitated by leading Youth and Children’s workers.

1:45-2:45pm

Free time

Your time to relax, but we’re also putting on activities. Deets soon.

2:45-5:00pm

Free time

Your time to relax, but we’re also putting on activities. Deets soon.

2:45-5:00pm

Drinks reception and dinner

Featuring our beloved marketplace.

5:00-7:30pm

Drinks reception and dinner

Featuring our beloved marketplace.

5:00-7:30pm

Evening session

Featuring speakers, worship and more.

7:30-9:30pm

Evening session

Featuring speakers, worship and more.

7:30-9:30pm

Drinks and chat

You know, because discussing the state of ministry today goes easier with tea and coffee.

9:30-10:00pm

Drinks and chat

You know, because discussing the state of ministry today goes easier with tea and coffee.

9:30-10:00pm

Legends night

Evening entertainment, but not as you know it. Details soon, people. Be excited!

10:00-11:30pm

Legends night

Evening entertainment, but not as you know it. Details soon, people. Be excited!

10:00-11:30pm

DAY 3 - Breakfast

You know what breakfast is, right?

Sunday 21st - 8:00am

DAY 3 - Breakfast

You know what breakfast is, right?

Sunday 21st - 8:00am

Communion

9:00-9:30am

Communion

9:00-9:30am

Seminar stream

from 101s to super-advanced… something for all

10:00-11:00am

Seminar stream

from 101s to super-advanced… something for all

10:00-11:00am

Final session

Worship, praise, prayer, speakers, awesome!

11:15am-1:00pm

Final session

Worship, praise, prayer, speakers, awesome!

11:15am-1:00pm

Lunch and then home

To round off an incredible weekend…

1:00-2:23pm

Lunch and then home

To round off an incredible weekend…

1:00-2:23pm

Programme of events

Full details will be downloadable soon

Bookings/Contact

We’re delighted you’re interested in booking into the 2018 Deep Impact Conference. We are offering the best conference we can put together, in comfortable accommodation and stunning surroundings – but also at the best price possible. There are discounts available for early bookings and also strong financial incentives for those working in rural settings and areas of multiple deprivation. Please do apply for any discounts (particularly if you're working in one of these settings) by sending us a message on the contact form below.

Eventbrite

If you're booking as a standard delegate, or even booking up a group, why not use our hassle-free Eventbrite booking? You can request room allocations, etc. through the booking process on Eventbrite.

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Contact Us

We are absolutely delighted to be in a position to offer significant discounts for those working with children and young people in either rural Scotland and/or disadvantaged urban areas. We are very grateful to Youthlink Scotland for these funds.
If you work in rural Scotland or work predominately with disadvantaged children and young people then please contact us for details on how to apply for the discount.
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About SCYWF

Who are we?
Deep Impact events are organised by the Scottish Christian Youth Work Forum (SCYWF).
SCYWF had its beginnings in 1995 when Eddie Lyle, then Director of Youth For Christ in Scotland, brought together representatives of various youth agencies to identify areas where they could work together for the sake of young people encountering Jesus in Scotland.
Since its beginning SCYWF has had a membership of around eight to ten organisations who meet regularly on an informal basis. Our overall vision and desire is to encourage and enable better Christian youth work in Scotland, through sharing ideas and resources and partnering together on various events.

In 2004 SCYWF established an informal relationship with the Evangelical Alliance in Scotland to provide them with an advisory/consultative service on youth related issues. In 2009, SCYWF warmly accepted the invitation to come fully under the auspices of the Evangelical Alliance in Scotland. Members agree to the Evangelical Alliance Basis of Faith.

What do we do?
Our main event is the annual Deep Impact conference which is for anyone involved in employed or voluntary youth work across Scotland. The Deep Impact conference was founded in 1999 by Ian Clyne, director of Highlands and Islands Youth for Christ. Seven years later the event was handed over to SCYWF who have been responsible for the conference since 2007.
We also run other social and training events throughout the year which seek to foster networking amongst youth workers for fellowship, encouragement and equipping one another in the Christian service that we are each involved in.
Much of what SCYWF aims to do is to enhance communication amongst youth work agencies and denominations; to share resources and support one another; and to seek ways in which we can work in partnership rather than allowing unnecessary duplication or even competition in our work.

Members are…
Urban Saints, Scripture Union, Baptist Union of Scotland, Alpha, Church of Scotland, Evangelical Alliance, Tearfund, Youth for Christ, The Message Trust and The Scottish School of Christian Mission.
We are always looking for new friends and members! Please contact us (using the contact form) if you’d like to find out more about joining with SCYWF.

Supporting partners 

We're grateful to the many agencies working alongside us to bring Deep Impact together. We've had generous contributions from:

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