WHAT IS AMPLIFY?
Amplify Young Evangelists Academy is a partnership between; Youth For Christ, The Message, Pais Movement, Scripture Union, Church of England, Alpha, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Advance, Luis Palau, Evangelical Alliance and HOPE Together.
Amplify is an evangelism mentoring scheme for 11-17-year-olds, seeking to encourage, equip and empower young people to share their faith with their friends, family and community.
The 8-month long, interactive programme is made up of two in-person gatherings, monthly online group mentoring sessions and evangelism masterclasses with those sharing their faith in the worlds of music, sport, performing arts, social media, social action and many more.
Gathering with like-minded young people, Amplify seeks to see young people encourage each other in their faith and witness and be empowered in how they live that out in their day-to-day lives.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
We’re looking for young people who are actively living out what it looks like to share their faith; confidently speaking with peers, inviting friends to church, setting up Christian Unions and generally taking any opportunity to share Jesus. Applicants must be put forward by a youth pastor or church leader, having identified in the applicant a gifting and a desire to share their faith
Amplify aims to deeply invest in these young people – helping them to develop a greater understanding of the gospel as well as confidence in sharing their faith. We’ll then offer opportunities for evangelism in a variety of settings – offering accessible models of what it means to share faith in this contemporary youth culture.
Amplify will seek to journey with 60-100 hand-picked young people aged 11-17 for each 8-month long programme, from many different churches and denominations right across the UK (no more than two young people per any one church). The programme begins in October 2021.
AMPLIFY PROGRAMME: 2021/22
At the beginning of the year we’ll gather the whole group to begin to dream about what it means to reach a generation for Jesus. Throughout the year there are 2 residential events which are planned for 1st-3rd October 2021 and 18th-20th March 2022.
2. Small Groups
Small groups will be put together based on age. They’ll meet online and will be facilitated by our small group leaders. These will follow the Advance Evangelist Group model.
3. Specialist Mentoring
Evangelism takes place in many different forms. In Spring 2022 the young people will take part in online ‘Specialist Mentoring’ sessions with evangelists from all sectors of society. These people are specialists in their field of evangelism.
4. Ongoing Platform for Storytelling and Testimony
There will be opportunities for these young people to share the stories of how they are reaching a generation for Jesus.
HAVE YOU TRIED MISSION ACADEMY LIVE?
Mission Academy Live is series of 10 innovative video-based sessions, each one empowering young people as missional disciples within a small group context. With a focus on peer-to-peer evangelism, each session provides an understanding of today's contemporary context, with teaching, discussion, and testimony, all leading to a practical response.
Mission Academy Live is a fantastic free resource to do with your youth group and may help you identify young people with a passion for evangelism.
Applications to be part of Amplify must be submitted by either a church leader or church-based youth worker. Additionally, parental consent is required before acceptance onto Amplify.
Closing date for applications is Mon 27th September 2021