What is Amplify?
Amplify is the youth arm of Advance 2020. It exists to mentor a select group of young people in evangelism through a year-long programme.
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.
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.
Launching in September 2019, Amplify will seek to journey with 60-100 hand-picked young people aged 11-17 (as of September 1st 2019), from many different churches and denominations right across the UK (no more than two young people per any one church).
Four Elements of the Amplify Programme
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. We’ll also gather at the end of the year to share stories, be encouraged and to be sent out into the world. First Residential 13th-15th September 2019 & Last Residential 13th-15th March 2020.
- Small Groups
Small groups will be put together based on location. They’ll meet in person where possible, with additional online engagement and will be facilitated by a small group leader. These will follow the Advance Evangelist Group model.
- Evangelism Developmental Opportunities
Evangelism takes place in many different forms. Throughout the year, the young people will be paired with leaders who will offer them the opportunity to connect with those actively sharing faith in the very fields they feel called into.
- 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.
Through this programme we will see a group of passionate young evangelists empowered and equipped who can model, not only to other young people but to the wider church, what it looks like to reach a generation for Jesus.