The BIG Weekend is a youth retreat for young people (12 – 18 yrs old) from 10+ churches around the UAE. Our goal is to empower young people to reflect the character and priorities of Jesus in their lives and relationships.

There will be quality teaching, worship sessions, small group discussions, team building activities, food and a whole lot of fun.

The young people and youth leaders will be staying in hotel rooms of 4 with other youth from their own church group.

Date: Friday 16th to Saturday 17th February 2018
*for exact times speak to your youth leader
Location: Mercure Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain
EARLY BIRD: 380AED, if a 200AED deposit is paid by 16th December
LATE REGISTRATION: 420AED for those who register between 17th December and 4th February

Theme: WHO AM I?

This year we will be exploring issues around identity, thinking about ‘Who am I?’, based on Abraham, Isaac & Jacob and what it means to be a stranger in a foreign land. This is relevant to all our young people, who have lived here and potentially many other places during their lives. We will be attempting to answer key questions, such as “where is home?” and “how has your identity been formed?”

Our hope and prayer, is that all the young people (and adults!) who attend, come to the powerful place of their identity being first and foremost in Jesus and an awareness that they are part of His kingdom! We’ll be thinking about what this means for them today, who they really are and what it looks like to have hope and purpose bigger than themselves!

Speaker: Mike Gordon
Check out . Mike works with YFC Canada, he has a huge heart for young people and is a relational and engaging speaker. His testimony is an incredible story of a God who saves, we are really excited that he will be joining us and can’t wait to see how God will use him.

Permission form – please download the form below, fill it out and give it to your youth leader with your deposit.