2015 UK Youth Conference

View the conference brochure and print it for a booking form.


The Conference is intended for young people over the age of 16. It is an opportunity to find out why the Christian’s is the most serious, but also the happiest life, and to have the opportunity of meeting many young people who hold that belief, from churches across the UK and beyond. Every year, many newcomers find a friendly welcome and feel quickly at home.

Coming from a small church, it is a great chance to make long lasting friendships… – Paulo Roque, Member of a church plant in Limerick, Ireland


Friday 10 April – Monday 13 April 2015.


University of Leicester, Stamford Court (formerly Gilbert Murray Hall), Manor Road, Leicester LE2 2LH.


Mark Johnston
Kevin DeYoung
Jonathan Watson

How Much?

Residents – Full board

Friday dinner to Sunday dinner – £95

Friday dinner to Monday breakfast – £120

There are many young people who are contented to live without God in the world; but this is not only their sin, but their shame likewise. They thereby renounce the chief honour they are capable of, and degrade themselves to a level with the beasts. But let it not be so with you. Pray to the Lord to teach you to love him, and when you think of him, fix your thoughts upon Jesus Christ; upon him who conversed on earth as a man. The great God has manifested himself in a way suited to us, as weak creatures and poor sinners. God is everywhere present, but only those who look to him in Christ can attain to love, trust, or serve him aright. – John Newton

Friday, 10 April

  • 6.30pm – Dinner
  • 7.45pm – Getting the Basics Right: The Holy Bible (Matt. 5:17-20) – Kevin DeYoung

Saturday, 11 April

  • 8.15am – Breakfast
  • 9.15am – Faith: Where it Leads Us – Mark Johnston
  • 10.30am – Coffee
  • 11.00am – Getting the Basics Right: A Holy Life (Heb. 12:12-17) – Kevin DeYoung
  • 12.45pm – Lunch
  • 5.00pm – Why Read John Newton? – Jonathan Watson
  • 6.30pm – Dinner
  • 7.45pm – Faith: What it Costs Us – Mark Johnston

Sunday, 12 April

  • 8.15am – Breakfast
  • 9.15am – Prayer
  • 11.00am – Morning Worship: Getting the Basics Right: His Holy Death (Lev. 1) – Kevin DeYoung
  • 12.45pm – Lunch
  • 3.00pm – Questions & Discussion
  • 4.45pm – Afternoon Tea
  • 6.00pm – Evening Worship: Faith: How it Gets Us There – Mark Johnston
  • 7.30pm – Dinner
  • 9.00pm – Fellowship & Prayer

Monday, 13 April

  • 8.00am – Breakfast

Facilities and Accommodation

The conference venue is Stamford Court (formerly Gilbert Murray Hall), Manor Road, Leicester LE2 2LH, in the Oadby Halls campus of the University of Leicester, in the south-east suburbs of Leicester. Maps showing the conference venue can be seen on www.le.ac.uk/maps.

Accommodation is in single study bedrooms. Please note that towels are NOT provided so please bring your own.

The university sports centre is nearby, and free passes will be available for attendees to use the gym. There is an opportunity on Saturday afternoon to play various sports, so suitable clothing should be brought by those wishing to participate.

The bookroom will be open on Friday and Saturday. This will be stocked with all current Banner books at special prices.


Arrival should not be before 4.30 pm on the Friday. If not arriving by 6.25 pm, please advise us when booking. Free car parking is available adjacent to the conference centre. Buses from Leicester city-centre also stop nearby.


All conference attendees must please register in advance, even those attending for only one session.

Any Questions?

The Banner of Truth Trust, 3 Murrayfield Road, Edinburgh EH12 6EL.

Telephone: 0131 337 7310 or email: info@banneroftruth.co.uk.

Mark Johnston is the minister of Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cardiff. He is the author of three titles in the ‘Let’s Study’ series of commentaries – John, Colossians and Philemon, and 2 Peter and Jude.
Kevin DeYoung is the minister of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan, USA. He is the author of a number of books, including The Hole in Our Holiness and Crazy Busy.
Jonathan Watson has been the General Editor of the Banner of Truth Trust since 2004. Previously he pastored churches in Northern Ireland and Jersey.

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