5,000+ Youth Meet Their Creator God at KYCK 

Over three weekends, more than 5,000 teenagers and youth leaders attended the KYCK conference in Katoomba. Founded in 1993, KYCK is a Bible preaching event aimed at inspiring high schoolers to live for Jesus alone. Each year, delegates are invited to hear and respond to God’s word through powerful Bible talks, uplifting worship in song, inspiring testimonies, and fun youth-appropriate activities.  

Over the years, KYCK has become a treasured space for teenagers to explore and deepen their faith with like-minded company. Each year, teenagers travel far and wide for fellowship in Katoomba. We are so encouraged that in 2024, we had groups join us from the ACT, Northern Territory and Queensland!  

This year, guest speakers Alan Au, Brett Hookham, Sam Low, and Andy Stevenson opened Genesis to introduce youth to their Creator—a powerful and loving God who was there from the very beginning. Talk topics touched on the creation story, the supremacy of Jesus, humanity’s identity and purpose. Special guests Polly Butterworth and Patricia Weerakoon also joined the platform to share what it means for humanity to be created in the ‘Image of God’ and ‘Male and Female’.  

“I loved the relevance of the talks, the confidence of speakers, the unashamed focus on the beauty of the way God has made us, and the way we were encouraged to fix our eyes on Jesus throughout it all. There are big parts of Genesis 1-3 that many conferences today would brush over, but I am so thankful to KYCK for addressing them head on with such conviction and compassion.”

– KYCK 2 Leader 

We praise God that from hearing His word preached, 68 teenagers became a Christian for the first time, 356 recommitted their lives to him, and 49 left the conference wanting to learn more.  

“KYCK made me recommit my life to God. Being around my brothers and sisters in Christ is so uplifting, it shows that no matter how alone in my faith I feel, I am not, and there’s so many people that share my beliefs.”

– KYCK 3 First Timer Youth 

“My favourite thing about KYCK 24, as always, is hearing the gospel preached and seeing young lives turning to him! 6 of ours responded! And seeing them move forward in their discipleship!

– KYCK 3 Leader 

For teenagers who are already following Jesus, KYCK gives them an opportunity to access speakers beyond their church network—to hear old truths with fresh perspectives. For many, it also serves as a powerful reminder that they are not alone in their faith, and that their beliefs are shared by thousands across Australia. This encouragement is especially important for teenagers in smaller youth groups, isolated rural areas, or who face opposition for their faith at home or school. 

It was just amazing experience to be in a room with so many teen Christians and be able to worship together.

– KYCK 1 Youth

KYCK is such an encouragement to our young people and leaders. It’s great to see many of God’s people worshipping together.

– KYCK 1 Leader 

“KYCK is the youth’s pinnacle event of the year to fellowship around God’s Word, other youth and singing.”

– KYCK 3 Youth Leader 

Hosted as a hybrid event, youth groups can choose to experience KYCK in-person at StayKCC in the Blue Mountains, or KYCK Online; a high-quality livestream promising a ‘front row’ seat from the convenience of a living room or church hall. Delegates who joined KYCK in-person could take part in optional fellowship activities including the ‘KYCK On’ Soccer Cup where youth groups Christ Church Gladesville and Nowra Baptist Church took home the crown; and the Saturday Night BBQ where over $6,100 was raised to support Scripture teachers.  

Early Bird tickets are still available for KYCK this September!  

KYCK will return for a fourth weekend on the 27-29 September in Katoomba. KYCK 4 Early Bird tickets are still available until 30 June AEST from our website: https://www.kyck.org.au/  

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