Powerpoint, billed as Scotland’s largest intercity youth event, has regular gatherings for secondary school age teenagers, in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen throughout the year. These meetings bring hundreds and and hundreds of youth people together for evenings of worship, fun, fellowship. teaching and a good night out together Powerpoint+ was a whole day event, held on Saturday 15th of June at Errol Airfield, halfway between Perth and Dundee, bringing together the Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen folks.
Soul Survivor’s Mike Pilavachi spoke at the first session about Isaiah’s encounter with God in the temple (his “wow-moment”) and how God still encounters and transforms people today. It was encouraging to see some young people responding to the gospel for Jesus for the first time.
Andy Bannister from Solas kicked off the afternoon session with a youth-version of his evangelism training session, “How to talk about Jesus without sounding like an idiot”, which focuses on how to engage in friendly, useful conversations about faith with people who aren’t Christians.
The main hall (which may have had previous life as an aircraft hanger or vast cattle shed!), had a stage and worship area, an exhibition area stuffed full of stands, activities and shops; and massive inflatables too. Outside on the grass, were loads of sporting activities, cafe’s and coffee shops.
Andy Bannister noted, “It was great to work together with SU Scotland, Powerpoint, and Mike Pilavachi and speak to hundreds and hundreds of eager young people who want to go deeper with God and learn how to share the good news of Jesus with their friends.”