Free church
youth conference 2020:

13 - 15 march at lendrick muir su centre, kinross

A weekend event for those in S5 - age 30

Main Speaker & theme

Robin Sydserff

Robin has been the minister of Chalmers Church, Edinburgh for 10 years, serving the church in London prior to that. He is married to Sally and they have three children, Lucy, David and William, and a dog called Millie. Robin has spent time as a university lecturer and also as a Charted Accountant. He is passionate about the training and development of young church leaders, something that you can hear him discussing on a recent 'Generation podcast', where he also opened up more about his own personal walk of faith. The podcast can be found here:

We have also heard whisperings that Robin sometimes frequents the table-tennis area at Chalmers, so perhaps wait around for him at the games area at the conference if you want to get chatting to him.

2 Timothy 2: Fit for Purpose

Feeling discouraged, weak, ill-equipped, beaten down or even just a bit apathetic about following Jesus and sharing the good news about Him with others? Paul’s young friend Timothy seemed to feel this too, yet in this letter we find immense encouragement and clear direction about persevering, growing, sharing and staying grounded in faith that’s as real for us ‘in Christ’ as it was for this disciples. We'll be focussing on 2 Timothy 2 over the conference weekend so check out this portion of the bible over the next few weeks.

Want to listenback to the talks from last year from Corinthians by Hamish Sneddon?


On the Saturday of the conference there will be two opportunities to attend interactive seminars with choice from the topics below. We'll get more detailed information about what to expect from each to you via social media and email closer to the conference, but hopefully these teasers will get you thinking about which might be most helpful for you.

worship: by song alone?

the weeping sower’s toil

living with loss


living in a post truth society


For more information about our aims and goals for the Youth Conference click below; prayer much appreciated!

2020 Conference prices: £65 for workers and £59 for students

This covers the cost of attending the full conference weekend from Friday to Sunday, but day attendance is also totally cool and costs £10. The price above pays for your bed at Lendrick Muir, top-notch meals and snacks, speaker costs, the running of the conference website and any other miscellaneous items needed to bring everything together. Making the conference as affordable for delegates as possible is a priority for the committee as we want everyone to have the opportunity to be there, and we prayerfully think about how to use our resources so that we break-even but don't try and make any profit. If paying for a place at the conference might be tricky for you, contacting your local church leader is the best place to go to get advice about this, but also feel free to contact the YC committee with questions as we'll always try to help.

The Committee

Anna Macrae
Anna Macrae
Calum Macaulay
Calum Macaulay
Struan Macara
Struan Macara
Seminar Coordinator
Megan Davies
Megan Davies
Social Media & Handbook
Matthew Macleod
Matthew Macleod
Fundraising & Finance
Kirsty Macleod
Kirsty Macleod
Booking Coordinator

Houseparents and Cooks

Ivor and Rosemary Macdonald will be our houseparents this year, meaning they'll be on hand throughout the weekend just to chat and soak in wisdom from, and they will also be involved in leading our morning prayer meetings over the course of the conference weekend. Ivor is minister of Hope Church Coatbridge and Rosemary a physiotherapist, and after speaking to this dynamic duo for any length of time about the fine part of the world they call home and their passion to share the gospel with their community, you'll probably want to get on the first train to 'Coatbridge Sunnyside' station. We are also delighted to have a fabulous team of cooks returning to the conference this year from Aberdeenshire, who have literally been cooking for the event since November! Beth Maciver is head chef and her husband Angus, Norman and Judy Laing, Kirsteen Green, Fiona Mackaskill and Helen Morrison complete the squad.

Want to listenback to the talks from last year from Corinthians by Hamish Sneddon?

Get in touch

Submit any queries or comments about anything conference related via this box and the committee will get back to you ASAP.