The booklets have been printed. Rapid Antigen Tests are being procured. The students have registered. The speakers are ready. The rain might even hold off for next week…
Okay – Lord willing, here we go! After years of COVID disruption, the EU’s Annual Conference is finally about to happen in the flesh.
It’s been three years since the whole EU has been able to gather around God’s word in a residential setting. While online AnCon was okay, the disruption of the last three years means that a whole student generation is coming to an in-person AnCon for the very first time.
What’s it going to be like to gather with over 520 students, staff, and LRLR missionary-in-residence workers? Only 20% of the students this year have been to an in-person AnCon before. We’ve tweaked and adjusted the AnCon program. And we’re using a new venue. In some ways, this feels like a fresh start for AnCon.
Our hope and prayer for AnCon this year is that our Heavenly Father would again graciously use Annual Conference in bringing about spiritual transformation.
Yet historically, in-person residential university conferences have been a formative time for students to grow in their faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. God in his kindness and mercy has used AnCon (and before AnCon, MayCon) to deepen students in their faith, love, and hope through God’s word; to bring students to faith for the very first time; to enlarge students’ vision of what God is doing around the globe; and to challenge students to consider how they might serve Jesus with every part of their lives.
Our hope and prayer for AnCon this year is that our Heavenly Father would again graciously use Annual Conference in bringing about spiritual transformation. A whole student generation may have come and gone since we last held AnCon in person. The conference program may look and feel slightly different from before. But our prayer is that the word of Christ would dwell richly among us at AnCon, so that God would sharpen students in both their faith and witness.
The topic is ‘In The Flesh’; looking at the incarnate Son of God and how he shapes all of our relationships. As you might imagine, the pastoral and theological impact of this topic is massive. Please pray with us, that God might bring revival to his people through this week together around his word, to further Jesus’ kingdom and glory.
We’d also love for you to join us for our annual Supporters Night at AnCon on Wednesday 27 July from 7:30pm, either online: online.sydneyunieu.org or in-person: Katoomba Christian Convention, 119 Cliff Dr, Katoomba.
EU Senior Staffworker