What is it?
The YxYA Academy is a year long programme for those who have a heart for God and a passion for the youth and young adults of the UK. The Academy aims to empower, equip and help people discover their God given potential. A year where you are able to invest into others and yourself.
Annual Cost: £450
(Includes: Encounter Conference, Young Leaders Lab Conference, UK Schools Tour, Hillsong Conference Europe (Young and Free Conference), Staff Retreat, YxYA Academy Retreat and Practical Leadership Sessions)
Summer Internship: £250
(Includes: Youth Summer Camp, Powerhouse Summerfest and Practical Leadership Sessions)
The Academy is a once in a lifetime experience that you do not want to miss!
I've really enjoyed the journey throughout the Academy and I've finished off stronger, better, more disciplined and I now have a greater level of intimacy with God than I started off with. The Academy offers a variety of sessions, leadership talks, tasks and opportunities that have challenged, stretched and grown me as a person. Every day was a learning opportunity for me.
You can't prepare for the Academy, and it might be nothing like what you expect but you’ll find God outworks his process in you. The best thing is that it was a time where new friendships were made and we constantly had fun throughout all we did, as we played our part in positively shaping society. I am better today thanks to the Academy.
The Academy, for me has been an experience I will never forget. It’s been a tough journey but I’ve also never been happier. I came into the academy with walls of fear, a lack of confidence and I didn’t really understand my worth. But, all of this has changed now as I was able to help out at youth events, go on tour with the schools project team and be part of the kids ministry, where I was given the opportunity to help out on worship. Most importantly, the friends that I’ve made due to the academy is probably the most fruitful part of this whole journey. I’m thankful for the new friendships formed, the lessons learned and the leaders who have guided, encouraged and lead me to the new and confident person I am today.
Doing the Academy was definitely a life changing decision for me. I never thought this year would have had such an impact on what I want to do with my life. Of course, there were challenging moments and situations where I wanted to be somewhere else. But especially then the people around me helped me a lot. They believed, mentored, motivated and gave me an opportunity to unfold my potential.
What does a typical schedule look like?
The YxYA Academy will operate 4 days a week, this will provide students with the option to work part time, In addition, we expect students to attend and serve in our Sunday weekend services and any YxYA Event.
Learn and grow in your leadership skills alongside our pastors in church, working one to one with a departmental pastor as well as serving in team and equipping you to be a better leader.
Broaden your perspective on church and be a part of pulling together events and increasing your professional skill to a professional standard alongside people who will challenge and inspire you to create and be everything God has called you to be.