Christian youth conference brings together 800 participants from many backgrounds

Talks, music, worship were part of InspireYXE, a Christian youth gathering April 12-13, 2019 in Saskatoon. (Photo by Curtis Wagner)

By Curtis Wagner

[SASKATOON, April 16, 2019] – INSPIRE YXE, an ecumenical youth conference April 12-13 in Saskatoon, brought together over 800 youth, parents and leaders of various backgrounds and cultures from across Saskatchewan.

Participants were inspired by over 20 guest speakers including Jason Ballard, the co-host of the Alpha Youth Film Series, which is used in 49 countries.

This diverse audience worshiped together with a number of musical guests including heavy pop duo Bold as Lions and Toronto hip hop artist Veshone. Youth left better equipped to overcome their struggles, and inspired to influence their communities for God.

The Inspire YXE planning team come from both Catholic and Protestant churches with a common vision to focus on their shared faith in Jesus and common mission of making Him known.

This vision is explored in Called to Common Witness, the document that emerged from a recent Saskatoon Evangelical-Catholic dialogue. The text encourages Catholic and Evangelical Christians to collaborate in joint initiatives to engage youth in a life of faith, witness and service.

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