CFC-YFC Oceania Youth Conference 2011
The CFC-Youth For Christ Oceania Youth Conference was held on July 1-3, 2011. Taking place at Meroo Christian Conference Centre, Kurrajong, New South Wales, this year’s OYC was attended by over seven hundred youth from all over Oceania, including cities such as Rockhampton, Christchurch, Melbourne, Perth and Darwin, to name a few.
Stemming from Couples For Christ’s anchor verse of the year Ephesians 6:11, “Put on the full armour of God”, the OYC’s overall theme was ‘For The King!’. Throughout the weekend, there were four very powerful sessions accompanied by equally captivating creative numbers based on the theme.
Twenty-four workshops given by a variety of priests, religious sisters and members of the community also took place. The topic of the workshops varied from Vocations to the value of human life to using virtual media as a tool for evangelisation.
Excitement and passion for each delegation’s area were clearly evident when the creative and sport competitions took place. Creative Competitions such as Band, Dance, Show Tunes and Short Film really showcased the talents of the attendees, while Sport Competitions such as Tug of War, Soccer and Basketball gave a chance for each area to demonstrate their impeccable team work and determination.
On Monday, July 4 2011, YFC Oceania became the first delegation outside of the Philippines to launch the ‘Greeneration’ program.Greeneration is a program designed to not only raise awareness about but also to make a difference to God’s creation. About two hundred OYC attendees gathered at Tregear Reserve to help the local council care for the reserve and plant over one thousand trees.