Youth encouraged to “think small”

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Live Life Loud, the ecumenical youth worship evening run annually at venues across South Australia, continues to grow each year. In 2018, the event will include seven huge regional events over three different dates in June.

Rev Mike Wardrop, one of the organisers of Live Life Loud 2018 and a member of Mission Resourcing’s Intergenerational Team, is getting excited about this year’s events.

“Each of the [regional] events will be full to the brim with phenomenal worship, top-shelf preaching and incredible vibes, community, food and more,” Mike promises.

The North (Playford Uniting Church), Hills (Hills Christian Community School), West (Adelaide West Uniting Church) and Eyre Peninsula (Yeelanna Uniting Church) events will take place on Friday 15 June. Two other events, North-East (Hope Valley Uniting Church) and South (Coro Uniting), will take place on Friday 29 June, while Mid-North (Horison Christian School, Balaklava) will be on Friday 22 June.

The theme for Live Life Loud this year is “Think Small”, which focuses on the message of Matthew 6:33-34.

“The mission of God is so exciting. It is powerful and beautiful and dynamic, but it is also huge!” Mike says.

“Sometimes it might feel too big for us. Do we feel the burden to personally help the poor of the world see justice? Do we feel a personal responsibility to share the message of the gospel with family and friends?

“We have great dreams, but they’re often big ones. Thinking small can help us to work out our part in God’s enormous vision - our call, our act of service, our voice.”

Further updates will be shared through New Times, UC e-News, the Uniting Church SA Youth & Young Adults Facebook page and the Uniting Youth SA Instagram account. For more information about Live Life Loud, please email

This article is an updated version of the article in the April/May 2018 edition of New Times (page 6), and reflects changes to the event that have been made since that article was printed.

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