NCYC (National Christian Youth Convention) is a week long event held every two years in a different part of Australia. The next one is in Perth in January 2007… the one after that is in Victoria in 2009.
I’m working with a group of people to begin imagining what shape worship might take at the event in 2009. We’ve been asked to approach this as alternative worship, and not to get caught up on realities… it’s blank canvas, no budget limitations, no fear, no restrictions dreaming time….
A week’s worth of alternative worship, with 1500 – 2500 young people (some of it would be in the base communities of 100 – 200 people) is a lot of dreaming.
The concept group are meeting for the next few months. Bindy (the convenor) and I met last night to begin planning how that might happen. The group will be meeting in art galleries and public spaces. We’re going to have excursions to ACMI (centre for the moving image). We’re going to invite artists and designers and filmmakers and musicians to come and inspire us…
I can’t wait.
What we’re short on, though, is inspiration from other people who have done large scale alternative worship
any other tips or suggestions?