Launch begins YQ countdown

Posted: October 24, 2009

Sid Koop of Truth Matters Ministries speaks at Caronport's YQ Launch October 21.
Youth Quake Launch in the Hildebrand Chapel October 21 officially started the countdown to YQ ’10 (February 19-21) as the Youth Quake team, led by Kevin Fawcett, the event’s spiritual director, unveiled this year’s theme: Make It Count.

Sid Koop of Truth Matters Ministries spoke, reminding the group that “if YQ is not about Christ, then YQ won’t count.” The two YQ interns and AJ Crocker, who leads the YQ team, played “Who Wants a Happy Meal,” a pseudo-game show, with audience members, and Refined/Undignified performed.

Fawcett and the team also revealed YQ ‘10’s guest list: Sid Koop, who will serve as YQ’s main speaker; Brian Pengelly of New Directions Ministries; Dustin Kelm, a unicyclist; and Matt Maher, who will lead worship. Kutless and Group 1 Crew will perform at Friday night’s concert, and Refined/Undignified will peform and lead workshops throughout YQ weekend.

“The launch was great,” said Fawcett. “Refined/Undignified brought the energy, AJ brought the craziness, and Sid brought the challenge. It was a great taste of our Party with a Purpose.”

Refined/Undignified performs
at YQ Launch October 21.
YQ Launches will also take place Saturday, October 24 at Cornerstone Church in Saskatoon; Wednesday, October 28 in Medicine Hat at Temple Baptist Church; Thursday, October 29 in Swift Current at Bridgeway Community Church, and Friday, October 30 in Regina at Regina Christian School. All launches start at 7 p.m.

Caronport’s launch marked the beginning of YQ registration. For more information, visit the YQ website.