Young Lions

For nearly 20 years, Young Lions has been instrumental in developing the next generations of AoG leaders.

Featuring a unique mixture of ministry, teaching, coaching groups & practical challenges, it is a weekend that produces incredible results in the lives of the delegates & coaches. Our Nation needs young leaders who know God, know themselves, and are equipped to further His Kingdom wherever they are.

Our Nation needs Young Lions.

Young Lions 2020 will be held in two locations; one weekend in England & Wales and one weekend in Scotland! To book in, click on the button below to pay and then download an application form and return it to us to confirm your place. All Young Lions application forms contain a reference from a senior leader, and will not be accepted without one. For all info & FAQs about Young Lions, scroll down.
We can’t wait to see you there!

England & Wales

7-9th Feb 2020
Pioneer Centre, Kidderminster


21-23rd Feb 2020
Lendrick Muir, Kinross

Young Lions FAQs

What’s Young Lions all about?

We believe that the church needs to have a ‘wave after wave’ approach to developing leaders; understanding that the second we stop investing in those coming after us, we’re a generation from dying out! Young Lions plays a part in that, exposing young people to what leadership is, that there is a call on all of us to lead where we are, and to take responsibility to shape ourselves into the image of Christ.

How long has Young Lions been running?

Young Lions 2020 will be the 18th year that it has run! Over these years, we have seen hundreds of young people discover the call of God for their life and be released into leading in all areas of life! We have Young Lions who are leading & planting Churches, raising families, actors, sports men & women, and loads more!

Who is Young Lions for?

Young Lions is for young people between the age of 16-21 who have found Christ and are beginning their journey of leadership. We don’t just want polished ‘got it together’ kids, if they love Jesus and there’s just a chance they could do incredible things for Him, send them! To coach, you must be a youth pastor/leader who has either graduated Young Lions or has good experience working with young people.

What should I expect at the weekend?

The Young Lions weekend is not your typical youth weekend away. It’s a unique training, development and assessment boot-camp! Positive peer pressure and the power of an unfamiliar environment will put delegates through their paces and in to situations that will force them to draw on the skills and abilities that they have.

The weekend is loaded with teaching sessions, encounter sessions, smaller coaching group sessions and a physical session. Every element has been designed and honed over the years to provide the most impact a weekend can offer!

On arrival, delegates will be split into small groups and assigned a coach for the weekend. Coaches are either graduates of Young Lions, or Youth Pastors & leaders attending with their young people. The role of the coach is to accompany the delegates through the weekend, and also to complete an assessment form at the end to be sent back to the delegate’s Church. This is an awesome discipleship tool for their leaders.

Young Lions is 3 weekends over 3 years; each year containing different elements of the leadership journey.

Coaching at Young Lions

For a better understanding about what coaching at Young Lions looks like click here.

I’m the older end of 16-21, can I jump straight to year 2/3?

Every Young Lions delegate must start from 1st year, the experience is incomplete without it!

How safe is Young Lions?

All leaders involved in making Young Lions happen are DBS checked and recommended by their home Church. Activities are risk-assessed and supervised, and appointed first-aiders are on site at all times. The outdoor physical does involve some physical activity, but nothing that could put someone at risk.

Where is Young Lions England & Wales 2020?

Young Lions England & Wales 2020 is at the Pioneer Centre, Kidderminster, Northamptonshire, DY14 8JG

Where is Young Lions Scotland 2020?

Young Lions Scotland 2020 is at Lendrick Muir, Kinross.

How much does Young Lions cost?

Young Lions costs £99 for delegates until the 1st September, then £109 until the 1st October, then £129 until the 17th January 2020. It is a flat cost of £85 for coaches. We encourage Churches to book their group in as a whole, then process bookings internally as you would with a summer camp/conference.


Registration opens at 18:30 so please arrive from then. Dinner is from 19:30-20:30 and the first meeting is at 21:00 so if you’re coming late because of work, please make every effort to ensure that you’re there by then. When you register you will be given details of your accommodation and shown where things are on-site.

The last session of the weekend finishes at 15:00, but coaches are required to stay on site until they have completed their assessment forms.


All food for the weekend is provided, including Friday evening dinner and Sunday lunch. There will be a tuck shop in the delegates lounge to purchase additional snacks & drinks.

What do I need to bring with me?
  • Proof of payment.
  • Warm clothes – it’s cold in February!
  • Outdoor clothes – some sessions will be “outdoor activity” style so you will need clothes and trainers that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Bible and notepad – you will have a lot to write down as the programme is very busy.
  • Smart casual outfit – for the graduation service on Sunday afternoon.
  • Money for an Offering – we will be taking an offering on the Sunday.
  • Extra Money – There is a Tuck shop on site.
  • NO Bedding – This is provided.
  • Toiletries & towel.

Assemblies of God

  • The National Ministry Centre
    Mattersey Hall
    Retford Road
    DN10 5HD

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