Reach. Raise. Resource. Revive

Youth Alive is a Christian organisation that operates in every state in Australia. The concept for Youth Alive was formed in 1982 at a camp in Victoria. It was birthed out of a genuine concern and passion for reaching young Australians with a positive message. This concern was being felt in a similar fashion in every other state, and in June 1986, youth leaders from around the nation met in Melbourne to discuss plans to make an impact on this issue. Out of this meeting Youth Alive was formed with its first national director, Mal Fletcher. Not a week goes by without the media reporting appalling statistics regarding the youth crisis within Australia today. It’s statistics like these that drive the heart of every member of Youth Alive. Our young people are the future of our nation and we believe that this is a future worth living. Therefore, it is our purpose to bring a message of hope and encouragement to those in need, and then go beyond this by providing genuine support through local youth groups in helping teenagers realise their potential

Our 3 Key Areas:

Reaching

Youth Alive provide drug and alcohol free events across the nation at various times during the year. Each state holds a number of major events every year varying in attendance from 500 to 10,000 with most attendees aged between 12 and 25. The style of each event may vary dramatically but generally includes exceptional music, dance and drama performances, competitions, multimedia presentations, motivational speaking, giveaways and guest artists. These events are for the primary purpose of REACHING YOUNG PEOPLE through positive life choices.

Raising

Held across Australia and throughout the States in different capacities and at various times in the year, youth ministries, leadership teams and young people are provided with world class leadership development opportunities. RAISING LEADERS through empowerment, opportunity, and practical development, Youth Alive continues to be instrumental in seeing the next generation grow into their leadership potential.

Resourcing

Youth Alive is committed to supporting the local church and local youth ministries. This is achieved through the resource Youth Alive provides with events, leadership development, the youth alive network, and practical resource.

Meet the Youth Alive Team

Dave & Ailen Edgar

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State Directors

Pastor Dave & Ailen are the state directors of Youth Alive Victoria and have been leading YA Vic since 2016. Dave and Ailen were youth pastors at Faith Church for the good part of a decade and saw incredible fruit from their ministry. Dave & Ailen bring the skills they learnt in their time as youth pastors into the youth alive network and are whole heartedly committed to equipping, empowering, and encouraging Youth Pastors to be as effective as possible in their local settings.  

 

Dave is a passionate evangelist; he's articulate and has a powerful testimony of loss, tragedy and the power God has to bring good from moments of despair. He has degree in ministry, sound bible knowledge and carries a strong anointing for the impartation of breakthrough faith. 

Dave & Ailen have ministered extensively across Australia and internationally and are available to serve churches, youth ministries and schools both as speakers & as ministry coaches. To request a ministry booking with Dave or Ailen please fill out the below booking request & to stay up to date with their movements follow them on instagram @dedgar @ailen.

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Dave Reardon

State Academy Director

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Josh Battersby

Bendigo Academy Location Leader

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Georgia Read

Intern

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Dave Doolan

Operations Manager

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NATHAN FREIND

Geelong Academy Location Leader

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Kathryn DCosta

Events & Communications

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Lachlan Cameron

Media

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Perry Thorp

Intern