‘I am the light of the world. Whoever
follows me will not walk in darkness
but will have the light of life.’
— Jesus (John 8:12)
In Him (Jesus) was life and the life was the light of men...
— John 1:4

You are invited to the Canberra Youth Gathering 2018!

This is an opportunity to gather together with other youth groups from around Canberra, to intentionally set aside time to encounter Jesus, be impacted by His presence and love, and be equipped to 'live the life' fully for Jesus and His glory.

This is a time where God is looking to raise up a young generation who are passionate about Jesus, who know their identity in Him, and who will impact their schools, homes and communities by carrying the light and life of Jesus and the truth of the gospel wherever they go.

While the enemy comes only to 'steal, kill and destroy', Jesus came that we might have life abundantly. Join us as we celebrate this truth and look afresh at the significance of the light and life we have in Him! 


Vision Christian Fellowship

60 Gladstone Street, Fyshwick, ACT, 2609


$10 per person

(includes supper Friday night, lunch and snacks on Saturday).

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for more information

Contact our Youth Pastor Adam Ritchard at Vision Christian Fellowship, 02 6228 1181.


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Adam Ritchard

Adam is the Youth, Young Adults and Worship Pastor at Vision Christian Fellowship. He has a passion to see people of all ages encounter Jesus and be impacted by His presence, power and love. Adam loves to encourage, build up and impart hope  and see people walking in freedom - stepping into all that God has for them.  Adam loves worshipping the Lord, playing guitar, writing songs, playing/watching sports (especially cricket), enjoying good food, and spending time with his family and friends.  He is married to Steph and they have been blessed with two incredible boys.

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Chris Heyward

Chris is a successful and sought after architect, an Elder and strategic leader of Life Unlimited Church.  

Whether on a stage or in a board room, he carries an authority in the Spirit, with an ability to open God’s Word and pull out hidden truths, that make you see clearer and desire the presence of God more and more.

Chris is an anointed, humble, funny and genuine speaker, but his greatest role is being husband to his wife Briony and Dad to his three gorgeous kids – Miah, Beau and Jordan.

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Andrew Baker

Andrew is the Lead Pastor of Vision Christian Fellowship and is an anointed preacher, worship leader and songwriter. He has a deep love for Jesus, a heart for people and a high value for both the Word of God and presence of God.  Andrew has a passion to see God move powerfully in Canberra, and throughout Australia.  He is married to Ali, and together they have four beautiful daughters.

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CJ Sautelle

CJ has been leading worship in the local church in Canberra for over a decade, and is part of the Whitehouse Church in Kaleen. He has a passion for songwriting and building creative community.

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Deb Stanley

Deb is a passionate and energetic communicator who loves seeing all ages connect with Jesus and fulfil their leadership potential. Deb looks after the discipleship departments of Life Unlimited Church as well as Directing Life College, the training and equipping arm of the church. She loves Canberra and seeing churches work together to build the Kingdom of God. In her spare time she’s a keen Brumbies supporter and loves to get outdoors camping or running around one of Canberra’s lakes.

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Mel Le Couter

Melanie is a member of Vision Christian Fellowship and is currently studying secondary teaching at Uni. She’s super passionate about Jesus and loves God’s Word. Mel really enjoys spending time with young people, sharing life and faith with them, and encouraging them to grow in their knowledge and love of the Lord. She’s engaged to Brendan and they’re getting married at the end of the year.

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Steph Ritchard

Steph has been a member of Vision Christian Fellowship for 20 years. She is married to Adam and they have been blessed with two beautiful boys. She is a primary school teacher, but is currently a stay-at-home mum focused on raising her boys. Steph has served as a youth leader for many years, and is also involved in the worship, children's and young adults ministries. She has a genuine heart for the Lord, a passion for worship, and a real gift in preaching and the prophetic.  Steph loves to come alongside and encourage people to be all that God has made them to be.