Youth Alive NSW

For 36 years Youth Alive has existed to Reach, Raise and Resource.

To Reach high school students that don’t yet know Jesus, to Raise Youth Pastors and leaders and to Resource the local church for all youth ministry-related activities.

We are so passionate about what we’ve done and we are so excited about what the future holds.


The Youth Alive Academy is like no other place to study. It’s an eclectic mix of Higher Education study, specialising in youth culture, as well as diving into the bible, all the while developing your personal leadership. Being Australia’s largest Christian youth movement, the exposure up close and personal to local and global ministers will grow you and your world view. Tapping into the way this generation likes to study, we offer a diverse range of learning experiences, including connecting nationally on a regular basis to other Academy students and educators. On top of all this, you get to intern with us and then bring it all back to your local church. It’s a year that you will change your life and set you up to fulfil your God potential. Find out more

Matt & Beck Wilesmith
Matt & Beck Wilesmith
Youth Alive NSW Directors

Youth Alive NSW Upcoming Events

Feb 15 - 17, 2022
Young Leaders Retreat (Youth Alive NSW)
Macquarie Life Church, Newcastle
Macquarie Rd, Warners Bay NSW 2282

Young Leaders Retreat is coming up on February 15-17 2022 at Macquarie Life Church. If you are a youth leader, youth pastor, or young leader, this event is for you!

This year, we are so excited to host our guest speakers Peter and Laura Toganivalu. Peter and Laura are the global Hillsong youth pastors, are world-renowned speakers, and live with a passion for seeing young peoples lives changed by the love of Jesus. We believe they are anointed to speak to us at such a time as this. So, come along as we gather together, worship together, learn, grow, and rally under Jesus’ name together.

Retreat Special tickets are $59* and include:

- Access to EVERY session across 3 days
- 1x FREE dinner
- 2x FREE morning teas

Grab your spot now by heading to

*Retreat Special price available until January 1st only, after that the full price is $79.