MOVE is a five-day event designed to amplify Christ’s call on a young person’s life to be a Kingdom worker.

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An extensive research report of young people in the Republic of Ireland aged 14 to 25 years old, with a specific emphasis on their faith, worries and perceptions of Christianity.

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Connected is a three day retreat for youth leaders across Ireland designed to rest the mind, reinvigorate the heart and replenish the soul.

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"Unseen” is an award-winning film that deals with the reality of mental health and suicide in a way that is relatable and helps initiate those much-needed conversations.

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At CIY we believe that prayer is the foundation of youth ministry. In partnership with local churches and youth ministries we want to commit to praying for the youth of Ireland. To facilitate this we gather people to pray at various times through the year.

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Find out more about Christ In Youth.

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Staff

Jasper Rutherford

European Director

Jasper Rutherford

European Director

Jasper expects God to show up where other people don’t expect it. Jasper is a passionate evangelist with a heart for peace and reconciliation. He has been involved in youth ministry for nearly 20 years, within the local Church and with para-church organisations. Jasper has been on staff with CIY since 2016. Jasper graduated from The University of Liverpool and has a PhD in Physiology from the University of Birmingham, and also a Diploma in Applied Evangelism from York St John University. He and his wife Lynne have three children – Elijah, Shannon and Nathan. His other passion is Liverpool Football Club.

Johan van der Flier

Associate Director of Ireland

Johan van der Flier

Associate Director of Ireland

Johan was born and raised in County Wicklow and graduated from University College Dublin where he studied History and Politics. Upon graduation, Johan was led to international mission work with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Hawaii. His work mainly included running discipleship training schools for young people and equipping and releasing them into ministry all over the world. Johan felt specifically called back to Ireland and is passionate about seeing Jesus impact the lives of young people across the land. Johan will help oversee the work and development of CIY’s expansion into Ireland.

Sarah Campbell

Finance and Administration Assistant

Sarah Campbell

Finance and Administration Assistant

Born and raised in Dublin, Sarah studied accounting & finance in University College Dublin. She then attended the Bethel School of Ministry in California for 2 years. Sarah is passionate about seeing people’s lives transformed by Jesus and is part of a prayer community in Dublin where people come to worship and pray together. Sarah will be helping to coordinate MOVE and our other events in Ireland and help develop the wider ministry of Christ In Youth in Europe.

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