MAD 19 – Seminars

MAD is an unforgettable weekend for young people who go home never again the same.

In 2019 MAD will be held for the 21st time so we are looking forward to even more fun this year.

The mainstage talks will consider the theme of NEWS FEED – God’s story in the headlines.

What is MAD?

MAD has run at the half-term weekend every October since 1999. Over that time it has become one of the highlights of the PCI year and a regular date for many youth groups. What is different about MAD is that everything is done for you – the accommodation, the food, the talks, worship and mainstage programme, the fun activities. Everything young people need to have a fantastic weekend during which we hope they will not only have the best fun but encounter the living God in a real way.

What do the leaders do? Just be with your young people. Get to know them better. Answer their questions. Ask them questions. Try to make sure they don’t eat their own bodyweight in sweets. Walk with them as they walk with Jesus. Remember that they remain the responsibility of you, their leader, throughout the event.

MAD is for any young person aged 11-18 (year 8 – year 14). We are committed to making this an inclusive experience for everyone, whether they are on fire for Jesus or they are encountering Him for the first time. Our prayer is that every one of them will go home different than they came because they are changed by the living Word.


MAD will have the usual mix of high energy activities, fun onstage craic, dynamic teaching from God’s Word, powerful worship, seminars for everyone and all kinds of fun activities. There is something for everyone to have a truly unforgettable weekend.


Sleeping and breakfast is in church halls which will be allocated on arrival at the University. Boys and girls will sleep at different halls. All other meals and activities are at the university.

What do people say about MAD?

“This was the first time our group have been to MAD. They were not sure, nervous, uncertain as to what it would be like. They had an absolute blast! The loved it and this weekend has been a big hit for them.”

“MAD Crew were excellent in both our church halls, they couldn’t have been kinder, friendlier and more helpful!”

“The word of God was central. Can’t ask for more than that!”

“This event is awesome!”