The theme for YFC B.A.Y. Rallies 84, 85 & 86 is “What If?”
It casts a vision, spurs us on to imagine, and asks the question:
“What if... you were made for more?”
“What if?” is often a question asked when the past is regretted or disdained.
“What if I hadn’t?”
“What if I could’ve?”
“If only I would have….”
At other times it’s a grand and often unattainable dream. “What if?”
However, in Christ, the “what if” can be forward-thinking, full of hope and great fulfillment. What if we discovered that we were made by Someone who really loved us? What if we realized that there is a God who defines us and when we are really lost, He seeks for us?
What if we were made for more?
Josh Ottoson is a dynamic speaker and is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus to the next generation in a thought-provoking way! He serves as the ministry director for West Central Minnesota Youth for Christ and frequently speaks across the Midwest to all age groups. He has the ability to keep people engaged through communicating a challenge to the next generation of living life on mission with Jesus.
Presence Music Band
Presence Music is a faith-filled pop-worship group based out of Duluth, Minnesota. What started as a group of local church leaders joining together for a community worship night, has blossomed into a battle-tested group of believers determined to help transform the Midwest for Christ.
Dates for 2023-2024 Rally Season
Wednesday October 11, 2023
Wednesday February 14, 2024
Wednesday April 24, 2024
Rally 84 Poster Download available here
The Northern Pacific Center
1511 Northern Pacific Road, Brainerd, MN
6:45 – 8:30 pm
Admission: Free Will Offering
What are BAY RAllies?
YFC BAY Rallies are awesome. Any time one can get hundreds of teens gathered specifically to honor the Lord Jesus …. It’s pretty cool. YFC BAY Rallies are by teens and for teens representing several different congregations plus many students without any church affiliation at all.
Each rally features an assortment of original comedy sketches and / or dramas, interactive videos, rousing student lead music and a guest speaker. Each season, which is a school year, follows a theme that ties all the rallies together.
The Dream Team is responsible for developing the themes, sets and creative additions to each rally. They are the heartbeat of each BAY Rally.
The YFC BAY Rallies began in 1995 and have been held 3 times a year ever since. In that time the BAY Rallies have averaged 850 in attendance. We have had as many 44 different churches represented at a rally of every denomination. Surveys also show that as many as 40% of the Rallies’ audience are students without any church affiliation at all. We are very careful to honor the differences of denominations and focus solely on the Lord Jesus.
Looking back: Rallies 81-83
Last year we went full steam ahead with our theme "Life on Track." The three rallies examined what Jesus meant in saying that He was "The Way, the Truth, and the Life."
It was also our first year holding the rallies in the Northern Pacific Center! The larger space allowed us to partner with other local churches and camps to have a variety of games and activities available for students before the rally started.