Who are we?

Deep Impact events are organised by the Deep Impact Network (DIN) - formerly known as the Scottish Christian Youth Work Forum (SCYWF). SCYWF had its beginnings in 1995 when Eddie Lyle, then Director of Youth For Christ in Scotland, brought together representatives of various youth agencies to identify areas where they could work together for the sake of young people encountering Jesus in Scotland.

Since its beginning SCYWF has had a membership of around eight to ten organisations who meet regularly on an informal basis. Our overall vision and desire is to encourage and enable better Christian youth and children's work in Scotland, through sharing ideas and resources and partnering together on various events.

In 2004 SCYWF established an informal relationship with the Evangelical Alliance in Scotland to provide them with an advisory/consultative service on youth related issues. In 2009, SCYWF warmly accepted the invitation to come fully under the auspices of the Evangelical Alliance in Scotland. Members agree to the Evangelical Alliance Basis of Faith.

What do we do?

Our main event is the annual Deep Impact conference which is for anyone involved in employed or voluntary youth or children's work across Scotland. The conference was founded in 1999 by Ian Clyne, director of Highlands and Islands Youth for Christ. Seven years later the event was handed over to SCYWF who have been responsible for the conference since 2007. 

Much of what we do aims to enhance communication among youth and children's work agencies and denominations; to share resources and support one another; and to seek ways in which we can work in partnership rather than allowing unnecessary duplication or even competition in our work.

Members and friends of DIN are currently…

Urban Saints, Scripture Union, Baptist Union of Scotland, Alpha, Church of Scotland, Evangelical Alliance, Tearfund, Youth for Christ, United Free Church of Scotland and The Nazarene Theological College (Glasgow).

We are always looking for new friends and members! Please contact us if you’d like to find out more about joining with the Deep Impact Network.