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“The last will be first, and the first will be last.” Matt. 20:16

Educational Ministries
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Candace Hill
(800) 728-7228, x5166
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100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Nurturing compassionate and prophetic disciples—transformed
by grace, responding in gratitude—through challenging study
and holy conversations

Education is relational:
at home, in community,
on the go

Education is relevant:
for all ages, through life’s
milestones, in all settings

Education is Reformed:
in identity, through tradition,
for service

Celebrating Education and Formation in Your Context

Invite children, youth, and adults to celebrate the learning and growing that takes place in your faith community. Honor volunteers who teach and mentor by celebrating with a commissioning service during worship. Identify a smart board or prominent location to communicate the energy, relationships, and opportunities through education in formal and informal settings. Provide times and places for highlighting the gifts, skills, and creations of learners and leaders throughout the year.

Considering Context

Factors to consider when choosing curriculum and planning educational ministries vary from congregation to congregation. Local, regional, and cultural influences affect the needs of faith communities. Your contextual impact list may include—but is not limited to—area schools on flexible schedules, extracurricular activities 24/7, youth and adults seeking relationships not religion, invisible parents before or after a child’s baptism, isolated or disenfranchised senior adults, and a weak or strong economic environment. Continue reading.  


  • The next Youth Triennium is scheduled for July 16-20, 2013, at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. by Candace Hill on 02/17/2012 at 9:24 a.m.

  • Who can send me the date for the next PCUSA summer Youth Trienniam Conference held in West Lafayette, Indiana? by Marilyn Grace Slanec on 11/10/2011 at 6:22 p.m.

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