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Ministries With Youth

Presbyterian Youth Triennium celebration

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2019 Triennium Production Team!

Visit the Triennium website for more information, requirements, an online application form, as well as a downloadable PDF of the application form.


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Have you checked out our Quicksheets lately?

Youth in the Church and World emphasis Sunday is August 20, 2017

Youth in the Church and the World SUNDAY is August 20th. Many people will celebrate “Youth Sunday” on August 20th – our new Quicksheet, Quicksheet #65 features a fun and creative Order of Worship called “Noise.” Looking for a Youth Sunday resource, with already written prayers and ideas – check out Quicksheet #65. NOISE is a festive, creative youth led order of worship. The service resources were created by Reverend Anghaarad Teague Dees.

*Note: Youth Sunday or youth led worship can be done any Sunday or in a variety of settings, days, events. There are several resources available through the Quicksheet series that provide orders of worship written specifically for a Youth Sunday setting. You might be interested in:

Looking for new ideas for youth ministry? New Quicksheets are on their way! Check back on this page on July 31st to see the new batch of Quicksheets. Topics include: Back2School, Alternative Sunday School Case Study, All Saints Day, Advent, and Christian Formation Essentials!


Now is the season for the Pentecost Offering! This is the offering that funds national youth ministry, supports the Triennium, d365.org and Quicksheets. Thank you for your generous support!


Let My People Go” is an excellent bible study written by Rebecca Barnes, Coordinator of the Presbyterian Hunger Program. This bible study invites a group of young people to examine the theological issues and conversations surrounding ecological justice, fairness and discipleship. “Let My People Go” is the final bible study prepared for youth and adults who attended the 2016 Triennium to use a way to re-engage with the theme of “GO.” This bible study is also adaptable for youth who did not attend the Triennium.
Download, “Let My People Go Bible Study”


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Looking for an easy, fun, way to gather young people together? How about a book club? Since millennials are known to be great leisure readers, and with so much great youth and young adult fiction available — and some excellent new “classics” — why not start a weekly or monthly book group? It’s a great summer program. It’s an ideal small group meeting platform. It is doable for a season such as Lent or Advent. Presbyterian Youth Book Club selections and study guides are user friendly and easy to download. Titles include: The Hunger Games trilogy, The Fault in Our Stars, An Abundance of Katherines, and more. These FREE study guides include Bible study, discussion questions, community building, and a youth-friendly flow. Interested in starting a Presbyterian Youth Book Club—click here!

View all of our resources in the section below.


Send us your youth Sunday resources!

We’d love to include them here in our ‘Youth Led Worship’ index.  Send to gina.yeager@pcusa.org.  View the most recent services shared.


A Vision for Young People and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)


 

In the midst of a beautiful and broken world, we have a vision for ministry with young people  that unites youth in Christ with all other generations and proclaims the love of God without end.  This vision gives us hope for a Church that:

  • Is authentic, made up of communities of faith that live what they proclaim;
  • Participates in, and pays witness to, the lively, joyful reality of the grace of God for the whole world;
  • Helps young people to understand what it means to be saved by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, so that they will, as God does, view all people with love and possibility;
  • Expresses God’s boundless love by embracing young people as they are, where they are, and where they could be,  inspiring them to share their ideas, dreams and unique gifts with the world and the church;
  • Acknowledges and celebrates youth as the keepers of God’s world, capable of serving as agents of healing, friends to the friendless, and leaders along the path of Jesus;
  • Encourages young people to live and lead with humility, but also with confidence and joy;
  • Accepts that it may be changed, even re-made, through the power of the Spirit and by youth’s energy, freshness and vitality.

Resources

Let My People Go Bible Study

“Let My People Go” is an excellent bible study written by Rebecca Barnes, Coordinator of the Presbyterian Hunger Program. This bible study invites a group of young people to examine the theological issues and conversations surrounding ecological justice, fairness and discipleship. “Let My People Go” is the final bible study prepared for youth and adults… Read more »
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