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.


 

“Teach Me the Way I Should GO” Bible Study now available for youth and youth groups

For those who attended the 2016 Presbyterian Youth Triennium in July — as well as those who did not attend but who are interested in the Triennium’s invitation to GO — there is good news! Between December 2016 and July 2017 the “Keep GOing” mission impact initiative will encourage youth, youth leaders, and Presbyterian congregations to “GO!,” the theme of the 2016 event. Through the initiative, Triennium participants can continue to journey into active discipleship by using five different Bible studies, released beginning in December and ending in July 2017. Youth who did not attend Triennium will also benefit from these no-cost, user-friendly Bible studies.

Download, “ Teach Me the Way I Should GO Bible Study.”


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Have you checked out our Quicksheets lately?

New Quicksheets coming this summer just in time for fall planning: Alternative Youth Group Ideas, New Sunday School Ideas, Dealing with “I’m Bored, It’s Boring, But It’s So Boring,” PC(USA) Youth Ministry Vision Statement: A Guided Conversation About Youth and the Church.

Quicksheet #59Youth Sunday Worship Resource

Quicksheet #56Small Blessings: Blessings & Benefits to Smaller Size Ministry

Quicksheet #55Shaping your Youth Ministry Language

Quicksheet #54Teaching the Bible with Youth


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!


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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

Teach Me the Way I Should GO Bible Study

For those who attended the 2016 Presbyterian Youth Triennium in July — as well as those who did not attend but who are interested in the Triennium’s invitation to GO — there is good news! Between December 2016 and July 2017 the “Keep GOing” mission impact initiative will encourage youth, youth leaders, and Presbyterian congregations… Read more »

GO and Do Bible Study

For those who attended the 2016 Presbyterian Youth Triennium in July — as well as those who did not attend but who are interested in the Triennium’s invitation to GO — there is good news! Between December 2016 and July 2017 the “Keep GOing” mission impact initiative will encourage youth, youth leaders, and Presbyterian congregations… Read more »
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