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Ministries With Youth


Ministries with Youth Goes “Back to School!

As youth and youth leaders prepare for a new school year AND Christian Education year – the Ministries with Youth team offers several practical and helpful resources.

Daily Devotion “Back to School” series kicks off on Monday, August 13th. With over 2 million visitors every year – the app and website are a powerful tool for engaging youth with scripture, prayer and practical reflection. The “Back to School” seasonal series is especially fun and designed to hit ALL THE FEELINGS and ALL THE EXPERIENCES one encounters as a new school year begins (anxiety, tiredness, new people, new classes, old friends, goals, lack of goals and hopefulness). Associate for Youth, Gina Yeager-Buckley kicks off the “Back to School” feature as the writer for Week #1 (August 13th – 19th).

Quicksheets are fast and easy to use resources. They are free, downloadable pdfs – written by youth workers, children’s ministry leaders, and Christian Formation practitioners.

For “Back to School” ideas, practices and experiences we suggest these Quicksheets:

For New Calendar / CE Year Planning we suggest these Quicksheets:

2019 Presbyterian Youth Triennium logo

Get READY for the 2019 Presbyterian Youth Triennium — a gathering for high school age youth from the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church (entering 9th grade through graduated 12th grade)!

Purdue University, July 16-20, 2019.

Find out more about registration, event plans, volunteering, the theme and more by visiting

For a printable informational flier, please click here.

The Office of Christian Formation is proud to be a supporting partner of, a great daily devotional website/app. The goal of d365 is to provide inspirational and relevant reflections on scripture for young people. The devotional experience is written especially for students and seeks to provide reflections on themes that impact our faith journey. We hope that d365 will create a quiet space in your life for meditation and prayer. We encourage you to check it out with the youth in your life. Visit (or download the app on your phone and Pause, Listen, Pray, Think and Go.


Check out these recent Quicksheets:

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.


DatoVeloz #65 – Ruido, Adoración Dirigida Por La Juventud

El domingo de juventud en la iglesia y el mundo es el 20 de agosto. Muchas personas celebrarán el «Domingo de la juventud» el 20 de agosto; nuestro nuevo dato veloz n.º 65 presenta una orden de adoración divertida y creativa llamada «Ruido», un recurso dominical juvenil, con oraciones e ideas ya escritas.
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