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Youth

Preteen tackles homelessness concerns in her community

A short walk to dinner in the nation’s capital became a life-changing experience for eight-year-old Meghan Deluca. The New Jersey native was walking with her family in Washington, D.C. and came across several homeless people, including a few who were sleeping in boxes. Instead of ignoring them or closing her eyes to their anguish, young Meghan made a compassionate choice to do something about it.

Young adults weigh in on PC(USA)’s efforts to dismantle racism

“This is what the future of the Presbyterian Church looks like!” Co-Moderator T. Denise Anderson declared to a group of nearly 40 young adults attending this year’s Presbyterian Intercultural Young Adult Network’s post-Big Tent gathering. Sponsored by Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries, the assembly of multicultural young adults ages 19-35 included individuals with ethnic backgrounds from five continents.

Research shows gap in parents’ and pastors’ objectives for youth ministry

A recent research release from the Barna Group suggests parents and youth ministry leaders have differing views on the goals of youth ministry. The report, “Pastors and Parents Differ on Youth Ministry Goals” is derived from the comprehensive “State of Youth Ministry” study released last November in cooperation with youth ministry resource organizations Youth Specialties and YouthWorks.

PC(USA) launches Abuse Prevention Helpline

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation, has teamed with the Insurance Board and Praesidium to help PC(USA) church councils and members of churches prevent child sexual abuse. The partnership has launched a toll-free Abuse Prevention Helpline (866-607-SAFE) to provide assistance to church councils and church families in their efforts to keep predators away from children