Keeping Faith, the video newsletter from Tony De La Rosa, Interim Executive Director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, is now available for viewing. In this February edition, De La Rosa highlights Presbyterian World Mission (PWM), which celebrates 180 years of life-changing work this year.
Just as youth workers, educators, pastors and other church leaders who work with youth have started to ask themselves how they might introduce young people to a more informed and active observance of the season of Lent—which begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1—Ministries with Youth has a new resource at the ready.
From its opening call to worship to its closing benediction and commissioning, the 2016 Presbyterian Youth Triennium—themed “GO!”—was intentionally designed to send young people out to change the world.
Maryville College, a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-related school, is one of 82 institutions nationwide that has received funding as part of the Lilly Endowment Inc.’s High School Youth Theology Institutes. It is the only PC(USA)-related school awarded the grant.
When Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed in 2017, thousands of young people will be honoring his legacy not only on January 16, but over the entire holiday weekend—even over a lifetime—of service as they gather in Orlando, Florida, for a unique event called Faith in 3D.
By intentionally combining its Sunday school and children’s choir programming into a new Sunday Club—an expanded, holistic 90-minute session on Sunday mornings for elementary-age children—First Presbyterian Church of Dallas hopes to involve many more children and families in its ministries of faith formation.
From Massanetta Springs to Montreat to Mo-Ranch to Montgomery Center—and just last month to the campus of Purdue University for a “little,” 4,700-strong youth event called Triennium—young people from all across the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have traveled faithfully and far this summer. They have taken planes, trains, buses, and automobiles. They have camped and conferenced. They have been leaders, and they have been led. They have impacted God’s world and have themselves been transformed through diverse mission experiences locally, nationally, and globally.
From the opening call to the closing benediction and commissioning—exploding in a surprise shower of colorful confetti—Saturday morning’s worship at the 2016 Presbyterian Youth Triennium was a fitting close to an event intentionally designed to send young people out to change the world.
“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” — Luke 23:42