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Youth

Get up and dance

As thousands waited for the Presbyterian Youth Triennium’s Loudest Praise concert to begin Thursday night, one could feel the pre-event excitement building.

Missouri, Hungary students happy to attend Triennium together

In 1980, the year churches in the Missouri Union Presbytery decided they wanted to help Christians in the Reformed Church in Hungary, the churches had no idea that it would blossom into a partnership ministry to benefit their youth programs.

Having authentic conversations about faith and politics

The Rev. Dr. Ray Jones, acting director of Theology, Formation & Evangelism ministries for the Presbyterian Mission Agency, has a deepening passion and understanding of the gospel that he says “is changing my life.”

The power of storytelling

As she’s done for audiences around the country and beyond, the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett is delivering the rationale behind the Matthew 25 invitation during a pair of workshops at Presbyterian Youth Triennium, being held this week at Purdue University.

Like Zacchaeus, youth are called to climb down and dine with Jesus — and invite others

Like Zacchaeus, many youth “live in a world where we are concerned about how others see us,” said Chicago pastor Sandra Van Optstal during a Wednesday sermon that highlighted a lively and earnest afternoon worship service at Presbyterian Youth Triennium. “People saw Zacchaeus as someone who was not gospel material. He had everything he needed, and it’s not likely he will would turn that around.”

Youth work yields unexpected riches

When Richard and Pam Reid began to lead the youth group at First Presbyterian Church in Defiance, Ohio, they never knew how rich they’d become.