Youth

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.

Sowing the seeds for future leaders

In 1980, I was serving on the Youth Committee in Cincinnati Presbytery. We heard about this Triennium event that would be held at Indiana University. We didn’t know much about it, but a group of youth and adults stepped out in faith and we went.

‘About to have the time of their lives’

A quick but random check revealed an obvious reason so many young people have journeyed to Presbyterian Youth Triennium being held this week at Purdue University: They want to meet people.

Triennium stage is set

As the Rev. Rob Mueller of Divine Redeemer Presbyterian Church in San Antonio put the final touches on the Global Partners exhibit space at the Presbyterian Youth Triennium Tuesday morning, he was experiencing both joy and anguish due to circumstances on the U.S. southern border.

Streams of mercy, never ceasing

Presbyterian Youth Triennium staff and volunteers prepared for the Tuesday arrival of thousands of young people by worshiping together Monday evening and then remembering their baptisms and God’s unceasing mercy in a unique way.