Youth

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

Un lugar en la mesa para jóvenes hispanos, africanos y asiáticos

El presidente de la Escuela Presbiteriana Panamericana, Doug Dalglish, recuerda el viaje que hizo en el 2016 al Seminario Teológico Presbiteriano de Austin, cuando experimentó de nuevo cómo la escuela, a la cual sirve, prepara a jóvenes líderes cristianos (9no a 12vo grado) para todo el mundo.

WJK launches first book in its new children’s program

Westminster John Knox Press (WJK) will release the first in a brand new line of children’s books this May. Who Counts? 100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons by Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is a creative retelling of three popular Jesus parables: the lost sheep, the lost coin and the prodigal son.

February ‘Keeping Faith’ video newsletter published

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.

New resource helps youth observe the season of Lent

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.

Maryville College continues tradition of fostering youth leadership

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.