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Youth Triennium registration continues as speaker lineup announced

July 19-23 event expected to draw more than 4,500 Presbyterian youth to ‘GO’

by Gregg Brekke | Presbyterian News Service

triennium-2016Presbyterian Youth Triennium registration is still underway, with a May 31, 2016 early-bird registration deadline approaching for the July 19-23 event held on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Registration closes June 10, 2016 for the event sponsored by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Churches.

A complete event schedule has been posted online in addition to the announcement of the speakers who will share on daily themes of ‘GO’: GO and see; GO and do likewise; Teach me the way I should GO; Let my people G0; and GO into the world.

“We felt God leading us to help young people take their next steps of faith,” says Gina Yeager-Buckley, Triennium director and associate for Ministries with Youth in the Presbyterian Mission Agency. “To focus not on the event itself, which we like to call ‘the greatest five days,’ but on what happens to them after the Triennium, as they ‘GO’ back into the world.”

Speakers include:

  • Rodger Nishioka, preaching opening night on the theme “Go and See.” Nishioka is also leading the Youth Worker Track.
  • Anna Sweet Brockman, preaching Wednesday afternoon on the theme “Go and Do Likewise.”
  • Lisa Cook—of Sacred Sparks Ministry in Nashville, Tennessee—joining  Anna Sweet Brockman and the worship team as a special mission sharing guest.
  • Alice Ridgill, preaching Thursday afternoon on the theme “Teach Me the Way I Should Go.”
  • Steve Wilde, preaching Friday evening’s outdoor worship on the theme “Let My People Go.”
  • Perryn Rice, preaching Saturday morning on the theme “Go Into the World.”

Watch Presbyterian News Service over the next few weeks to read interviews with these speakers and learn more about the events scheduled for Presbyterian Youth Triennium.

The first Youth Triennium was held in 1980 at Indiana University, but from 1983 on, they’ve been at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.


Presbyterian Youth Triennium is funded in part by generous gifts to the Pentecost Offering. You can donate to the Pentecost Offering online or give at your local church this Sunday, May 15.

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