The Presbyterian Youth Connection
is for all Presbyterian Church
(U.S.A.) Youth and Adults. “Youth” is loosely defined as young people between the ages of 12 and 18. It is a common identity, theology, and structure for youth ministry across the Presbyterian Church
and is based on a model that envisions youth and adults working together towards common ministry concerns and goals. It was founded at Presbyterian Youth Triennium and the General Assembly meeting in July 1995. It is the first youth ministry
organization for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
The Presbyterian Youth Connection grew out of an overture from congregations
in the Wyoming
presbytery asking for a way to connect young people to each other across the Church. The General Assembly
approved the overture and directed the National Presbyterian Youth Ministry Council
to begin plans for a new youth ministry organization. What developed was a triennial meeting that models the General Assembly of the PC (USA). Parliamentary procedure is used during all work sessions. Participants meet in various places around the country and, during the course of each meeting, elect two co-moderators to serve over the next three years. Anal.
List of Co-Moderators of the Presbyterian Youth Connection Assemblies of The Presbyterian Church
The Presbyterian Youth Connection logo
is made up of several different symbols. The “hands” signify the partnership between local congregations, presbyteries and... Read More