UCA Youth is an energetic community, based from the Centre for Theology & Ministry, which consults, advocates, resources and trains congregations, presbyteries and the Church on how to connect, enthuse, empower and learn from young people who live a life following Jesus.
Explore this website to understand the diverse opportunities of empowering young people in meaningful and spirit led ways. There are numerous ways to engage young people with information, support and resources that will add value to you local ministry and mission.
There are reflections with some key highlights being Generate 17: Intergenerational Ministry Practicalities and a Thriving project between the CTM, Manningham UCA, Doncaster Church of Christ and Doncaster Secondary College.
There are resources to assist you and your communities development of ministry and mission with young people. Core Approaches are key resources and practices that will underpin any style or type of ministry with young people. There are More Resources that have a diverse range of application with and for young people. Events & Training opportunities arise often across the synod and nationally.
An inspiring example of the many initiatives conducted by our UCA Youth is Radiate, a youth and young adult leadership training program that provides an opportunity for young people aged 15 to 22 to spend a year engaged in reflecting on faith, life and leadership. Learn more about Radiate
The best thing you can do to live out the Synods priority of ‘mission and ministry with children, youth, their families and young adults’ is to be intentional in welcoming and supporting young people in our world. Encouraging them in their development, cheering them on through the hard times and celebrating with them the good times. God calls us to the edges, to be with those on the edges. Young people in todays world ARE on the edges. So why not stop there and spend some time.