Youth Leaders

In partnership with PYWA (Presbyterian Youth Workers Association), NEXT Church welcomes those who work with youth to the National Gathering. We are grateful for your ministry with youth and look forward to your presence in Seattle. Here are some things to look forward to this year.

Youth-Specific Workshops
  • Inviting the Next Generation to Ministry
    with Matt Vaughan (Monday afternoon)
  • Where You Go, I Will Go: Taking the Journey with LGBTQIA+ Youth
    with Jess Cook and Alex McNeill (Monday afternoon)
  • Hearing the Stories of our Youth
    with TBD (Tuesday morning)

In plenary on Tuesday, we will hear from two people working with youth in innovative and justice-minded ways. Suzzanne Lacey will talk about an experiential approach to justice education with youth and Corey Greaves will talk about ministry with and for Native Americans in the Pacific NW.

Youth Worker Pre-Gathering Coffee

Monday, 9:00-9:45am
Seattle First Presbyterian Church

Join the PWYA for coffee and donuts on Monday morning. Meet other youth workers and hear about ways to connect during the National Gathering.

PWYA Happy Hour

Monday, 5:30-7:30pm
The Lodge Sports Grille Downtown
(1102 4th Ave)

Come grab a drink and connect with others who work with and love youth. All are welcome.

Youth Leader Meet Up

Tuesday, 2:30pm
Seattle First Presbyterian Church

Join other youth leaders to discuss what you are hearing at the National Gathering through the lens of youth ministry.