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GA News: Committee to bring motions supporting youth ministry

SAN JOSE -- The General Assembly Youth Committee meeting June 24, using an interactive visioning process to address Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) concerns about the nature of adolescents, youth ministry, and resources for faith development, hammered out a series of recommendations for the Assembly's consideration later this week.

        After a full day on Tuesday of receiving background information on the trends and preferences of youth and young adults, several motions were crafted. Each one was carefully debated in a cooperative spirit of support for improving and supporting the practice of youth ministry in the PC(USA).
        Motions will include updating the term of youth advisory delegate, providing the DVD Soul Searching to presbytery resource centers for congregational study and developing a youth task force to address the needs and interests of youths aged 12-18 years.