Young Adults 18-25 years


Youth Assembly 2018

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Ephesians 4: 11 – 13 (NIV)

 

If you are between 18 and 25 you will be entering the final years of transition, developing your character, beliefs and world view and finding your place in the world as an independent adult. It may be a time of major change -- university or college for some, work for others, blossoming relationships, possibly even marriage or parenthood. It may be a time of independent living. You have a lot to give to God through the church, in your passion and verve and enthusiasm, your willingness to embrace change and challenge boundaries. The church, too, has a lot to offer you in leadership, responsibilities, and room to grow and develop your understanding of church and social issues. 

This page is designed to introduce you to the workings of URC Youth and give you ideas of things you can tap into. It is a work in progress and we would love suggestions of links, resources and ideas we can add to it.

Remember to keep an eye on our events and opportunities page as we frequently advertise  opportunities for internships, volunteer roles and programmes, within the URC and beyond,  which may be of interest to this age group. 

 

United Reformed Church Youth


ya15 signgroup 500URC Youth is the umbrella title for all those young people and adults who are connected with the URC and fall into the 11 to 25 age bracket. 

“Our mission is to discover God, help each other grow in the Christian faith and, through our lives, reflect God’s love to all.”

Each year, the URC Youth Assembly brings together a diverse group of under-25s from across Scotland, England and Wales for a weekend of business and fun combined, exploring issues and topics relevant to Church, society and life through workshops, seminars, discussions and creative activity. 

Youth Assembly and Youth Exec

Youth Assembly for the coming year is being held at our usual venue of Whitemoor Lakes, Alrewas, Staffs from 18 to 20 January 2019. Booking is now open and if you book before 11 November you will get our Early Bird pricing. If finance is a problem, you can always apply for a small grant using the link to the right of this page. Join us as we focus on Jesus, share in community with others and explore what it means to be church together. 

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Youth Assembly is organised and run by a group of young people, known as the Youth Executive. This group is made up of representatives from each of the URC's thirteen regional synods together with others elected directly by Youth Assembly. The Youth Exec carries out the work of the Assembly and advocates the needs, interests and views of children, young people and young 

As a youth-led organisation, URC Youth runs its own  URC Youth Website (currently down for refurbishment!)  and the URC Youth Facebook group. Watch this space for further news. 

Hannah Katie Natalie

  The URC Youth Assembly Moderators are elected at Youth Assembly. Hannah Jones is the Youth Assembly Moderator, with Natalie Gibbs and Katie Henderson as Moderators-elect. It is believed to be the first time that URC youth has had a female-only moderator team and you can read more about it here. 

female moderator team for Youth Assembly, as you can read here

 

 

Downloadable documents for Youth Assembly 2019 - One Body: We're all in this together

Letter to Participants

Workshops

Resolutions form

General information/consent form for participants under 18

Request to administer medication (under 18)

General information/consent form for participants aged 18 to 25

General information/consent form for 26 and over

Code of conduct

Coach travel arrangements form 

Kit list and directions

Childcare at Youth Assembly 2019 

Childcare registration form

Letter to participants

List of Elections 2019

Pen portrait form and guidance

Whitemoor Lakes site rules

YA Programme (part 1: cover, intro and contents page)

YA Programme (part 2: programme)

 

 

 

Some good resources...

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This section, which is still being developed, is where you will find resources, links, recommended reading and other suggestions to help you grow in your Christian journey as 18 to 25 year olds as well as resources for workers, chaplains and volunteers supporting the young adult age group. 

Please let us know if you have suggestions of resources etc which we might include here or if there are other things which would be useful to you. Email us or contact us via our Facebook page. 

  

Our Latest Suggestion:

TheJourney

 

 

 

 

The Journey

 

 

PDF catalogue of recommended resources: 

Here is a PDF of some recommended books and websites organised into several categories to help you find exactly what you need.