Young Adults 18-25 years

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Youth Assembly 2018

    Stick with what you learned and believed, sure of the integrity of your teachers—why, you took in the sacred Scriptures with your mother’s milk! ..... Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.

(2 Timothy 3:14-17 The Message) 


18 to 25: the final years of transition, maturing character, beliefs and world view to take 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, and for many this will be a time when you move away from the church of your childhood. 

You have a lot to give to God through the church and in society, through your energy and enthusiasm, your willingness to embrace change and challenge boundaries.

The church, too, has a lot to offer you in leadership, responsibilities, and ways to develop your discipleship. You may want to explore your faith deeper or get involved in social justice issues.  

Keep your eye on our events and opportunities page where you can find out about our latest offers of internships, festivals, events, conferences and vacancies for URC Youth roles, all of which are open to you if you are associated with the United Reformed Church. The URC Youth page has more information about next year's Youth Assembly. 

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 2020, on the theme of Common Ground: where is it?,  is being held at our usual venue of Whitemoor Lakes, Alrewas, Staffs from 24 to 26 January 2020.

Youth Assembly is organised and run by a group of young people, known as the Youth Exec. 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 adults. If you are interested in becoming a Youth Rep for your Synod, talk to your local CYDO or equivalent. 

As a youth-led organisation, URC Youth runs the URC Youth Facebook group as well as having oversight of the URC Youth page on this website. 

The URC Youth Assembly Moderators are elected at Youth Assembly. Natalie Gibbs and Katie Henderson are sharing the role of Youth Assembly Moderator this year, with Reuben Watts as Moderator-elect. 

Our URC Young Adults speak out about Eco-Church 

 Eco church


Some good resources...


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. 


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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.

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