Young People’s Ministries, comprising dual emphases on Youth Ministry and Young Adult Ministries, strives to create connections in ministry and fellowship among members of each age-group so they can grow together in Christ, as they discover empowered, fulfilling lives grounded in faith.

We focus on faith formation, principled leadership development, mission engagement, communication, cooperation and advocacy. In the process, we seek to cultivate unconditional love, self-worth and peer support among young people, and to foster their social activism for peace and justice. We draw our inspiration and ideas from the diverse experiences of youth and of young adults who are active in their churches and communities.

Eastern PA Young Adult Ministries

CCYAM seeks to affirm the unique gifts, talents, and ministries of young adults, provide opportunities through programs and resources for young adults to explore ways to integrate their faith in their lives, and foster an environment for young adults in our church and community that addresses their needs and issues through evangelism and a spirit of Christian fellowship. Check us out on Facebook or email us at youngadultministries@epaumc.org.

Eastern PA Youth Ministries

The Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM), including new members and adult youth leaders, met Nov. 23, 2019, welcoming members from all four districts for the first time. The group discussed implicit racial bias, part of its ongoing focus on race, culture, racism and reconciliation. Members also began planning their 2020 Youth Rally March 28 and selected two youth to represent them at the 2020 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference.

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‘Persevere’: All youth invited to Virtual Youth Rally, Jan. 8-9

All youth and youth ministry leaders should plan now to attend our exciting 2021 Eastern PA Conference Virtual Youth Rally, which will span two sessions during youth-friendly hours: on Friday, Jan 8, from 8 to 10 PM, and continuing on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 3 to 5 PM. As we cross the 2020 finish line and take on new challenges in 2021, the rally’s timely theme says it all: “Persevere!”

To persevere is to continue to do or try to achieve something despite difficulty or discouragement, much like the biblical heroes Joseph and Esther and like many who have persevered throughout the challenging year 2020... Read More

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Dual online events engage youth and youth leaders in learning

While many are avoiding public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eastern PA Conference and its churches are making ample use of Zoom video-conferencing for meetings, worship, education and special events. And the Conference’s Youth Ministries program is doing its share.

The Rev. David Piltz, Coordinator, has hosted two virtual learning and fellowship events in two months—one for youth and the other for adult youth ministers. While young participants sorely missed the social contact of an extended onsite gathering, they nonetheless appreciated... Read More