Youth Ministry Resources

 

UCC.org has a vast amount of information for youth and young adult ministry. These web pages include Information about events, opportunities and resources for youth, young adults, and those who work in youth and/or young adult ministries.

Be sure to visit www.ucc.org/youth

Below are some of the resources available for youth and young adult ministry:

Global Ministries [Link]
A global mission partnership of the UCC and Disciples of Christ. Offers mission resources for youth and adults, including group trips and volunteer, study/travel and mission intern opportunities

Our Whole Lives (OWL) for Youth and Adults [Link]
A series of sexuality education programs for grades K-1, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, grades 10-12, Young Adults and Adults. Resources are written by professional sexuality educators and provide accurate information for parents, teachers and pastors to be used in affirming and supportive settings. To learn more about OWL and/or training.

Council for Youth & Young Adult Ministries (CYYAM) [Link]
Advocates, communicates, coordinates, and networks on behalf of youth and young adults within the United Church of Christ. Representatives are elected at General Synod; nominations requested (6-9 months before elections) from UCC Conferences and Historically Underrepresented Groups.

Outdoor Ministries Association [Link]
UCC Outdoor Ministries list; they offer program and staffing opportunities for young people.

Open and Affirming Coalition [Link]
A UCC-related organization providing support, sanctuary and advocacy for LGBT people. 

Becoming a Multiracial and Multicultural Church [PDF]

That's Not Cool [Link]
This site is geared to teens and young adults dealing with electronic boundaries and abuse. Offers ways to deal with texting, pic pressure, and social networking issues. Useful, entertaining.