At Pleasant Hill, we adhere to the PC(USA)’s Vision for Young People that unites youth in Christ with all other generations and proclaims the love of God without end. In relation to our belief that youth (6th-12th graders) are called to serve and do mission work in their communities and world, we lift up the portions of that vision which:
- “expresses God’s boundless love by embracing young people as they are, where they are, and where they could be, inspiring them to share their ideas, dreams and unique gifts with the world and the church;” and
- “acknowledges and celebrates youth as the keepers of God’s world, capable of serving as agents of healing, friends to the friendless, and leaders along the path of Jesus.”
Our young people become involved in a variety of mission opportunities throughout the year via the context of church school and youth group. They participate in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine, The Souper Bowl of Caring, the MLK Day of Service; prepare and serve meals at Clifton Sanctuary Ministries and Breakfast for the Homeless at First Presbyterian in Atlanta; and work closely with refugee families. They also collect items for Hurricane relief, volunteer at the Hands of Christ Duluth Co-Op and attend summer mission trips in other parts of the nation and overseas with organizations like Youth Mission Co, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Habitat for Humanity and Foundation for Peace. Learn more by visiting the Youth Ministry Blog.