Often when students leave home to attend college, we see them less and less at church. There are occasional sightings when they return for holidays and weekend breaks, but how can your students stay connected to the church while at college? Many colleges have student fellowships that offer such opportunities. The Presbyterian Student Fellowship, Presbyterian Campus Ministry, or the like are available on many college campuses. These groups serve as a community of Presbyterian students who come together at least once a week to study scripture, share thoughts and experiences, and maybe a meal. They serve as a Christian support system away from one’s home church. Each fellowship/ministry is staffed by a Presbyterian minister who connects with young adults during these transitional years. And, according to the CP’s who are connected with these ministries, it’s also a lot of fun!
To find a list of Presbyterian Student Fellowships, visit UKirk website. This list is constantly being updated, so if you don’t find one where the youth from your church are attending college, check back again soon.
Young Adult Fellowships
All over our denominations churches, presbyteries and synods are beginning young adult ministries. Here is a list of young adult fellowships across our denomination. Note: If your congregation has a collegiate and/or young adult group, please send that information to Rev. Nathan Wheeler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Followers of Christ UGA
First Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Murfreesboro)
Tusculum Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Nashville)
Brush Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Nashville)
Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Knoxville)
Pathway Church (Burleson)
The Young Adult Ministry Council (YAMC) helps to develop ministries for and by young adults in the CPC. In 2020 the YAMC reorganized and now not only serve on the council but also members of the YAMC serve on our Ministry Council elected teams. Our current members are:
Audrey Adams- Communications Ministry Team
Rachel Starks- Missions Ministry Team
Wyatt Stephens- Discipleship Ministry Team