Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church (NWYM) is a covenantal community
of evangelical Friends churches that make Jesus Christ known by:

Teaching and obeying the whole gospel as revealed by the
Holy Spirit and recorded in Scripture

Loving and mutually supporting each other

Equipping and releasing people to continue His mission in the world

Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Nominate yourself or someone else for this board.

The Board of Youth and Young Adults Ministry is comprised of Friends with gifts, expertise and passion for youth and young adult ministry. This board helps develop a community of young people who are committed to Jesus, involved in service and connected to one another as Friends. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Assist the NWYM staff member(s) in youth and young adult program development and ministry
  • Provide support, encouragement and input for the NWYM youth and young adult staff
  • Encourage comprehensive training and programming in Christian education, spiritual formation, and biblical foundations that foster mature discipleship and service
  • Encourage, support, and provide training for youthworkers serving in Christian ministry to youth and young adults
  • Maintain contact/communication with Young Adult Friends (YAFs) who attend college or relocate outside NWYM
  • Support youth in the transition to adulthood, developing ministries and opportunities that encourage connection and continuing involvement in NWYM
  • Oversee Samuel School. Cooperate with the Board of Leadership Development to insure that Young Friends are encouraged in their development as emerging leaders
  • Encourage youth involvement in NWYM camps and retreats
  • Provide support and accountability for YAF-LDT
  • Provide support and oversight of the Bible Quiz Program, Youth Yearly Meeting, NWYM Volleyball Tournament and other developing programs
  • Develop new opportunities for service and ministry for youth and YAFs
  • Encourage youth mentoring in the local faith communities and assist Young Friends who need help locating a mentor
  • Oversee NWYM policies for child protection and safety awareness, as they relate to youth programs, camps and other activities. Provide input and support to local faith communities, as well.