08.26.15

Young Adult Volunteers

On Sunday, August 30, we will commission Young Adult Volunteers of the Presbyterian Church (USA) to a year of service.

YAVs are young adults from 19 to 30 years. They live in intentional Christian community, deepening and developing their faith while serving alongside partners in sites across the United States and around the world. YAVs serve for one academic year, August – July, as they explore God’s calling in their lives. Volunteers are placed in community agencies or local churches, with jobs depending on the needs of partners and the skills of the Young Adult Volunteer. YAVs are exposed to some of the hardest problems in the world – poverty, violence and reconciliation, and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ – while living and reflecting with other volunteers on the meaning and motivation of their Christian faith. All YAVs receive health insurance and student loan repayment is available for qualified applicants. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), you and your supporting congregation and presbytery, and some placement agencies share funding of this program.

Join us Sunday, August 30 to commission YAVs from across the country. Prayerfully consider if God is calling you to a year of service, exploration and discernment.

Alex Sprague is in Chinook, Montana, Emily Stevens is in Asheville, NC and Shaina Miller is in Peru. You can learn more about them, and follow their “adventures” at their blogs:

Shaina Miller (Peru) https://shainamilleryav.wordpress.com/

Alexander Sprague (Chinook, MT) https://alexspragueyav.wordpress.com/

Emily Stevens (Asheville, NC) https://emilystevensyav.wordpress.com/

Learn more at: www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/yav/

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