Meet your PY Summer Camp 2024 Speaker, Russ!

“Where God’s Word is read and listened to in the midst of community, stuff happens.”  That’s what PY Summer Camp 2024 Speaker, Russ Smidt is most excited for about camp this year. He shares, “This is arguably even more true in the context of young people. The ‘stuff’ that often happens is many being brought […]

Discipling youth (and ourselves) well: PY Encourage Express #2 2024

On Tuesday May 21, at Penrith Presbyterian Church, we held our second PY Encourage Express training in 2024. Karen Astles was our presenter and trainer for the evening on the topic of ‘Discipling youth well’. Karen is the founder and convenor of the Lead for Life internship, as well as part of the PY Training […]

A passion to see all students question, explore, and discover Jesus, with Kelly

Kelly’s first experience in an SRE classroom left her feeling quite daunted by the thought of teaching a classroom of students herself. But her passion to see all students be given the opportunity to question, explore, and discover who Jesus is, over time, outweighed the overwhelmed feeling. Kelly grew up attending Epping Presbyterian Church, with […]

Top tips for youth ministry in 2024, with Dave Phillips

PYNSW General Manager, Dave Phillips, has been working in, with, and around youth ministry for over 25 years. He is passionate about seeing many young people come to know and love Jesus for themselves.  “I’m truly grateful for the effort that was invested into me when I was a teenager, and so it’s a real […]

Pressie churches head to KYCK!

We sat down with PYNSW General Manager, Dave Phillips, after he and PYNSW Network Coordinator, Juli Secker, attended the first three weekends of KYCK 2024 to meet with Presbyterian youth groups in attendance. They visited pressie groups from 26 different churches and a school group across NSW. Check out the map! Dave, what do you […]