Welcome from the Youth A-Team!

The Youth Advisory Team (we call it the Youth A-Team) is a team of youth, young adults, and adults that seek to grow disciples of Jesus Christ through planning awesome events, conferences, and mission opportunities for the youth of the Presbytery of Arkansas!

Each A-Team member serves for one school year (June-May) and can re-apply perpetually as their schedule allows. We’d love to have you join us!

Want to be part of the A-Team? Contact Sarah Leer.

Check out the awesome year YAT put together!

You can also pay for events by mailing a check addressed to the “Presbytery of Arkansas” (9221 N Rodney Parham Rd, Little Rock, AR 72227) with your name/church name and event on the memo line.

Also, if you are a church that offers additional scholarships to help your church participate in YAT events, we ask that you collect the money individually from your participants and then write one large check from your church to cover the total costs. We are happy to work with you so please contact Brianne (brianne@presbyark.org) to work out the details!

Note: All payments for Presby+ are being processed through Ferncliff. Please see the Presby+ info sheet below for the specifics.

You can also pay for events by mailing a check addressed to the “Presbytery of Arkansas (9221 N. Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock, AR 72227) with your name/church name and event on the memo line.

Also, if you are a church that offers financial support for youth events and have any questions, please reach out to Sarah (arpres.ateam@gmail.com) to work out the details!

Youth A-Team Summer Trips

Email Sarah Leer with any summer trip questions.

Inviting all 5th-8th grade students, high school helpers, and adult chaperones!

This year we will be embarking upon a new adventure with our junior high/middle school youth. We will travel to Maryville, TN where we will connect with other youth, participate in small groups, recreation, engaging music, keynotes, and worship. This is a middle school conference held at Maryville College and gives our junior high and middle schoolers an opportunity to deepen their faith while connecting to the larger church. Spots are limited, so please register by the deadline (March 1st)!

Please register by March 1, 2024.

Inviting all 8th-12th grade students, adult chaperones & adult drivers!

The Presbytery of Arkansas is headed to the mountains of North Carolina to Montreat Camp and Conference Center for Montreat Youth Conference, Week 5! We will travel together by bus and stay overnight along the way. We will be digging deeper into our faith through music, worship, keynotes, and small groups. We’ll participate in recreation events all week and spend time connecting as a Presbytery. Our senior high youth will meet youth from around the country and learn more about what it means to be a beloved child of God. Spots are limited, so please register by the deadline!

How can my church encourage youth to attend YAT Summer Trips?

  1. Please share this information with all the youth connected to your church! Friends are welcome as well!
  2. The Youth A-Team encourages churches to help make these trips affordable by offering scholarships to participants connected to their congregations. If your church is offering scholarships, please alert Sarah (arpres.ateam@gmail.com) so we are aware.
  3. We always need good chaperones and drivers for summer trips. You don’t have to have a student participant on the trips to send an amazing adult. Please pass this info on to adults in your church who you think might be willing to volunteer. And then please support those adults with scholarships if you are able.
  4. Finally, churches are also encouraged to support our youth in prayer before, during, and after the trip! Keep an eye on our social media for trip updates: Facebook & Instagram