is a national community of Presbyterian youth workers who are committed
to developing and sustaining healthy youth ministry leaders. The
organization formed in 2005 in response to youth workers throughout the
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) who expressed the need to connect with
other people who shared a passion and commitment for connecting young people with God's amazing love, hope, grace, and justice.
connects, upholds, and inspires youth workers through advocacy, networking
opportunities, webinars, online meetups, email blasts, Bible studies,
book clubs, seasonal idea sessions, and conversations with youth
ministry experts. Though begun in the PC(USA), PYWA has expanded to
include other Presbyterian denominations and Reformed congregations.
PYWA exists for all Presbyterian youth workers, including (but not limited to):
PYWA wants to support and partner with all of the youth workers within a
congregation, congregational memberships are the primarily way to join.
PYWA receives its funding from membership fees, ministry partners, donations, and grants.