Family-friendly youth ministry

12.1.2018 | Congregational Life, Youth and Children, Video,


Good quality youth ministry in our congregations is more important, and more difficult, than ever before, but youth leaders alone should not carry the burden of responsibility for the spiritual growth of young people.

Family Friendly Youth Ministry from Presbyterian Church in Ireland on Vimeo.

This video resource focuses mainly on church families and how parents and youth leaders can partner together to support the spiritual development of their young people.  The video features parents and youth leaders from two Presbyterian congregations, Whiteabbey and Hill Street, (Lurgan), who share their perspective on working together to see faith grow in the lives of their teenagers.

The video can be used in a variety of ways, for example:

  • in a team training meeting with youth leaders to help them consider their approach to working with parents and how they can partner more closely;
  • in a parents meeting to help them consider ways that they can connect more with leaders;
  • in a congregational context such as a worship service or special meeting concentrating on our shared responsibility for the spiritual welfare of young people.


To download the video to watch later, go to the Vimeo page and click on the 'Download' button below the video.

An information sheet with some ideas of questions to use alongside the video can be downloaded from the 'downloads box'.