Youth and Children

As a multi-generational denomination, we believe that there is a place for all generations in our church family. Children’s and youth ministry is an integral part of our DNA, a place where our pre-schoolers to those just leaving school and starting work, or university, are loved, valued and cherished.

Equipping congregations to support and nurture their children and young people, providing opportunities to hear the Gospel and increasingly understand it, to personally respond to the call to follow Jesus and learn to live out their faith in their daily lives is crucially important. Equally important brining the gospel to families, children and young people outside the Church.

Responsibility for envisioning and equipping congregations for work among children and young people in contemporary Irish context falls to the Council for Congregational Life and Witness. In this section you will find information on youth and children's ministry, news and resources, training, events and opportunites serve.

Please note that due to on-going Covid-19 restrictions many of our regular activities and programmes are currently on hold. For our latest information and support for children's and youth ministry please see the links below:

  • Together again for children's ministry - please click here
  • Together again for youth ministry - please click here

Children's Ministry Basics

Children's Ministry Basics

Children's Ministry Basics is a series of training resources to equip people with key skills for use in children's ministry.

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Youth Ministry Basics

Youth Ministry Basics

Youth Ministry Basics is a series of short video and discussion training sessions for youth leaders.

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PCI Intern Scheme

PCI Intern Scheme

A one year programme providing opportunities to discover and develop your leadership potential whilst serving in a PCI congregation.

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Eric Says

Eric Says

The aim of the Eric Says resource is to teach children something about God and help them encounter him, possibly for the first time.

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Sunday Morning Children's Ministry

Sunday Morning Children's Ministry

A resource to help you think and explore how you can develop your Sunday morning children’s ministry to make it even more effective.

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Youth Night

Youth Night

Youth Night is the annual gathering of young people throughout the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, which traditionally happens at the end of General Assembly week at the beginning of June.

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Together again for youth ministry

Together again for youth ministry

Ideas, advice and resources for youth ministry now and as increasing opportunities unfold

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Together again for children's ministry

Together again for children's ministry

Ideas, advice and resources for children's ministry

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