Small Group Leaders

In many ways, Small Group is the pulse of the PYT experience because this is where young people are given the time and the space each day to process and to reflect on all that they are seeing, hearing and learning. Through meaningful conversation and a wide variety of creative activities, Small Group helps young people to discover how stories from Scripture and their experiences at PYT intersect and enrich their growing Christian faith.

The youth who attend the Presbyterian Youth Triennium (PYT) consistently tell us that they love Small Group because this is where they encounter God’s Word in fresh, honest and exciting ways, this is where they form lasting friendships which flourish in Christian community, and this is where they are able to find renewal and transformation in their own lives of faith.

During Small Group youth will delve into the PYT theme and will be equipped to Go and See!, Go and Do!, Go and Discern!, Go and Advocate!, and Go Out! and share the good news with the world. but for this to happen, and for Small Group to be the outstanding experience they we expect it will be, we need faithful, enthusiastic Small Group Leaders who are alive in their faith and are read to Go! on this adventure with us. Perhaps we need you?

If you or someone you know is an experienced youth leader who . . .

  • cares deeply about accompanying young people on their spiritual journeys
  • is committed to making Small Group a safe space (emotionally, spiritually and physically) for all group members
  • is energized about leading daily Small Group activities and facilitating discussions
  • is more concerned about the young people at PYT and their experience of God’s Word and encounter with Christian community, and less concerned about “the Small Group Leader’s experience”
  • is interested in learning more about our exciting, new way of doing Small Groups for PYT 2016

. . . then please click on the Information, Expectations and Requirements of Small Group Leaders  document where you will find an explanation and overview of our Small Group structure for PYT 2016, a detailed list of Small Group Leader requirements and expectations, and a link to the Small Group Leader Application.