Welcome from your 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!

More information? Questions? Contact Brianne Christiansen, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Presbytery of Arkansas.

Meet your A-Team

Join the 21-22 Youth A-Team!

To apply, submit this form by May 15th.

Do you want to help plan events in the Presbytery of Arkansas?
Do you want to get to know your fellow youth from around our Presbytery better?
Do you want to be more involved with Youthquake and summer trips?

Then sign up to be a part of the 21-22 Youth A-Team.

Who can apply?
– 10th-12th Grade Students
– College Students
– Adults

What is the commitment?
– Attending three large-group planning meetings
– Being part of the Leadership Team for at least one YAT Event
– Participating in YAT programming throughout the year

Upcoming A-Team Events

Sundays Together

We made it to the end of Sundays Together! What a year it has been. We are happy that in the midst of all this, we have gathered each month to encourage each other in the faith. For our last Sundays Together, we’re doing things a little differently. First off, the event will be in two parts 5-6pm and 6-6:30pm. 5-6 will look more “normal” (devotion, games, prizes, etc.) but we also want to celebrate our seniors at this time.

6-6:30 is reserved for games and ice cream. We’ll keep zoom going but dismiss you for a quick break at 6 pm so those that have to leave can and those that can stay can load up on ice cream or whatever your group is comfortable providing. Then we’ll spend the next 30 minutes playing games together. We are officially challenging the youth groups to a head-to-head on jackbox. Get ready!

Second, we want to celebrate the end of the year with a special package for all our participants. We want to send you and your students Presby T-shirts! To allow you time to gather shirt sizes and graduate names, we’re extending the registration deadline to March 24 (the Wednesday before Holy Week). Register as a youth group or individually (if you plan to join from your own home).

Click HERE to Sign Up for Sundays Together, April 11!

Summer Trips

We are finally ready and excited to move forward with summer trip registration! Thank you for being patient with us.

Important Dates

  • April 4 – Save your Spot with $50 deposit
  • May 1 – Lock in your Spot – Paperwork Due
  • June 1 – Montreat 1st Payment Due
  • June 27-July 2 – JH Trailblazers Camp at Ferncliff (6th-8th grade)
  • July 1 – Montreat 2nd Payment Due
  • July 2 – Youth Worker Retreat & Parking Lot Party
  • July 18-24 – Montreat Youth Conference (9th-12th grade)

Trailblazers, Session 1 – Ferncliff in Little Rock AR

The Youth A-Team has decided to keep our Junior High students a little closer to home this year so we are going to Ferncliff Trailblazers, Session 1!
You’ll have a fun week of camp together and then are invited to join your youth leaders, presbytery camp friends, and families for a socially distanced picnic in Little Rock on Friday, July 2.
Dates: June 27-July 2
Ages: 6th-8th grade students
Cost: Three-tier pricing – $479, $549, or $609
Travel: You provide the travel
Deadline to Save Your Spot: April 4 (Easter)
All registration & payment will happen through Ferncliff. Click HERE for Camp FAQs and HERE to register.
To ensure your student is put in the Presbytery JH cabin, please write “Presbytery of Arkansas” in the friend request portion of the registration.
Also, we are offering a $150 scholarship for our JH students to attend Trailblazers, Session 1. Please email Brianne (brianne@presbyark.org) for the coupon code.

Montreat Youth Conference, Week 4 – Montreat, NC

Montreat is a week-long youth conference for incoming 9th graders through outgoing 12th graders. Montreat has been working hard to make this a fun, safe week for us and, we are excited about getting away to the NC hills to reconnect with God and with AR Presby friends.
Dates: July 18-24
Ages: 9th-12th grade students
# of Spots: 8 students & 2 chaperones
Cost: Between $800-$900 (scholarships are available)
Travel: Plane flight & 15 passenger-vans
Deadline to Save Your Spot: April 4 (Easter)
To reserve your spot, please email Brianne (brianne@presbyark.org) and then send a refundable $50 deposit to the Presbytery of Arkansas c/o Montreat.
After we solidify the cost and send out the official trip itinerary and guidelines, you will lock in your spot by May 1, meaning signing paperwork and committing to paying the full cost of the trip. You’ll also have the option to drop the trip by May 1, and your $50 deposit will be returned.