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!

To keep up to date with A-Team News, join our monthly email list. Text ATEAMNEWS to 22828 and then follow the prompts to sign up.

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.

Check out the 20-21 team share about their A-Team experiences. (Video was recorded pre-Covid.)

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!

Matthew 25 Challenge

  • Donation Challege: $1,200
  • Amount Donated: $0
Each Lent and Easter Season, the PC(USA) collects the One Great Hour of Sharing Special Offering. This offering supports the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People. Click here to learn more!
The Youth A-Team is challenging the Presbytery youth and YA’s to collectively donate $1,200 to this special offering! We’re calling this the Mathew 25 Challenge!
How do you participate?
1- Collect donations from your group for the One Great Hour of Sharing offering throughout the season of Lent (Feb 17 – Apr 4).
2- All donations will be handled through your church. Talk to your treasurer about the best way to do this in your setting.
3- Report your group collections here on a regular basis so we can update our pie chart! We’ll track the collective totals donated to the offering; the groups and their specific amounts will remain anonymous.

Summer Trips

The A-Team is still exploring the possibility of 2021 summer trips. As always, your safety is our top priority. We will have more specifics after the Youth A-Team retreat.
For now, save these dates:
  • Junior High Jubilee at Mo-Ranch – July 4-8, 2021
    • This camp is for incoming 6th graders through outgoing 8th graders
  • Montreat – July 18-24, 2021
    • This conference is for incoming 9th graders through outgoing 12th graders