Youth and young adult ministries

Youth working in a garden at National Junior High Conference; two people playing frisbee; two people speaking at National Youth Conference; bread and cup communion; young adults sitting at a picnic table at Young Adult Conference; Christian Citizenship Seminar participants in front of the Washington City Church of the Brethren
Photos by Chris Brumbaugh-Cayford, Lauren Flora (3), Becky Ullom Naugle, and Becki Bowman

Young Adult Bible Study based on Psalm 23. March 10 @ 4 p.m. Eastern.

Christian Citizenship Seminar will be held April 11-16, 2024.

National Youth Sunday will be May 5, 2024.

Young Adult Conference will be May 24-26, 2024, at Shepherd’s Spring Camp near Sharpsburg, MD.

The next National Junior High Conference will be held the summer of 2025!

The next National Youth Conference will be held the summer of 2026!

Jr. High

National Junior High Conference (NJHC) brings together junior high youth and advisors for a faith formation experience.

Sr. High

Christian Citizenship Seminar provides high school aged students and their advisors the chance to explore the relationship between faith and a particular political issue, and then act from a faith perspective regarding that issue.

National Youth Conference (NYC) gathers high school aged youth and advisors from across the country for a week long worship and fellowship extravaganza Brethren style!

Young Adult

Young Adult Conference (YAC) offers people ages 18-35 the chance to worship and fellowship over Memorial Day weekend.

Ministry Summer Service (MSS) is a leadership development program for college students in the Church of the Brethren who spend 10 weeks of summer working in the church (local congregation, district office, camp, or national program).


FaithX trips are a way to express your faith through action.

Need answers?

Questions about Youth/Young Adult Ministries? Contact Becky Ullom Naugle at 847-429-4385 or