To nurture youth and their families in Christian discipleship through worship, fellowship, study and mission.
The youth ministry of Fourth Presbyterian Church is an engaging and welcoming community for its youth and their friends that:
Surrounds youth with an unconditional love that fosters genuine relationships
Anchors them in the joys and traditions of the Christian faith
Energizes and equips them to extend the love of Christ to the world.
Christ-Centeredness: The foundation of every program and activity sponsored by our youth ministry is to help youth grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and to aid them in developing the morals of a Christ-centered faith.
God's Word: Our ministry is grounded in the Bible, and its principles guide all our programs
Authentic Acceptance: Our youth ministry is a place where youth, their parents and their leaders can be themselves and where people of different schools, races and backgrounds are genuinely welcomes and valued.
Sanctuary: A spirit of supportive openness pervades our youth ministry and provides youth with safe places and times to express their struggles and find encouragement among their peers and leaders.
Ownership: Youth are highly invested in planning and implementation of the youth ministry and they observe and create distinctive traditions that foster enthusiasm and pride in each setting of the youth program.
Respect: We foster an environment of respect for self, one another and God's good creation.
Joy: We bring an attitude of fun and uninhibited enthusiasm to every youth ministry event.
Relationship Focus: We help youth build life-long bonds with one another and with the members of their church family, offering times for sincere and meaningful sharing among youth, their advisors and mentors.
Compassion: We show particular concern for those in need, both inside and outside our church, extending God's grace and care freely and faithfully.
Shepherding: We seek to know every Fourth Presbyterian youth personally and actively encourage them to participate in the life of the church.
Fourth Presbyterian Youth is an active participant in Presbyterian Youth Council