Check out the upcoming LIFT Youth Events below. Email the Youth Ministry Team for more information (

The presbytery’s Youth Ministry Group is an entity of our Faith Education and Leadership Development (FELD) Committee. The mission of the Youth Ministry Group is to…

  • assist the Presbytery of Missouri River Valley (PMRV) congregations in their development of meaningful youth ministry programs
  • develop and provide resources for ministries with youth on the presbytery level for the congregations
  • develop presbytery-wide youth events, which at times may be in cooperation with other presbyteries in the region
  • promote and, when necessary, administer opportunities for church wide events – such as Triennium, Camp Calvin Crest, Synod School, high school, college and seminary events, etc. as well as provide a full report to the presbytery
  • promote opportunities for networking among youth ministry workers, including developing the Presbyterian Youth Workers Association (PYWA) within the Presbytery

LIFT (Living in Faith Together)

One of the functions of the PMRV Youth Ministry Group is to provide quarterly presbytery-wide events for youth in grades 6 through 12. These are wonderful opportunities for students to experience faith and fellowship together. These events are great for a church youth group to attend, or even an individual student from a church.

Mark your calendar for the following events, open to all students in 6th through 12th grades…

  • Synod School | July 21-26, 2024 | Buena Vista University, Iowa

This opportunity is for all ages, babies through adults. You can attend as an individual, family, or church. Visit the Synod School page or Facebook Group for more information. Registration will begin April 1, 2024.

All 6th through 12th grade students are invited to attend this overnight retreat at Camp Calvin Crest. Connect with other youth from area churches through music, games, speakers, food, and fellowship. More details and registration coming at a later date.

  • Pumpkin Patch Outing | Sunday, September 29, 2024 | Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch

All 6th through 12th grade students are invited to attend this outing to Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch on Sunday, September 29, 2024. More details and registration coming at a later date.

  • Presbyterian Youth Triennium | July 28-31, 2025 | Louisville, Kentucky

Visit the Triennium page for more information, coming soon!