Youth and Young Adults (YAYA)

For the last 35 years there has been ministry provided to Youth, Young Adults (YAYA) and their Leaders in BC Conference.

There have been a long line of conferences, retreats, gatherings, and opportunities for leadership development.

The BC Conference YAYA Leadership team, with representation from across the Conference, meets three times a year to set vision, think strategically and to plan wider church events.

We invite anyone with a heart for ministry with Youth and Young Adults to any of our gatherings and events.

From our strategic vision:

In the face of uncertainty, we affirm and work toward these Ends/Goals:

  1. All youth and young adults in BC Conference will have access to high quality age specific ministry.
  2. Youth, young Adults and their leaders gather in safe sacred communities.
  3. Faithful accompaniment of youth, young adults, and their leaders through times of change.
  4. Youth and young adults lead the church through times of change with passion and compassion.
  5. Youth, Young Adults, and their leaders are equipped to respond with courage to the needs in the world.

1 Comment

  • Julian Avelino / March 26, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Hi there, my name is Julian. I’m a Community Connector as a part of the Building Caring Communities initiative. I’m currently supporting a young woman to connect with her community, and develop sustainable relationships. She is currently a practicing Catholic, though she has recently developed some new values/beliefs that do not align with the Catholic Church. She’s looking to get more involved with United Churches in her community.

    She lives in Coquitlam, and thus far, I’ve yet to find any United Churches in this area that have young adult groups, or at least, a strong young adult community. Do you know of any United Churches in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby or New Westminster that have young adult groups or a strong young adult community? Any support with this would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks so much, I look forward to speaking with you soon.

    Best regards,



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