Young Adult Initiative

The synod is here to help congregations and ministry settings listen to and live into God’s call for them. By equipping ministries with the resources and tools that they need, the synod focuses on how we can be reforming to be church, here & now.


One area of focus is to continually equip young adult leaders to engage with and be the witness of the church in this new day. Through immersion trips, experiential learning opportunities, and co-horts, the young adult initiative works to build local and global partnerships, embolden public witness to justice and service, and welcome new possibilities.


2017 Young Adult Immersion Trip

Sub-Saharan Africa is a part of the planet known – at least in pop culture – as a place of heartbreaking need. At the same time, as it experiences rapid economic and technological growth, is it also an area marked by tremendous opportunity. With 70 percent of its population under the age of thirty it is, without a doubt, the youngest region of the world.


This May, following the practice of accompaniment, young adults (ages 19-29) from across the Saint Paul Area Synod are invited to walk shoulder-to-shoulder with their young adult counterparts in Tanzania as they navigate, together, the shifting world in which they find themselves. By connecting change-makers there with change-makers here, we’ll see what new thing God might be calling us all to. Stay tuned for updates from this trip!