Young People's Dept
Young People's Department (YPD)
This youth organization is designed to specialize in training young people ages 2 – 26 years of age for leadership in the African Methodist Episcopal church and the community. It is under the support of the Women’s Missionary Society, and wherever there is a senior society in a local church, it is to have a Y.P.D.
The spirit of Christian mission comes alive in young people when they learn about what needs to be done in the interest of others, and engage in projects which will provide the needed help. Youth must have opportunity to try out some of the projects which they think up. In this manner their ideas can be translated into living realities and make them true missionaries.
Missionary education is an important phase of Christian education. It is a natural and normal part of the regular educational work of the church. It is not designed for a selected few, nor is it primarily for young ladies. If young people are to become real first class Christians, they must become interested in a part of something bigger than their local church. Being involved in the missions program of our denomination gives young people an opportunity to become good neighbors at home and abroad.
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE YPD, PLEASE VISIT THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST CONFERENCE YPD WEBSITE: