Youth Worker Resources

Support for Youth Workers

Supporting youth and their families is a critical role in the church – and we are here to support you in that work. Bookmark this page for opportunities for networking and professional development!

Growing Young Discussion Groups

Join others from across the Delaware-Maryland and Metro DC Synods to discuss the Growing Young research and how we can implement it into our congregations. Discussions are open to all: youth, young adults, rostered ministers, and lay members.


There are two times when you can participate in these groups: monthly on a Wednesday afternoon from 1-2 pm, or every other month on a Sunday afternoon from 2-3:30 pm. You can attend any of the groups that work for you, so if a Wednesday works for you sometimes and a Sunday afternoon works other times, that’s great! Our meeting dates will be:

Registration is not required, but if you would like to receive the Zoom link, please email Deacon Julie Stecker.

Wednesdays, 1-2 pm


Chapter 1: April 21

Chapter 2: May 19

Chapter 3: June 16

Chapter 4: July 21

Chapter 5: August 18

Chapter 6: September 15

Chapter 7: October 20

Chapter 8: November 17

Chapters 7 & 8 and Wrap-up: December 15

Sundays, 2-3:30 pm


Chapters 1 & 2: April 25

Chapters 3 & 4: June 13

Chapters 5 & 6: August 22

Chapters 7 & 8: October 24

Chapters 7 & 8 and Wrap-up: December 19

Youth Worker Database