Nassau Empowers Young Adults in Mission

Young Adult Volunteers Emily Kent and Alyson Kung

Young Adult Volunteers Emily Kent and Alyson Kung spent the last year in South Korea, serving the city of Daejeon through teaching English and working in a women’s shelter, a homeless shelter, and a soup kitchen. Hear Alyson and Emily speak on Sunday, September 18.


Shaping Lives and Vocations

With your prayers and partnership, Nassau Church is a part of the formation of a rising generation of called, committed, and confident leaders for our church and our world.

So says Richard Williams, Young Adult Volunteers (YAV) Coordinator for the PC(USA). Richard tells us that we are the largest congregational supporter of the YAV program in the PC(USA) and the first congregation to partner with YAVs beyond our own congregation. Nassau has shaped the lives and vocations of nine young adults to date. Read about Nassau’s impact on the YAV program here (pdf).


A Year of Service, a Lifetime of Change

Young and yearning for community and mission? Consider the YAV program.

  • Young adults, ages 19-30, choose from five international and 16 national sites.
  • YAVs are placed in positions with community agencies or local churches.
  • Jobs vary according to the needs of partners and your skills.
  • Nassau will walk through the application process with you and support you for the year.

YAVs are exposed to some of the hardest problems in the world – poverty, violence and reconciliation, and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ – while living and reflecting with other volunteers on the meaning and motivation of their Christian faith.

Go! Experience intentional Christian community, simple living, and cross-cultural mission. You will develop leadership, put your faith in action, and learn about your vocation.

Next Steps

Contact Len Scales (x103, LScales@nassauchurch.org) to learn more about the application and also check out the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Young Adult Volunteer site.

Applications open in October each year for placements beginning the following September. At the end of each YAV year, Nassau invites the young adults we’ve sponsored to tell the story of their year in service.

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