The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Youth in Mission program has been designed to allow youth and young adults to accompany Presbyterian mission partners in Canada and overseas through short-term mission experiences. As you share in the mission of the church you will serve others, enhance your personal growth, learn skills and grow in your faith. Youth help fundraise towards the total cost of the trips through the youth contribution amounts.

Youth in Mission 2019


YIM GuatemalaLooking to participate in God’s mission in a new way? Join the Youth in Mission trip to Guatemala, May 13-26, 2019. Learn how The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s mission partners are sharing the good news of the gospel in word and action. Discover how programs supported by Presbyterians Sharing and Presbyterian World Service & Development are changing people’s lives.

You will

  • Participate in the mission and ministry of The Presbyterian Church in Canada
  • Learn about important cultural, political and economic issues in Guatemala, including what is driving migration to other countries and the impact of Canadian mining
  • Worship and interact with local Christians – and learn about their faith journey
  • Visit projects empowering women to earn sustainable incomes and develop skills in livestock management and marketing.
  • Participate in educational and recreational activities with the students at the Francisco Coll School in one of the poorest communities in Guatemala City, in the middle of the city’s garbage dump
  • Learn about fair trade and how it makes a difference

If you have an open mind, a team spirit, a loving heart, an interest in global awareness and a call to serve, this trip is for you. Come, experience and participate in ministry as you visit communities inaccessible to tourists and enter into deeper relationships with local people.

Application Deadline: February 25, 2019. All candidates are interviewed prior to selection

Participant Contribution: $2500 (includes flight, accommodation and food)

Ages: 18-30

For more info contact: Grace McCreary

The Presbyterian Church in Canada
50 Wynford Dr.
Toronto ON
M3C 1J7

1-800-619-7301 (ext. 259)

Image of arrow pointing downYouth in Mission (YIM) 2019 Application Form