Leadership Now: Spiritual Formation with Youth, the youth ministry program of Lancaster Theological Seminary, includes year round opportunities for engagement with theological inquiry, gifts discernment, and leadership development.

Leadership Now offers a range of programs for junior and senior high youth that vary in duration, intensity, age group, size, and theme. This provides youth with opportunities for different levels of participation.

  • Short events such as Youth Discover Days introduce students to the Seminary, and allow them the opportunity to explore their gifts and how to use these gifts within the life of the church. The youth events also have an emphasis on spiritual practice and issues of justice within church and society.
  • Our Justice Summit Retreat functions both as an opportunity for youth to explore theological issues more deeply with seminarians and members of the faculty as well as a reunion fellowship for those youth who have participated in Leadership Academy or the Summer Global Experience.

  • Our summer Leadership Now Academy is our most intensive program, providing theological education, leadership skills, and a supportive community to youth as well as encouraging youth to claim faith as their own. We resist spoon-fed Christianity and empower youth (and adults) to be compassionate leaders in the church and the world.

For information about Youth programs at Lancaster Theological Seminary, please contact Rev. Jacquie Church Young at