Last chance for General Assembly youth reps to apply

Presbyteries are invited to send a youth representative to experience the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh this May.

Presbyteries are invited to send a youth representative to experience the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh this May.

There are 56 places for young people available, in addition to the 10 National Youth Authority representatives. Together, they can contribute an important voice.

The Church wants to encourage as many presbyteries as possible to make the most of this opportunity, which is available to anyone aged between 18-25 who wishes to apply for a place.

Those who have attended the General Assembly say it is one of the best weeks of their year.

There are many reasons to apply for a place at the General Assembly. These include:

*The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is an excellent way for young adults to become enthused by their church and grow in their faith.

*It is a week of learning the good news of the Church's work and experiencing worship.

*It is an incredible chance to meet other like-minded young people in the church, to have fellowship and
make friendships. All youth representatives get to stay in the Holiday Inn in Edinburgh's Cowgate during the General Assembly.

*The whole Church of Scotland benefits from the contribution of General Assembly Youth Representatives, who can be an important voice.

The closing date for nomination forms to be submitted to presbytery clerks is this weekend, February 1st.

From the nominations received the presbytery will then decide which person to send to Edinburgh.

Accommodation is already paid for and expenses for food and travel will be reimbursed.

For more information, including a short video, visit the Church of Scotland's Resourcing mission website.