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The mission of Seattle Presbytery is to participate, in word and deed, in God’s transforming work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ: †by strengthening the witness and mission of our congregations and members and by building strong partnerships with each other and the larger Christian community.

Events (Archive)

Focus On Youth Ministry: Peer Ministry Training

Seattle Presbytery

Nov. 5-6, 2010

Featured speaker Lyle Griner, national director of Peer Ministry Leadership.

Peer Ministry is a program for training youth in local congregations to become actively involved in ministry leadership and to provide a welcoming and caring environment for others.  Young people trained in Peer Ministry are seen as both leaders and listeners among their peers are can become an essentially component of your church’s youth ministry. 

The two principles of Peer Ministry are:

  1. Welcoming:  developing a sensitivity to others who are not adapting or fitting in, making every effort to welcome and include others in all situations promoting diversity and acceptance.
  2. Caring:  becoming aware of the hurts and needs of those around them, living out the Good Samaritan story.  They are available as caring listeners, guiding healthy and purposeful decisions, assisting others to learn the social skills, and referring to appropriate resources when needed.

To learn more about Peer Ministry, visit

The Children, Youth & Family Center at Trinity Lutheran College is providing this training at a significantly reduced cost in order to make it affordable for congregations and organizations in the Pacific Northwest.
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For more information, contact David Ellingson at 425.249.4722 or