Youth GMBA

Find Your (True) Purpose

Live for something greater

The spiritual birth and growth of young people — that’s the goal of the General Missionary Benevolent Association (GMBA), the Church’s national youth ministry.

Serving Christ (and not yourself) is what makes life worth living. The GMBA inspires you to catch this vision. Challenges you to put first things first. Supports you when it gets tough. And cheers your every step.

Goals for Our Youth

Spiritual birth

Put your faith in Jesus Christ for redemption

Spiritual growth

Develop a strong, ever-improving relationship with Christ


Fellowship, laugh, talk, build lifelong friendships


Feel loved, known, and accepted


Get guidance from experienced leaders as you navigate life


Experience the joy of serving others and sharing your faith

Get Connected. Stay Inspired


Held annually near Pittsburgh, our youth gather for a weekend of spiritual growth and fun with friends.


Weeklong summer youth retreat to focus on Jesus Christ. The most wonderful time of the year!

Youth in Action

Small-group mission trips that support charitable outreach around the Church. Experience the joy of service.

Student Support Program

Encouragement and mentorship specifically for high-school and college students.

Kids for Christ

Children ages 5–12 get fun surprises in the mail to remind them that Jesus loves them.

GMBA Youth Podcast

Thought-provoking discussions and interviews to keep your mind and spirit sharp.

Reach Out

Find a GMBA youth group at a church location near you.

Have questions for the GMBA youth ministry?

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