Children and young people

National Youth Assembly

The National Youth Assembly is an annual residential event for young adults aged between 17 and 25 that have some connection with the Church of Scotland. Attracting folk from all over Scotland with different backgrounds it’s a chance to get together, worship together, learn together, discuss together and party together.

Designed to enable young adults to have a voice within the Church of Scotland, NYA consists of a series of discussions on topics ranging from fashion to politics, from tax avoidance to climate change and from social media to marriage. After the event feedback from the discussions is collated and alongside a report printed in the ‘Blue Book’, is presented to the following General Assembly by the NYA moderator.

For NYA 2014 our theme is ‘My Father's House’ and we’ll be exploring how we worship, how we think the church should be spending it's money, how we can do ministry intergenerationally and how we can support Christians in the Middle East. Alongside all of that there will be the usual mix of small groups, workshops, worship, late night sessions and social stuff (a masquerade ball and other things to celebrate our 20th birthday are being planned) – it’s all very exciting so we hope you are able to join us.