At the Duke Youth Academy, we dive deeply into our baptisms. Watch our animated short to learn what we mean!
Video: Baptismal vocation
Christian baptism is both the means of becoming part of the church and the never-ending source of renewal and refreshment in the lifelong journey of Christian life.
Spiritual formation of young people is most faithful and effective when it is grounded in history and the life of the church and draws from a wide spectrum cultural, ethnic, and theological traditions.
Church and home are the primary communities of spiritual formation. DYA offers a transformative residency experience and empowers young people to integrate that transformation at home, in their churches, and in their communities.
Authentic theological, racial, and denominational diversity deepens Christian community and provokes a hopeful vision for the future of the church.
Overinvesting in the young will prompt the renewal of the church.
Twelve different denominations and theological traditions were represented in the 2015 DYA community.
The Duke Youth Academy is a year-long program for young people to live in Christ and to think deeply about being Christian. Combining a week-long residency on the Duke University campus with a year of continuing mentorship, practice, and online community, DYA is a journey toward Christ’s abundant life.