Triennium 2019


Resources about the Triennium experience:

Download our presbytery's flyer to distribute or post at your church

Video from the 2013 Triennium:

Presbyterian Youth Triennium website:

About Triennium 2019

Get Ready for the 2019 Presbyterian Youth Triennium — a gathering held every three years for Presbyterian high-school-age students. Youth from Presbyterian churches all over the world come together for this life-changing, life-giving, faith-growing gathering!

Triennium will again be held on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Don’t miss this powerful week of worship, small groups, recreation, and fellowship with thousands of Presbyterian youth from all over the world! Five days that help form a younger generation of active Presbyterians. Five days that shape the leadership gifts and deepen the discipleship awareness for a generation who are already achieving a strong presence in this church and this world!

Who: High school youth (entering 9th through finishing 12th grade) and adult advisors (age 21 years or older)

When: July 15–21, 2019 (including travel both ways)

About the experience: We go to Triennium as a delegation from our presbytery and we travel together, stay in the dorms together, eat together, and worship together. We plan to have a few get-togethers before July so our delegation can get to know each other before we depart. Please make every effort to participate in these pre-triennium events.

The time at Triennium is spent mostly in small groups with other young people and leaders from across the country and several even from other countries. The small groups talk about the main scripture passages for the event and how they impact our lives right now. The small groups also engage in other thought provoking discussions, activities and a large scale Triennium mission project. 

Another substantial portion of Triennium is experiencing worship in a whole other way. Imagine 5,000 young Presbyterians in an auditorium singing and dancing together. The scripture is brought to life through drama and the message comes from powerful and engaging pastors. At the last triennium in 2013, we held one of the worship services outside on a giant hill. The pastor‘s sermon was on the feeding of the 5,000 and there were literally 5,000 of us there, taking communion, and singing once it got dark together in candlelight.  Everyone was exceedingly moved.

Cost (includes transportation, housing, meals, & program):

Each participant pays:


Participant’s home church pays:


Susquehanna Valley Presbytery pays:


Total cost:

  $600 per person

REGISTRATION: Register online by March 15 at
The final payments from participants and churches are due by May 1. Participants are invited to be at the Presbytery assembly on May 11 at Cortland United Presbyterian Church to be commissioned as a delegation.

If you have anyone interested in applying, or have any questions about Triennium, please send any inquiries to our registrar, Elder Joan Loeffler, at SVPregistrar1(at) or 607 - 316 - 7697 

Whether you have any youth that are eligible to go to Triennium this year or not, we are asking all churches to keep in your prayers the planning team and the adult advisors, parents, and youth who are considering going. If your church would like to help in other ways such as hosting a pre-Triennium get together or financially sponsoring a youth or a church who will find the cost prohibitive, please let us know. We would love to hear how you feel God might be calling your church to partner in this event. 

We are greatly excited to be planning this adventure! We can’t wait to see what God has in store for our youth. 

Blessings and Peace,

Rev. Mark Piedmonte
Pastor, Gilbertsville and Garrattsville Presbyterian Churches
Chair, Christian Nurture Team, Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley
pastorpiedmonte(at) or 607 - 693 - 1919

Rev. Becky Kindig
Associate Pastor, United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton
Co-Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley
Co-Chair, Christian Nurture Team, Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley
bkindig(at) or 607 - 722 - 4219