Vision & Theology
The Duke Youth Academy is guided by certain convictions including the following:
Christian Baptism is both the means of entry into the church and the well-spring for the life-long journey in Christ’s body.
Authentic Christian communities do not isolate or ghettoize youth in a hodgepodge of lock-ins and pool parties. Instead they welcome youth into their very center as they seek to embody faithful life and worship before God.
The same graceful means that have sustained God’s people historically — worship, sacrament, serious study of scripture and theology, prayer, service with the poor, hospitality, self-denial, spiritual direction and accountability — are what youth hunger for today.