Since 1997 The Rev. Dr. Roy F. Miller and Mrs. Florence Lantz Miller Summer Youth Institute at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has helped mature learners grapple with the questions, Who is God calling me to be? What is God calling me to do? Rooted in the Reformed tradition's conviction that all truth is God's truth, and that recognition of one's call arises through communal discernment, SYI welcomes students from all walks of life and from an array of theological perspectives to seek the truth in humility as grateful participants in God's liberative work of justice in the world.
We invite you to explore our initiatives and resources for youth empowerment, theological formation, and vocational discernment.
The Miller Summer Youth Institute offers a fellowship for undergraduates enrolled in a college or university. Explore our summer fellowship opportunity to see if they might be a good fit for you or someone you know.
Through on-site visits, SYI staff can provide programming for young people and congregational leaders.
SYI offers unique mission experiences for congregations seeking to explore ministry and mission work in a new way. Pairing the resources of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with our ministry partners, SYI mission experiences will help your church rethink mission trips.
Miller SYI at Westminster College (New Wilmington, Pa.) provides an opportunity for individuals and young people to experience ministry, mission, and study on our campus. Participants will study with college and seminary faculty, participate in service and ministry projects, and consider who God is calling them to be and what God is calling them to do in their communities. This program is currently on hold.
Learn more about the Miller Summer Youth Institute staff and connect with us.
SYI is part of the PTS Neighborhood Collaborative.