What is YXL?

YXL stands for Youth eXcelling in Leadership. It is the youth leadership program of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). YXL Horn Creek is a weeklong summer conference near Westcliffe, Colorado. We are dedicated to preparing youth to be leaders for Christ – in the church, in their homes, in the workplace and around the world.

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The 2015 Conference

July 4th – 11th, 2015
Since our conference begins on the 4th of July when our nation celebrates its independence, we thought it made sense to focus on how we live in dependence on God’s love, grace and mercy. We’ll look at John 17, Jesus’ longest and final prayer, where he shows his total dependence on His Father and prays that we would be fully dependent on Him.

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What our students say

“This past summer was mind blowing. It was so incredible, and a great place to end my YXL experience. The theme was what made it such a perfect way to end: I’m going to continue my race, even though I’m not going to YXL, and will run, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of my faith, for strength and courage as I embark on the next phase of my race.”

– Lizzie