Young Adult and Campus Ministries

The Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministries supports ministries of, to, and with young adults (ages 18-30) both on and off college campuses through the communities, resources and networks of the Episcopal Church. Through leadership development, networking across the church, gathering online and in person, and and offering support through each diocese and province, we strive to create a community of leaders and young adults engaged in mission and ministry together.

Young Adult Ministry in the church at large takes the form of parish-based young adult groups for worship, fellowship, mission and study; young adult internships and intentional living through the Episcopal Service Corps; diocesan retreats and gatherings; engaging and training young adults in the polity of the church; mentoring and discernment programs; and young adult pilgrimages and mission experiences.

Campus ministry includes all students attending places of higher learning at colleges, universities, tribal colleges, technical schools, and community colleges.  Sometimes referred to as “Canterbury Club” or “Episcopal Campus Ministry” (ECM), it includes all chaplains, campus ministers, and faculty. It provides programming, networks (diocesan, provincial, churchwide, and ecumenical), advocacy, and resources for those doing ministry on college and university campuses.

CONTACT: The Rev. Shannon Kelly, Officer for Campus & Young Adult Ministries

Broadcast is the Office for Young Adult and Campus Ministries’ e-newsletter. It comes out just about monthly and contains opportunities, resources, and stories pertinent to young adults, students, young adult ministers, and campus chaplains across the Episcopal Church.





Sunday, June 25
Attend Church at Local Churches

2:00 PM Pre-Conference Registration
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm Pre-Conference
4:00 PM Registration
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Welcome, Introductions, and Reception

Monday, June 26               

8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Opening Prayer
9:15 AM Welcome
9:30 AM Break Out Groups based on Ministry Context
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Opening Eucharist with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Town Hall with Bishop Curry
2:45 PM Break
3:00 PM Rotation Sessions
5:30 PM Evening Worship
6:00 PM Break for Day
Provincial Dinners (optional)

Tuesday, June 27               

8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Worship
9:30 AM Workshops A
10:45 AM Workshops B
12:00 AM Lunch
1:00 PM Resourcing our Ministries
3:00 PM Cultivation Talks
4:30 PM Open Space
5:30 PM Worship
6:00 PM Break for Day
Random fun things night – with sign ups                            

Wednesday, June 28       

8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 Worship
9:10 Mental Health First Aid
10:00 AM Open Space
11:00 AM Final Announcements and Upcoming Events
11:30 AM Closing Worship and Commission
12:00 PM FIN

Sunday, June 25Attend Church at Local Churches 2:00 PM Pre-Conference Registration 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm Pre-Conference 4:00 PM Registration 6:00 PM Dinner 7:00 PM Welcome, Introductions, and Reception Monday, June 26                8:00 AM Breakfast 9...

Cultivate logoRegister now for the 2017 Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference, CULTIVATE: Resilient Hope, slated for June 25-28 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Austin, TX (Diocese of Texas).

CULTIVATE: Resilient Hope is an Episcopal conference for leaders in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses. The focus will be on how leaders and mentors can cultivate resilient hope in the midst of everyday lives, the current events in our country, and in our communities.

“We hope this gathering will be a time when leaders who are new to this work as well as those who have longstanding roots in this ministry will meet and connect with one another in order to be nourished and nurtured in ministry with young adults,” explained the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Episcopal Church Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministry.

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry will join conference participants on Monday to preach and discuss the importance of young adult and campus ministry.

Registration, housing information, and further details are available here.  Registration does not include transportation to and from the conference.  Registration deadline is June 5.  Subsidized rates are available for current students or Episcopal Service Corps members.

Pre-Conference

In addition to CULTIVATE: Resilient Hope, there will be a Pre-Conference on Sunday, June 25 from 2 pm to 6 pm. The Pre-Conference is geared toward those who are new to ministry (in the last three years) and those who want to explore some of the basics of doing ministry with young adults.

For more information contact Kelly or Valerie Harris, Formation Associate.

 

Register now for the 2017 Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference, CULTIVATE: Resilient Hope, slated for June 25-28 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Austin, TX (Diocese of Texas). CULTIVATE: Resilient Hope is an Episcopal conference...

Cultivate LogoCULTIVATE: Resilient Hope (the Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference) is an Episcopal conference for leaders in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses. Our time together will focus on how we, as leaders and mentors, can cultivate resilient hope in the midst of our everyday lives, the current events in our country and in our communities.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be with us on Monday to preach and discuss the importance of young adult and campus ministry. We hope this gathering will be a time when leaders who are new to this work as well as those who have longstanding roots in this ministry will meet and connect with one another in order to be nourished and nurtured in ministry with young adults.

Date and Location

June 25-28, 2017 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas

Program Notes

View the complete draft schedule here.

Sunday

  • PreConference – especially for those new to ministry in the last few years, but also for those wishing to renew and refresh their studies, and those who are always ready to learn from their peers.
  • Opening Banquet and Award Presentations

Monday

  • Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be with us for our Eucharist and for conversations throughout the day.
  • We have reserved Monday night as a night for Provinces to gather for dinner if they wish. (optional)

Tuesday and Wednesday

  • Time spent in workshops, discussion, learning from one another, Cultivation Talks (like TED Talks but we are cultivating our own ideas) and worship.

PreConference

We will be having a PreConference on Sunday from 2-6. This is geared toward those who are new to ministry (in the last 3 years) and those who want to explore some of the basics of doing ministry with young adults.

Registration

Online registration form: https://dfms.formstack.com/forms/yacm_registration2017

Registration includes hotel, programming, Sunday dinner, Monday and Tuesday breakfast and lunch, and Wednesday breakfast. Accommodations are provided at the Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown/Convention Center on a first-come, first-served basis. Our meeting space will be at St. David’s Episcopal Church. It is about a 10 minute walk we will have shuttle vans to take you to the church in the morning and back to the hotel at the close of the day.

  • Single Room: 400.00
  • Double Room: 280.00
  • Commuter: 50.00 p/day

Current Student or Episcopal Service Corps Member (subsidized rate) – only shared accommodation is available at the subsidized rate:

  • Double Room: $200.00
  • Commuter: $40.00 p/day

For more questions, contact The Rev. Shannon Kelly, Officer for Campus & Young Adult Ministries, 212-716-6081, skelly@episcopalchurch.org.

Registration deadline is: June 5, 2017.

CULTIVATE: Resilient Hope (the Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference) is an Episcopal conference for leaders in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses. Our time together will focus on how we, as leaders and mentors,...

Applications are now accepted for grants to assist with young adults and campus ministries in the Episcopal Church.

Grants are intended to provide funding for an Episcopal ministry (or ecumenical ministry with an Episcopal presence) in a diocese, congregation, or community college/tribal college/university campus that is currently engaging or seeking a new relationship with young adults on and off college campuses.

Grants are for the 2017-18 academic year.  A total of $128,000 is available for this cycle, with a total of $400,000 available this triennium.

Information, application guidelines and other important data are located here.

The application is available here.

Deadline for submitting grants is April 10 by 10 pm Eastern.

There are three categories of grants:

Leadership Grant: to establish a new, restore a dormant, or reenergize a current campus ministry. Grant will range from $20,000-$30,000 and can be used over a two-year period.

Campus Ministry Grants: to provide seed money to assist in the start-up of new, innovative campus ministries or to enhance a current ministry. Grants will range from $3,000-$5,000.

Young Adult Ministry Grants: to provide seed money to assist in the start-up of new, innovative young adult ministries or to enhance a current ministry. Grants range from $3,000-$5,000.

Preference in selection will be given to projects that:

  • are collaborative and bring members of the community together.
  • bring new learning into a community.
  • prepare young adults for leadership and/or provide training for young adults.
  • reach those who are traditionally least likely to seek out a campus ministry or other Episcopal young adult ministry.
  • address the priorities of General Convention.
  • promote reconciliation, evangelism or environmental stewardship.

Ministers in charge of ministry grants are expected to attend any churchwide gatherings of campus or young adult ministers sponsored by the Episcopal Church during the term of the grant. The Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference is slated for June 25-28 in Austin, Texas.

For more information contact the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministry or Valerie Harris, Formation Associate.

Applications are now accepted for grants to assist with young adults and campus ministries in the Episcopal Church. Grants are intended to provide funding for an Episcopal ministry (or ecumenical ministry with an Episcopal presence) in a diocese,...

In early March, the application process for the 2017-18 Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grants will open. Before filling out your application, we invite you to a time of discernment, reflection, and planning.

Developing a grant application is best done in a community where colleagues and supporters can discern and explore where God is calling your ministry to grow, change, or do something new. If you are a solo minister, we invite you to think about who you should gather together to help you in this process. Many turn to their board or vestry, advisors, student ministers, and/or colleagues from your school or diocese to begin praying and exploring together.

We invite you to download this Grant Discernment and Planning Guide and begin to work with your community to discover where God is calling you to do something new or grow something that has already been started.

The applications will be out the first week of March and the deadline for accepting applications is April 10, 2017 at 10 p.m. Eastern time.

If you have any questions, please contact The Rev. Shannon Kelly.

In early March, the application process for the 2017-18 Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grants will open. Before filling out your application, we invite you to a time of discernment, reflection, and planning. Developing a grant application is best...

Interested in joining a team committed to planning an innovative conference?  If you are in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses, consider applying to serve on the Episcopal Church Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership team.

Applications are now accepted for the planning team for the 2017 Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference slated for June 25-28 in Austin, TX.

“We are inviting those who feel called to help shape this event to apply to be on the Planning Team which will be comprised of design teams who will work together to create our program and worship, as well as focus on hospitality and logistics,” noted the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Staff Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries.

She explained that the goal of the conference is for Episcopal leaders in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses to meet and connect with one another and to be nourished and nurtured in their ministry.  Conference participants – both leaders who are new to this work as well as those who have longstanding roots in this ministry will - will hear from speakers, focus on intentional conversations, build relationships, and learn from one another. 

Applications are available here 

Deadline is December 9 at 5 pm Eastern.

Planning team members must be able to attend in-person planning meetings on February 6-8 and June 24-28, both in Austin.

Please note – conference registration will open in January 2017.

Interested in joining a team committed to planning an innovative conference?  If you are in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses, consider applying to serve on the Episcopal Church Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership team....

We often receive questions from folks who want to stay connected to with youth and young adult activites and ministries across The Episcopal Church. Here are the networks we most commonly recommend:

First, connect with your Diocesan Office and Provincial Leadership. Provincial Leadership can often help you find out what neighboring dioceses are doing similar work.

Second, make sure you are connected to all the various ways the Formation Team distributes information:

Youth

Young Adults

Episcopal Church News Releases and Information

Other Resources

Third, Make sure you are connected to our formation partners:

Finally, always feel free to contact a member of the Formation Team for ideas, connections, and network opportunities. Our Team focuses on network development, leadership development and training, and work assigned to our office by General Convention. We work closely with departments within the Presiding Bishop's office, provincial leadership, dioceses, and organizations to leverage our resources and capacity and to ensure we are as integrated as possible. We try to respond to requests in a timely way. Here's our contact information:

Bronwyn Skov, Youth Ministries
bskov@episcopalchurch.org

The Rev. Shannon Kelly, Young Adult and Campus Ministry
skelly@episcopalchurch.org

Wendy Johnson, Digital Formation and Event Specialist
wjohnson@episcopalchurch.org

Heidi Kim, Racial Reconciliation
hkim@episcopalchurch.org

The Rev. Chuck Wynder, Justice and Advocacy
cwynder@episcopalchurch.org

Valerie Harris, Administrative Associate
vharris@episcopalchurch.org

We often receive questions from folks who want to stay connected to with youth and young adult activites and ministries across The Episcopal Church. Here are the networks we most commonly recommend: First, connect with your Diocesan Office and...

 

Partners and Collaborations

Episcopal Service Corps invites young adults to explore their vocation by carrying out a volunteer position within a partnering social service agency, school, or church.

Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers sustains and enhances the ministry of all camps and conference centers of the Episcopal Church.

Forma is an association and dynamic community of Christian educators, formation professionals, and their institutional partners that celebrates and upholds the diverse ministries of Christian formation across the Episcopal Church.

Society of Campus Ministers is a society of Campus Ministers, lay and ordained, working with Episcopal campus ministries and ecumenical campus ministries that include Episcopalians.

Young Adult Service Corps offer one-year mission assignments that allow young adults to explore their faith journey while bringing them into the life of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the daily work of a local community.

 

  Partners and Collaborations Episcopal Service Corps invites young adults to explore their vocation by carrying out a volunteer position within a partnering social service agency, school, or church. Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers sustains...

Hosted by The Episcopal Church

Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference
June 25-28, 2017
Austin, TX

Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17)
July 10-14, 2017
EYE17 is hosted by the Office of Youth Ministries partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma from July 10-14, 2017 on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond.

General Convention
July 5-13, 2018
Austin, TX

Hosted by Other Organizations

Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust
The Taizé Community has been invited to take its “pilgrimage of trust” to St. Louis. Over Memorial Day weekend (26-29 May 2017), young adults from throughout the Midwest and other parts of North America will come together as a culmination of a year-long initiative to build trust in the St. Louis area. For more information go to: http://www.taize.fr/en_article20213.html.

Hosted by The Episcopal Church Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference June 25-28, 2017 Austin, TX Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) July 10-14, 2017 EYE17 is hosted by the Office of Youth Ministries partnership with the Episcopal Diocese...

Applications are now accepted for the Pastoral Care Team members for the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17).

Drawing hundreds of youth from throughout the Episcopal Church, EYE17 will be held on July 10-14, 2017 on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK, in partnership with the Diocese of Oklahoma.

The Pastoral Care team is open to young adults or adults (at least 19 years of age or older) who are willing to volunteer to support the ministry and work of EYE17.  Among the Pastoral Care Team positions are: Residential Staff; Peer Ministers; Chaplains; and Medical Care Team. Full position descriptions are here 

To serve as a member of the Pastoral Care Team, applicants must be willing to submit to a Criminal Sexual Background Check; provide evidence of completing Safeguarding God’s Children Training; demonstrate experience in successful and appropriate supervision of teens in overnight situations; and be available to travel to Oklahoma City on July 10 and depart no sooner than noon on July 14.

Applications and further information are available here 

Volunteers are expected to provide their own transportation to the event. While volunteers do not have to pay for full event registration for the event, they are requested to contribute $120 to cover the cost of meals; lodging will be provided.

For more information contact the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Pastoral Care Team Coordinator and Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries for the Episcopal Church.

Deadline for applying is November 4.

EYE is every three years in accordance with General Convention Resolution #1982-D079.  The 2017 event marks the thirteenth EYE and remains a popular and well-attended event. EYE17 is geared for youth in grades 9-12 during the 2017-2018 academic year and their adult leaders.  Registration information will be available later this year.

 

Applications are now accepted for the Pastoral Care Team members for the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17). Drawing hundreds of youth from throughout the Episcopal Church, EYE17 will be held on July 10-14, 2017 on the campus of the University of...