Young Adults & Campus Ministries

Articles

May 19, 2014

Dear Friends, Whether you are a seasoned campus chaplain, brand new on campus, whether you’ve spent years growing a 20s and 30s ministry, or you are wondering how to engage young adults in your town, I hope you will join us July 28-30 at...

March 19, 2014

Dear Friends, I began my work with the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of The Episcopal Church in mid-January, and I have been overwhelmed by the words of welcome I have received from all over the church. I think this welcome...

September 30, 2013

Dear Friends, It has been such a gift to work with you over the last 4.5 years. As I leave this position to return to school this fall, I will continue to celebrate your ministry with young adults, rejoicing as you raise up leaders for...

September 30, 2013

The Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministries is excited to report a record number of applications for Campus Ministries Grants this year. In total, we received 64 applications requesting $1.5 million. Of the 64 applications, 38 are for...

March 29, 2013

Oh, Peter, not again! Every time…every year…you deny Jesus?! If I were Peter, I’d claim Jesus! Would I? Do I? Wait… Maybe I am Peter. Oh no, I am Peter! Every time I look the other way when I see someone in need.  Every time I fail to...

March 28, 2013

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35) Since Lent is a...

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Young adults ages 18 to 30, although they’re grouped together, are often at very different stages in their lives. They’re married, partnered, single, with children, divorced, widowed. They leave high school and enter the work force, the military, or college. Not every young adult attends college, and many will try it on but leave before completing a degree.

They engage with the world, and many have strong opinions about war, the environment, and the institutional church. Many will rally to help a next-door neighbor or organize relief efforts for Sudan and Haiti. The Episcopal Church strives to be alongside young adults, to accompany, mentor, and provide places for leadership development. The church also offers deeper experiences in their faith journey through fellowship, vocational discernment, and internships in programs such as the Young Adult Service Corps.

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 and universities. 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.

Bulletin Inserts

Leaving for college can be an adventure, but for many young people, it can also mean leaving...

Applications are now being accepted for grant proposals for the 2013-2014 academic year from...

“This is the season to roll out new programs and test drive newly purchased curricula,” said...

Bulletin inserts for May 18 will contain a set of prayers for graduates from high school,...

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The Episcopal Anglican Club at Morgan State University (EACMSU) is open to all Morgan students. Our mission is to support and further the Christian formation of students, supporting students, faculty, and Staff. This web site contains information about EACMSU and other resources related to the club.

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 the Episcopal Church.

Electronic reference form to be completed by applicants for missionary service and the Young Adult Service Corps.

Guided by a vision of a just and safe world where power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, sexuality, disability or age, we believe that equity and inclusion are the cornerstones of a true democracy in which the worth and dignity of every person are valued.

A permanent task force of young feminists aged 30 or under, appointed by the president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), to advise on matters of agenda, leadership recruitment and issue prioritization regarding young feminists in the organization.

The Younger Women’s Task Force, a project of the National Council of Women’s Organizations, is a nationwide, diverse and inclusive grassroots movement dedicated to organizing younger women and their allies to take action on issues that matter most to them.

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Videos

Eliza Marth represented the Diocese of North Carolina during “Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty,” a May 12-14 conference to train young adults in the skills necessary to transform unjust structures of society, frame the issues of domestic poverty and to stand with and be advocates for the poor.

Marth is a caseworker at Samaritan Ministries of Greater Washington, a nonprofit organization started by 12 D.C.-area Episcopal churches. Here she talks about the importance of unemployment benefits.

Coreen Walsh represented the Diocese of San Diego during “Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty,” a May 12-14 conference to train young adults in the skills necessary to transform unjust structures of society, frame the issues of domestic poverty and to stand with and be advocates for the poor.

Walsh works coordinating the farm, garden and agro-ecology program at Camp Stevens, an Episcopal Camp and Conference Center in Julian, California. Here she talks about food security and the importance of supplemental nutrition programs.

Graham Simpson represented the Diocese of Western Massachusetts during “Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty,” a May 12-14 conference to train young adults in the skills necessary to transform unjust structures of society, frame the issues of domestic poverty and to stand with and be advocates for the poor.

Here he talks about his work with inmates in his local county jail and the importance of the Second Chance Act.

Isaiah 40:11; written and produced by the Rev. Joe Chambers