Youth Ministries

Responding to the spiritual needs of preteens and teens is about building trusting relationships. The Episcopal Church strives to walk with young people on their journeys from childhood to adulthood, recognizing their gifts for ministry, their questions about spirituality, and their desire to make a difference in the world.

Articles

October 19, 2012

He has told you, human one, what is good and what the Lord requires from you: to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8 CEB This verse from the First Testament is the scrap of scripture that the Holy...

October 19, 2012

When I think back to General Convention, it’s almost hard to remember. Not because the memories are fading – they’re there, vividly. But it feels distant, in a strange way. I have to ask myself, did it really happen? We were constantly...

October 19, 2012

Is your diocese interested in hosting the next Episcopal Youth Event? The next EYE will be held the summer of 2014, hopefully in July. The date will be determined once a location has been selected. A comprehensive report on EYE 2011 can...

February 24, 2011

Registration is now open for the Episcopal Youth Event 2011 (EYE 2011), which a press release calls one of the most popular events in the Episcopal Church calendar. Drawing hundreds of youth from throughout the Episcopal Church, EYE 2011...

July 24, 2009

Some 80 high school and college-age students from throughout the Diocese of Alabama gave up the comforts of home and a week of their summer to spend it with kids in the rural Black Belt region of Alabama -- one of the poorest areas in the...

July 15, 2009

Much happens each day at General Convention. In addition to Episcopal Life Media's other coverage, here's some of what else happened on July 15.     Teen deputies are engaged in work of the church From advocacy in various committee...

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Documents

For the first time in 2012, the “generations” of the Episcopal Church gathered as one organized Booth to be represented at General Convention. This was intended to both present a new way of being church that breaks down generational...

This standard agreement and release form for youth events can be adapted for  parish or diocesan events using Adobe Acrobat. Simply change the highlighted sections to reflect the event information.

English and Spanish color versions of the Charter for Lifelong Christian Formation for poster-sized printing.

English and Spanish color versions of the Charter for Lifelong Christian Formation for standard letter-sized printing.

A list of the most recently developed and commonly used resources in Episcopal settings for discernment and preparation for reaffirmation of Baptismal vows.

The final report of Episcopal Youth Event 2011, held in Bethel University in St. Paul, MN, submitted by the Office of Youth Ministries

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Videos

Jessie Fusco’s favorite part of Scripture

Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participant Jessie Fusco from the Diocese of Minnesota tells why Psalm 23 is her favorite Bible verse.

Lindon Phillips-Johnson’s favorite part of Scripture

Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participant Lindon Phillips-Johnson from the Diocese of Massachusetts tells why the story of the resurrection of Jesus is his favorite part of the Bible.

Ashley Buffa’s favorite part of Scripture

Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participant Ashley Buffa from the Diocese of East Carolina tells why Matthew 4:19 is her favorite Bible verse.

Claire Horton’s favorite part of Scripture

Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participant Claire Horton from the Diocese of Minnesota tells why Psalm 139 is her favorite Bible verse.

David Kilp’s favorite part of Scripture

Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participant David Kilp from the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania tells why 1 Corinthians 12:24-27 is his favorite Bible verse.

Dayton Hobson’s favorite part of Scripture

Episcopal Youth Event 2014 participant Dayton Hobson from the Diocese of Oklahoma tells why Deuteronomy 31:6 is his favorite Bible verse.

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