Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries

Are you thinking about applying to serve on the EYE Mission Planning Team?

November 6, 2014

Today I am pleased to welcome Cookie Cantwell as our guest blogger. Cookie is the Province IV Youth Ministries Coordinator and has been extremely active in wider church youth activities, including last summer’s General Convention Official Youth Presence. I can still remember the first time I walked down the airport concourse to board my airplane to […]

Mission Planning Team nomination deadline approaching

November 6, 2014

Time is running short to apply for the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) 2014 Mission Planning Team. The deadline for submitting completed applications is February 16. The EYE 2014 Mission Planning Team will be comprised of youth and adult leaders with passion and skills for evangelism, service learning, cultural diversity, liturgy, music, teaching, spiritual practices, and […]

The challenge of patience

November 6, 2014

As we prepare for Ash Wednesday and our Lenten disciplines this week, I would like to request a moment of personal privilege in the blogosphere. Thank you for indulging me. Quick catch-up for those of you who are not aware: I separated the AC joint in my right shoulder on December 30 when I took […]

Strengthening our Youth Ministries Network: an Update

November 6, 2014

Episcopal Youth Ministry Network (EYMN) No, it’s not a new acronym or organization, it is simply a name that defines a group of people who hold in common a passion for mission and ministry with young Episcopalians across our international church. There are no membership dues and the communication and correspondence, all in digital form, […]

Council for Youth Ministry currently discerning Episcopal Youth Event Planning Team

November 6, 2014

The Council for Youth Ministry has convened for it’s winter meeting at the Duncan Conference Center in Delray Beach, Florida. (See photo at right and more below.) During this meeting we are reviewing the over 80 youth applications that have been submitted to serve on the Episcopal Youth Event Mission Planning Team for EYE’14. Please join […]

What are you doing this summer? And why?

November 6, 2014

Across the church youth groups are in varying degrees of discernment and/or preparation for spring break and summer mission experiences. Some are called mission trips, others are pilgrimages, and some are cultural immersions. Each of these perspectives is a form of short term mission in which we are attempting to join God’s greater mission in […]

21st Century Faith Formation trainings

November 6, 2014

The Vision And Practice Of 21st Century Faith Formation is a three-day interactive educational program for pastors, faith formation leaders, and staff in all Christian congregations. In these sessions led by John Roberto, with guest presenters Leif Kehrwald, and Anna Rendell, you will: Understand the new context of faith formation and the diverse religious and spiritual […]

EYE 2014: Philadelphia here we come!

November 6, 2014

Just announced: the dates and location for the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) 2014! Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori announced that the popular Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) will be held July 9-13, 2014 in the Philadelphia area in partnership with the Diocese of Pennsylvania. The announcement was made today, February 26, during the Executive Council meeting. […]

Safe Church Model Policies for social media and digital communications

November 6, 2014

The Youth Ministries Office receives inquiries on many different topics. One of the perennial questions is, “Has there been an update of the Model Policies for Safe Church that includes social networking and digital communications?” It has been ten years since the General Convention adopted Resolution B008 calling for the “Protection of Children and Youth […]

Make This Easter Truly Life-Giving

November 6, 2014

Start a new Easter tradition! Join Episcopalians around the church this Easter in giving Gifts for Life. A project of Episcopal Relief & Development, Gifts for Life is a program in which even a $15 gift can transform the lives of those in need and bring hope to sisters and brothers around the world. Some giving ideas: […]

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Contact:
Bronwyn Clark Skov

Officer for Youth Ministry