Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries

Scholarship applications now accepted for Episcopal church grants

November 6, 2014

It’s that time of year again! Applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 awarding of more than 60 scholarships from the Episcopal Church. Scholarships are available for ethnic communities, children of missionaries, bishops and clergy, and other particular wide-ranging eligibility for education and training. The list of trust funds and scholarships as well as […]

Food, Faith, Garden Projects and Snow

November 6, 2014

Here in Minnesota we are caught in an April snowstorm that is predicted to drop 6+ inches of snow. A good day for reading. I received a timely email post yesterday from Cindy Coe’s blog titled Food & Faith book resources. In her blog post she references several books that I think may be good […]

Reflections on Day 1 of the EYE Mission Planning Team meeting

November 6, 2014

Click to view slideshow. This weekend marks the first meeting of the Episcopal Youth Event Mission Planning Team. This is a fantastic group of youth and adults who are gathering with energy and enthusiasm to begin the process of dreaming and discerning EYE 2014 into reality. Beginning Thursday night and continuing on Friday, we have […]

Resources for Responding to Yesterday's Tragedy

November 6, 2014

I’m pulling this in from Sharon Ely Pearson’s blog, Rows of Sharon. It is a good quick guide to available resources for responding to yesterday’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon. I encourage you to join me in prayer for everyone affected by the violence. —————————– Again, churches, schools and families are looking for resources to […]

Holy Mischief

November 6, 2014

I am really looking forward to this particular Christian Formation Conference, Holy Mischief: Christian Formation for What is Next. Timely topic, impressive lineup of speakers, and, of course, a beautiful location. I will be presenting a workshop titled “Five Marks of Mission in Multigenerational Formation.” Here’s the workshop description I submitted to Kanuga: Never heard of […]

Guest Blogger, the Rev. Vincent Black, reflects on EYE Mission Planning Team discernment process

November 6, 2014

Today I welcome guest blogger, the Rev. Vincent Black, Canon for Christian Formation for the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio. Vincent is a member of the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) 2014 Mission Planning Team and played a key role last weekend in helping us begin to discern the shape of our work. (That’s Vincent in the […]

Article Underscores the Importance of Youth Ministry

November 6, 2014

https://cdsp.edu/ is engaged in discernment about youth ministry. Yesterday’s article from Episcopal News Service offers some interesting perspectives. Here are a couple of provocative excerpts from the article with a link for the full text. “Responding to discouraging reports, some church leaders recommend paring down youth investments. Other church leaders think like contrarian investor Warren […]

Bridging the Gap series: How a simple phone call can change a life

November 6, 2014

Today I welcome as guest blogger the Rev. Canon John W. Newton, Canon For Lifelong Christian Formation for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. This is the first of several blog posts focused on how the church can “Bridge the Gap” for graduating high school seniors to whatever is next in their lives: be it a gap year, an […]

Resources, guidelines for talking with young people in the wake of tragedy

November 6, 2014

As you most likely already read, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori called for prayer following the explosions in Boston, MA, and offers the following prayer: Gracious God, you walk with us through the valley of the shadow of death.  We pray that the suffering and terrorized be surrounded by the incarnate presence of […]

Registration deadline is upcoming for the SOUL 2013 Conference

November 6, 2014

The deadline for registering for the SOUL Conference is Monday, May 6. Scheduled for May 23-27 at St. Augustine’s University, Raleigh, NC, the SOUL Conference (Spiritual Opportunity to Unite and Learn) will provide a safe place for Episcopal youth and young adults of African descent to meet and grow together, in relationship with one another and with […]

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Bronwyn Clark Skov

Officer for Youth Ministry