Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries

The Most Important Word in the Bible

November 6, 2014

Today I welcome as guest blogger Wendy Johnson, who works with my office as a social media consultant. Since taking her first job in youth ministry in 1999, Wendy has been an vocal advocate for the power of youth mission and pilgrimage experiences. ———————————- Mission WITH Meaning Mission trips and pilgrimages often form the cornerstone […]

A Two Week Break from the Alarm Clock

November 6, 2014

“John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement, was known for his energy and activism. He traveled many miles on horseback and on foot to preach and guide the ministry. Sometimes theologians and historians lift him up as a kind of ‘energizer bunny’ who never slowed down. Yet Wesley knew the value of rest and sometimes […]

Mission: Discovering the Greatness of God's People

November 6, 2014

Join me in welcoming guest blogger the Reverend Abigail W. Moon, Associate Rector at St John’s Episcopal Church, Tallahassee. Abi is familiar to many from several years in youth ministry in various dioceses of Province IV and her work with the Episcopal Youth Event in 2011. It is always an honor to share Abi’s wisdom and reflections with my […]

Living Out the Sacraments in the Middle of an Ohio Cornfield

November 6, 2014

Summer camp is a consistent story shared by many adult Christians, as is Confirmation Class amongst those of us who celebrate sacraments. I have been blessed and transformed as an adult participating in “confirmation camps” and am grateful for the story shared by our guest blogger today, Maggie Foster. Maggie is the Assistant Director of Youth […]

Everyone Leading in Ministry Wants to Know What Success Looks Like

November 6, 2014

While I’m on vacation I have arranged for a series of guest bloggers and re-posts from blogs that I have really enjoyed. Today I am pleased to share this blog post by Scott Pontier, Lead Consultant with Ministry Architects. It originally appeared in the Ministry Architects blog on Friday, August 2. ———————————— The Best Gift in […]

Volunteer with the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Efforts

November 6, 2014

Below you will find an excerpts from an interview with Elizabeth Heenan, Volunteer Coordinator for Hurricane Sandy Response, which was recently published by Episcopal Relief & Development in their Lamplight newsletter. As part of the rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Sandy, Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting a coordinated volunteer response among three Episcopal dioceses: New York, New Jersey and Easton. Any […]

Introducing Wendy!

November 6, 2014

It’s no secret that we have a wonderful and capable social media director keeping the blogs rolling and the Twitter feed tweeting and the Facebook sites posting for all offices of the Formation and Vocation Ministries Team. Wendy Johnson has been on contract part-time with us for the past six months helping to develop our […]

The Power of the Postage Stamp

November 6, 2014

This summer while I have been home for an uncharacteristically long stretch of time, I have been the delighted recipient of postcards from several of my goddaughters, nieces and nephew. All of these youngsters have received postcards from me as I travel about the continent and the world. It is how I embrace my ministry […]

Thinking Intergenerationally: Transitioning into the rhythm of the school year

November 6, 2014

Much as I am an advocate for and practitioner of Youth Ministry, I have always been of the school of holistic and lifelong approaches to Christian Formation. Youth Ministry should not function in a vacuum or a silo apart from the body of the congregation, but from within the center of the community. Many of […]

It's That Time of Year Again! Already

November 6, 2014

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him and without him not one thing came into being.  John 1:1-3a Yes, it’s that time of year again. In some parts of the country […]

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Contact:
Bronwyn Clark Skov

Officer for Youth Ministry