Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries

Episcopal Church General Convention Official Youth Presence members announced

March 28, 2018

The 16 members of the Episcopal Church General Convention Official Youth Presence at the 79th General Convention have been announced. The 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be held Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 13 at The Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas (Diocese of Texas). The General Convention Official Youth Presence was […]

Youth and Young Adult Ministry Manuals

August 31, 2017

As you plan your program year, you may find useful these older, but still relevant, ministry manuals: Youth and Young Adult Ministries Ministries with Older Adolescents Ministries with Young Adolescents

Reaching: Across the Miles

February 10, 2015

There are four distinctive demographics of Episcopal congregations that might play a vital role in supporting spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of our troops. Although the needs are similar the way  a congregation responds to those needs varies on local logistics. Next Door “Neighbors”: These are congregations that are located near a military installation within the United […]

Praying: Across the Miles

February 10, 2015

Praying Across the Miles is one segment of a three – part series of resources for the armed service members called Across the Miles.  The Praying segment of the Across the Miles series focuses on faith formation opportunities for service members and their  families. Devotions for Parents & Children Separated by Distance   This simple […]

Needed: Mission Carpenters

November 6, 2014

One of the most awe-inspiring aspects of last summer’s Episcopal Youth Event was watching an entire house being built on-site. I vividly remember being at Bethel the day the home’s trusses were delivered, which resulted in the fun picture at right. It was an exciting moment full of anticipation and potential. The house we built […]

General Convention Official Youth Presence

November 6, 2014

We are one step closer to populating the 18 seats of the Official Youth Presence. Two high school-aged teenagers from each of the nine provinces of the Episcopal Church will take seat and have voice in the House of Deputies this summer at General Convention. We accepted applications and nominations from December 1 through January […]

Meet Our Team of Adult Mentors, Spanish Translators and our Chaplain for GCOYP

November 6, 2014

Meet our General Convention Official Youth Presence Adult Mentors, Translators, Chaplain and staff. Filed under: General Convention

Lenten Devotions

November 6, 2014

God, our Creator, who has shown us the way to pray, be with me as I once again devote myself to you. Remind me that, just like Jesus, I must take time away to be with you and focus on the love you have for me. Guide me through my time spent with you, that […]

General Convention Official Youth Presence, Province I

November 6, 2014

Meet David Karpf, Diocese of Connecticut, and Sarah Neumann, Diocese of Massachusetts, both serving on behalf of Province I. Filed under: General Convention

GCOYP's 09 Reflections

November 6, 2014

From our two Province IV Official Youth Presence Members in 2009 Official Youth Presence 2009 was special to me. Which is very hard to say because I’ve pointed to the experiences I had while at General Convention to some of the lowest times in my faith. My advice for those of you who will make […]

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Canon Myra Garnes

Officer for Youth Ministries