Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries

Planning a Mission Experience

November 6, 2014

To help leaders prepare for mission experiences, we are incorporating a Youth in Mission Planning Timeline into the forthcoming Episcopal Youth in Mission Manual. Essentially, there are 3 key elements to every transformative mission experience: planning preparation prayer PlanningIf possible, begin planning your trip 9-12 months ahead. Work with an adult leadership team and start making lists […]

Mission in the West

November 6, 2014

Recently I was invited to Idaho to attend their annual Diocesan Convention. I conversed with the Rt. Rev. Brian Thom and members of his staff to learn how I might be most helpful. The theme they selected was “Many Voices, One Song.” Bishop Thom asked that I help them understand and address issues of the […]

Registration Opening for EYE14 Changed to January 6

November 6, 2014

In previous posts and documents, we have promoted a January 3, 2014 opening for registration for the Episcopal Youth Event 2014. The date for opening online registration for EYE14 is being changed to January 6, 2014. The change is being made to ensure that all diocesan registrars have ample time to enjoy their Christmas and […]

Lesson Plans, Special Offering for Diocese of Haiti on Earthquake Anniversary

November 6, 2014

In recognition of this Sunday, January 12, 2014 as the fourth anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, my colleague, Shannon Kelly, posted the following article today on the EpiscoLifelong blog. I highly commend the referenced Lesson Plans and bulletin insert and hope that your faith community will consider the special collection to support rebuilding Holy […]

Still Fine Tuning the EYE14 Registration Process

November 6, 2014

Greetings in Epiphany! Today is the much anticipated day that we planned to open registration for the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE14) and 3 Days of Urban Mission. We are still working on some technical glitches in the registration software in an effort to make the process as simple as possible for diocesan registrars. Sometime in the […]

EYE14 Pre-Conference to be Hosted by Diversity and Ethnic Ministries Team

November 6, 2014

In order to be intentional about supporting and fostering cultural and ethnic diversity at the triennial Episcopal Youth Event (EYE14), the Ethnic Missioners from the Diversity and Ethnic Ministries Team are hosting a pre-conference where registered EYE14 participants from diocesan delegations may arrive early to build relationships with their peers and leaders. The pre-conference, which will […]

EYE14: Liturgy & Music Committee report

November 6, 2014

by Thomas Alexander, EYE14 Mission Planning Team, Liturgy & Music Committee member  I love working with the Episcopal Youth Event Liturgy & Music Committee. We are all so different, literally stretching to every corner of the country, and we all have such unique experiences of God through worship, but somehow, we can joyfully come together […]

Registration Guidelines for EYE14

November 6, 2014

I am writing this blog post on the train to Philadelphia with several adult members of our Episcopal Youth Event 2014 (EYE14) Mission Planning Team to tour our event venue, Villanova University, and potential mission experience sites for 3 Days of Urban Mission. Accompanying me are Shannon Kelly, Wendy Johnson and Cookie Cantwell, along with Province […]

EYE14: 3 Days of Urban Mission Q & A

November 6, 2014

3 Days of Urban Mission will be held July 13 – 16, 2014 and is open to Episcopal Youth Event 2014 (EYE14) participants. Here are a few common questions we are receiving about 3 Days of Urban Mission. The name references 3 days, but it appears to be only 2 days long. 3 Days of Urban […]

Faith Formation Academy to Offer Certification in Youth & Family Ministry

November 6, 2014

Today’s guest blogger is Randall Curtis. Randall is the Ministry Developer for Young Adults and Youth in the Episcopal Church in Arkansas. He also served as our resident tech expert at EYE11. Just last week, Randall was elected President of Forma.  He blogs at theholygeek.com. When I started in youth ministry in Oklahoma City 18 years ago, I was 20 years old […]

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Bronwyn Clark Skov

Officer for Youth Ministry