Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries

Embracing Our Baptismal Promises Through Mission Experiences and Pilgrimages

November 6, 2014

Today’s Mission Monday post is another excerpt from the forthcoming Episcopal Youth in Mission Manual. This article, from the introductory pages of the draft Manual, explores the understanding of mission we gather from the promises made at Baptism. Enjoy! Our Baptismal Promises: The Foundation of Christian Mission Experiences and Pilgrimages Celebrant: Will you continue in […]

Discerning Your Mission Experience or Pilgrimage Site

November 6, 2014

You know you are called to a Mission Experience or Pilgrimage….but where? Knowing where to serve can be one of the most daunting aspects of planning. Either the scope of the mission field can feel overwhelming or the finding the right location can seem impossible. To begin to determine a location, gather your adult and […]

Reaffirming Our Call as Missionaries to Share the Good News

November 6, 2014

January travel has been pretty amazing in this new year. During the week of January 13, my colleagues in The Episcopal Church’s Missionary Society gathered in New York City to network, worship, learn, and update equipment. We also got to meet new staff members, greet those whom we haven’t seen for a while, and welcome […]

More than 1,000 Expected to Participate in EYE14

November 6, 2014

The numbers are in and registration for the Episcopal Youth Event 2014 (EYE14) is now officially closed. We offer prayers of praise and gratitude for everyone who has committed to participating in this exciting event. Currently we have 78 dioceses registered and anticipate between 1,000 and 1,200 participants, including youth, adults, volunteers, bishops and staff. In addition, […]

Resources for Planning for Your Next Mission Experience

November 6, 2014

Planning a mission experience or pilgrimage requires significant organization and attention to detail. This week, we are pleased to share with you our draft Mission Experience and Pilgrimage Planning Checklist, which offers planners a chronologically-organized “To Do List” starting as far as out as 12 months before you depart. When you download this pdf document, […]

Report from EYE14 Liturgy and Music Committee

November 6, 2014

Hello all! I am Lillian Hardaway from the Diocese of Upper South Carolina and I am honored to be serving on EYE14 Mission Planning Team. Specifically, I am serving on the Liturgy and Music Committee.  We are busily preparing for the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE14), which is coming up in just five short months! The Liturgy […]

Discerning Youth Participants for a Mission Team

November 6, 2014

Yesterday’s Mission Monday blog post was postponed until today to allow for a day of rest after last weekend’s Episcopal Youth Event 2014 (EYE14) Mission Planning Team meeting. We are excited about the planning going into EYE14 and look forward to sharing more details in the coming weeks. In the meantime, happy Mission Tuesday.  When […]

EYE14 Registration Deadline is Saturday March 15

November 6, 2014

Saturday, March 15, is the deadline for diocesan delegations to register their high school participants and adult leaders for the 2014 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE14). All identified diocesan registrars received the registration link in January and via a reminder email earlier this week. As of the end of the day on Thursday, March 13, we […]

How Do We Address Peacemaking in Youth Programming?

November 6, 2014

Last week, I had the privilege of participating in Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence. The event was organized to help Episcopalians renew their commitment to the Gospel call to make peace in a world of violence. The gathering of 220 people, including 34 bishops, Presiding Bishop Katharine […]

Commissioning Youth to Enter the Mission Field

November 6, 2014

In just a month or two, many youth programs will be embarking on mission experiences throughout The Episcopal Church. For each Mission Team, an important element of preparation is commissioning from the wider community. Both for the missionaries and for the sending congregation, it is important to remember that this team is being sent to represent […]

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Contact:
Bronwyn Clark Skov

Officer for Youth Ministry