Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries

Missionaries Sent by Christ

November 6, 2014

Today’s d365 devotional, written by Neil Myer, focuses on the transformation that happens during mission experiences. Commissioning services at the start of the journey both ritualize the transformative process and reinforce the participation of the entire community. The Episcopal Youth in Mission Manual, now in draft form, embraces the importance of commissioning and offers several sample services […]

The 5 Core Values of an Episcopal Mission Experience or Pilgrimage

November 6, 2014

Today’s guest blogger is Wendy Johnson. Wendy serves as the social media consultant for the Office of Formation and Vocations, is working closely with the Episcopal Youth Event Mission Planning Team, and helping to organize 3 Days of Urban Mission. Along with Cookie Cantwell, Beth Crow and myself, she is one of the primary developers […]

A Worldwide Church in Mission

November 6, 2014

Easter Blessings! I hope that all of you enjoyed a meaningful Holy Week and a joyful Easter celebration. As we moved through the Paschal Triduum last weekend, one prayer at the Vigil stood out for me: O God of unchangeable power and eternal light: Look favorably on your whole Church, that wonderful and sacred mystery; […]

3 Days of Urban Mission: Engaging mission in the heart of the city

November 6, 2014

The Episcopal Youth Event 2014 (EYE14) is one month away and our Mission Planning Team is working diligently to be sure we are creating a dynamic, meaningful event for participants. Following EYE14, more than 300 are staying over in Philadelphia to engage mission in the field through 3 Days of Urban Mission. The majority of 3 Days […]

Join Me in Praying and Working for Justice for Children

November 6, 2014

So many of us continue to be haunted by the violence involving children that has been dominating the news in the past few months. From the sinking of the South Korean ferry, to the lost wreckage of Malaysian flight 370, to the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls, we are reminded now more than ever that our […]

Here's one Youth Ministry book you need to add to your Summer Reading List

November 6, 2014

As we move into June, my hope is that you have added the new book from Sharon Ely Pearson, Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Theologies of Confirmation for the 21st Century, to your summer reading list. This book helps meet the need that I sense among Youth Ministers to deeply consider the rite of Confirmation and bring meaning […]

Your Input Needed on Forma Survey

November 6, 2014

The Offices for Lifelong Formation, Youth Ministry, and Young Adult & Campus Ministry are proud partners with the Forma network. Sharing skills, knowledge, collegial support, and resources across the church cannot be accomplished effectively or efficiently from any single office. Networks of local communities of faith sharing their learnings are key to engaging the Five […]

Bring Back Our Girls

November 6, 2014

I give thanks for my friend and colleague, Roger Hutchison, from the Diocese of Upper South Carolina. As I was feeling hopeless and anxious about the situation with the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria, Roger’s reflection came across social media. He gave eloquent, passionate words to the roiling in my gut and the ache in my […]

Where are you in Mission this summer?

November 6, 2014

As summer approaches, Episcopal youth groups and faith communities will surely be spreading out across the church on mission experiences and pilgrimages. Is your group engaging a mission experience or pilgrimage this summer?If so, we would love to know where you are going and what you might be doing so that we can lift up […]

The Confirmation Project

November 6, 2014

In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop. (BCP, 412) Every […]

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Bronwyn Clark Skov

Officer for Youth Ministry