YOUNG ADULTS

A total of $127,358 has been awarded to 15 recipients of the Episcopal Church 2017 Young Adult and Campus Ministry grants.

Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grants provide funding for dioceses, congregations, and community college/tribal college/university campuses that are doing or seek to do ministry with young adults on and off college campuses.

“These grants help the Episcopal Church live into an expanded understanding of what it means to be in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses,” said the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries. “This is a growing ministry, one that shows the church how to engage mission and the Jesus Movement in new, innovative ways.”

Three Leadership Grants and 12 Program Grants were awarded to 13 dioceses. Leadership Grants will start or reinvigorate young adult and campus ministry initiatives. Program Grants provide seed money to assist in the start-up of new and innovative campus ministries or to enhance a current initiative.

Recipients

Leadership Grants

  • Diocese of Arkansas, Hendrix College Chapel Choir:  $12,000
  • Diocese of Chicago, Chaplain, Brent House: $29,300
  • Diocese of Milwaukee, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church:  $29,800

Program Grants

  • Diocese of Central Gulf Coast, College and Young Adult Ministries – Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grant:  $5,000.00
  • Diocese of Fond du Lac, Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, Lawrence University - Campus Ministry Grant:  $4,451.00
  • Diocese of Fond du Lac, St. Matthias' Truth and Reconciliation, Young Adult Ministry - Young Adult Ministry Grant:  $5,000.00
  • Diocese of Iowa, Breaking Bread - Young Adult Ministry Grant:  $5,000.00
  • Diocese of Iowa, Episcopal Campus Ministry University of Iowa - Campus Ministry Grant:  $5,000.00
  • Diocese of Massachusetts, Life Together - Young Adult Ministry Grant:  $5,000.00
  • Diocese of Michigan, Canterbury House, University of Michigan - Campus Ministry Grant:  $5,000.00
  • Diocese of Minnesota, University Episcopal Community - Campus Ministry Grant:  $5,000.00
  • Diocese of New York, Grace Year - Young Adult Ministry Grant:  $5,107.00
  • Diocese of Northern California, The Belfry, Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry - Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grant:  $5,000.00
  • Diocese of Northern Michigan, Canterbury House Campus Ministry - Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grant:  $5,000.00
  • Diocese of Southern Ohio, The Downtowners Campus Ministry - Campus Ministry Grant:  $1,700.00

A team of reviewers, including Provincial Campus Ministry Coordinators and leaders in ministry with young adults, reviewed the grant applications. A total of 30 applications were received representing $401,000 in requests.

The 2017 Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grants were approved by the Executive Committee of the Episcopal Church Executive Council.

The final round of applications for young adult and campus ministry grants for this triennium will be announced in January 2018.

For more information contact Kelly.

 

A total of $127,358 has been awarded to 15 recipients of the Episcopal Church 2017 Young Adult and Campus Ministry grants. Young Adult and Campus Ministry Grants provide funding for dioceses, congregations, and community college/tribal college/

Register now for the 2017 Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference, CULTIVATE: Resilient Hope, slated for June 25-28 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Austin, TX (Diocese of Texas).

CULTIVATE: Resilient Hope is an Episcopal conference for leaders in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses. The focus will be on how leaders and mentors can cultivate resilient hope in the midst of everyday lives, the current events in our country, and in our communities.

“We hope this gathering will be a time when leaders who are new to this work as well as those who have longstanding roots in this ministry will meet and connect with one another in order to be nourished and nurtured in ministry with young adults,” explained the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Episcopal Church Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministry.

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry will join conference participants on Monday to preach and discuss the importance of young adult and campus ministry.

Registration, housing information, and further details are available here.  Registration does not include transportation to and from the conference.  Registration deadline is June 5.  Subsidized rates are available for current students or Episcopal Service Corps members.

Pre-Conference

In addition to CULTIVATE: Resilient Hope, there will be a Pre-Conference on Sunday, June 25 from 2 pm to 6 pm. The Pre-Conference is geared toward those who are new to ministry (in the last three years) and those who want to explore some of the basics of doing ministry with young adults.

For more information contact Kelly or Valerie Harris, Formation Associate.

 

Register now for the 2017 Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference, CULTIVATE: Resilient Hope, slated for June 25-28 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Austin, TX (Diocese of Texas). CULTIVATE: Resilient Hope is an Episcopal conference

Applications are now accepted for grants to assist with young adults and campus ministries in the Episcopal Church.

Grants are intended to provide funding for an Episcopal ministry (or ecumenical ministry with an Episcopal presence) in a diocese, congregation, or community college/tribal college/university campus that is currently engaging or seeking a new relationship with young adults on and off college campuses.

Grants are for the 2017-18 academic year.  A total of $128,000 is available for this cycle, with a total of $400,000 available this triennium.

Information, application guidelines and other important data are located here.

The application is available here.

Deadline for submitting grants is April 10 by 10 pm Eastern.

There are three categories of grants:

Leadership Grant: to establish a new, restore a dormant, or reenergize a current campus ministry. Grant will range from $20,000-$30,000 and can be used over a two-year period.

Campus Ministry Grants: to provide seed money to assist in the start-up of new, innovative campus ministries or to enhance a current ministry. Grants will range from $3,000-$5,000.

Young Adult Ministry Grants: to provide seed money to assist in the start-up of new, innovative young adult ministries or to enhance a current ministry. Grants range from $3,000-$5,000.

Preference in selection will be given to projects that:

  • are collaborative and bring members of the community together.
  • bring new learning into a community.
  • prepare young adults for leadership and/or provide training for young adults.
  • reach those who are traditionally least likely to seek out a campus ministry or other Episcopal young adult ministry.
  • address the priorities of General Convention.
  • promote reconciliation, evangelism or environmental stewardship.

Ministers in charge of ministry grants are expected to attend any churchwide gatherings of campus or young adult ministers sponsored by the Episcopal Church during the term of the grant. The Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference is slated for June 25-28 in Austin, Texas.

For more information contact the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministry or Valerie Harris, Formation Associate.

Applications are now accepted for grants to assist with young adults and campus ministries in the Episcopal Church. Grants are intended to provide funding for an Episcopal ministry (or ecumenical ministry with an Episcopal presence) in a diocese,
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The application deadline for young adults (21-30 years old) for 2017-2018 placements in the Young Adult Service Corps, commonly known as YASC, has been extended to Friday, January 13.

Through YASC, young adults have an opportunity to transform their own lives while engaging in mission and ministry in the Anglican Communion.

The application for a 2017-2018 placement with additional information and instructions is available hereThe application deadline is Friday, January 6, 2017.

Currently YASCers are serving throughout the Anglican Communion, working alongside partners in administration, agriculture, communication, development, and education. They are serving in Brazil, Costa Rica, England, France, Haiti, Hong Kong, Japan, Jerusalem, Panama, Philippines, and South Africa.

Among possible placements for 2017-2018 are Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, France, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Japan, Jerusalem, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, and Tanzania.

For more information contact Grace Flint, Staff Officer for YASC Programming.

 

YASC blogs available at http://www.episcopalchurch.org/blogs/yasc  

 

The application deadline for young adults (21-30 years old) for 2017-2018 placements in the Young Adult Service Corps, commonly known as YASC, has been extended to Friday, January 13. Through YASC, young adults have an opportunity to transform

Interested in joining a team committed to planning an innovative conference?  If you are in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses, consider applying to serve on the Episcopal Church Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership team.

Applications are now accepted for the planning team for the 2017 Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference slated for June 25-28 in Austin, TX.

“We are inviting those who feel called to help shape this event to apply to be on the Planning Team which will be comprised of design teams who will work together to create our program and worship, as well as focus on hospitality and logistics,” noted the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Staff Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries.

She explained that the goal of the conference is for Episcopal leaders in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses to meet and connect with one another and to be nourished and nurtured in their ministry.  Conference participants – both leaders who are new to this work as well as those who have longstanding roots in this ministry will - will hear from speakers, focus on intentional conversations, build relationships, and learn from one another. 

Applications are available here 

Deadline is December 9 at 5 pm Eastern.

Planning team members must be able to attend in-person planning meetings on February 6-8 and June 24-28, both in Austin.

Please note – conference registration will open in January 2017.

Interested in joining a team committed to planning an innovative conference?  If you are in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses, consider applying to serve on the Episcopal Church Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership team.

Applications are now accepted for the Pastoral Care Team members for the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17).

Drawing hundreds of youth from throughout the Episcopal Church, EYE17 will be held on July 10-14, 2017 on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK, in partnership with the Diocese of Oklahoma.

The Pastoral Care team is open to young adults or adults (at least 19 years of age or older) who are willing to volunteer to support the ministry and work of EYE17.  Among the Pastoral Care Team positions are: Residential Staff; Peer Ministers; Chaplains; and Medical Care Team. Full position descriptions are here 

To serve as a member of the Pastoral Care Team, applicants must be willing to submit to a Criminal Sexual Background Check; provide evidence of completing Safeguarding God’s Children Training; demonstrate experience in successful and appropriate supervision of teens in overnight situations; and be available to travel to Oklahoma City on July 10 and depart no sooner than noon on July 14.

Applications and further information are available here 

Volunteers are expected to provide their own transportation to the event. While volunteers do not have to pay for full event registration for the event, they are requested to contribute $120 to cover the cost of meals; lodging will be provided.

For more information contact the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Pastoral Care Team Coordinator and Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries for the Episcopal Church.

Deadline for applying is November 4.

EYE is every three years in accordance with General Convention Resolution #1982-D079.  The 2017 event marks the thirteenth EYE and remains a popular and well-attended event. EYE17 is geared for youth in grades 9-12 during the 2017-2018 academic year and their adult leaders.  Registration information will be available later this year.

 

Applications are now accepted for the Pastoral Care Team members for the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17). Drawing hundreds of youth from throughout the Episcopal Church, EYE17 will be held on July 10-14, 2017 on the campus of the University of

Applications are now accepted for the 2017 United Thank Offering grants: 10 grants of $2500 for young adults (ages 19-30); and 10 grants of $2500 to seminarians (no age limit).

The focus of the grants is Evangelism and Reconciliation.

The United Thank Offering is a ministry to promote thankfulness and mission in the whole Church. Known worldwide as UTO, the United Thank Offering awards grants for projects that address human needs and help alleviate poverty, both domestically and internationally in the Episcopal Church.

Complete guidelines are available here 

Young Adult Grant Process

  • Young adults, ages 19-30, should submit their applications to their diocese for screening and selection.
  • The bishop will select one application per diocese. The diocesan office will submit its choice by Friday, November 4 at 5 pm Eastern to utoapps@episcopalchurch.org   
  • A bishop’s signature is required on the application. Applications without a bishop’s signature will not be accepted.
  • Young Adult Grant applicants will be notified of the status of their application following Executive Council Approval in January 2017.    

Seminarian Grant Process

  • Seminarian grant applications are intended for start-up costs of new ministries, not for the continuation of ongoing ministries.
  • Seminarians must hail from one of the accredited seminaries of The Episcopal Church listed here or from the Commission for Theological education for Latin American and the Caribbean (CETALC).
  • Seminarians should submit their applications to their dean for screening and selection.
  • The dean will select two applications per seminary. The dean’s office will submit its choice by Friday, November 4 at 5 pm Eastern to utoapps@episcopalchurch.org.
  • The dean’s signature is required on the application. Applications without a dean’s signature will not be accepted.
  • Seminarian Grant applicants will be notified of the status of their application  following the Executive Council meeting in January 2016.   

More information

For more information contact the Rev. Heather Melton, Missioner for the United Thank Offering.

 

Applications are now accepted for the 2017 United Thank Offering grants: 10 grants of $2500 for young adults (ages 19-30); and 10 grants of $2500 to seminarians (no age limit). The focus of the grants is Evangelism and Reconciliation. The United

The youth and adult members of the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) Mission Planning Team have been announced by Bronwyn Clark Skov, Episcopal Church Officer for Youth Ministries.

Drawing hundreds of youth from throughout the Episcopal Church, EYE17 will be held July 10-14, 2017 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK, in partnership with the Diocese of Oklahoma.

“Every individual on this list demonstrated a high level of passion, skill, and dedication to their faith and to the Episcopal Church,” noted Skov. “We are excited to start working with this talented team of youth and adults to put together a meaningful, energizing 2017 Episcopal Youth Event.”

The 2017 event marks the thirteenth EYE and remains a popular and well-attended event. EYE17 is geared for youth in grades 9-12 during the 2016-2017 academic year and their adult leaders.  Registration information will be available later this year.

Youth

  • Enmanuel Almeida, Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana
  • Tyler Benting, Diocese of Southeast Florida
  • Kiera Campbell, Diocese of Olympia
  • Christi Cunningham, Diocese of Fond du Lac
  • Jenna Elmer, Diocese of Oklahoma
  • Rachel Feenstra, Diocese of Connecticut
  • Josh Floberg, Diocese of North Dakota
  • Andrés Gonzalez-Bonillas, Diocese of Arizona
  • Pierce Hubbard, Diocese of Spokane
  • Rebecca Loncar, Diocese of Michigan
  • Trevor Mahan, Diocese of Kansas
  • Avery Nasworthy, Diocese of Massachusetts
  • Leyla Robinson, Diocese of Maryland
  • Devon Shank, Diocese of  Southwest Florida
  • Sharisma Ubiera, Diocese of New Jersey/Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana
  • Chenyeng Vang, Episcopal Church in Minnesota

Adults

  • Grace Aheron, Diocese of Virginia
  • Arlette Benoit, Diocese of Atlanta
  • Ronald Ruiz Braman, Diocese of Idaho
  • Randy Callender, Diocese of Maryland
  • Elizabeth Canaday, Diocese of Oklahoma
  • Jess  Elfring-Roberts, Diocese of Chicago
  • Maggie Foote, Diocese of Southern Ohio
  • Samantha Haycock, Diocese of California/Diocese of Arkansas
  • Christoph Herpel, Convocation of Episcopal Church in Europe
  • Rob Konkol, Diocese of Southern Ohio
  • Frank Sierra, Diocese of West Missouri

Health Team

  • Julia Domenick, Diocese of Georgia
  • Sarah Klitzke, Diocese of Dallas

Staff

  • Valerie Harris, Formation & Vocation Ministries Associate
  • Shannon Kelly, Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries
  • Wendy Johnson, Digital Missioner for Formation
  • Bronwyn Clark Skov, Officer for Youth Ministries.

 

The EYE17 Mission Planning Team will hold its first planning meeting this month at University of Central Oklahoma, the site of EYE17. The team will also meet in October, February 2017, and April.

"I look forward to welcoming this excellent team to Oklahoma,” Oklahoma Bishop Edward J. Konieczny said. “We are excited to work together in planning a great 2017 EYE in Oklahoma City!"

EYE is every three years in accordance with General Convention Resolution #1982-D079

Pastoral team

Applications for young adults to serve on the EYE17 Pastoral Care Team will be available this fall. The pastoral care team includes chaplains, peer ministers, dorm crew, and health care volunteers. The Rev. Shannon Kelly, Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries, will coordinate this aspect of EYE staffing.

For more information contact Skov

The youth and adult members of the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) Mission Planning Team have been announced by Bronwyn Clark Skov, Episcopal Church Officer for Youth Ministries. Drawing hundreds of youth from throughout the Episcopal Church,

A special conference designed for leaders in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses, Nourish: Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference is slated for June 26-29 at the Maritime Institute near Baltimore, MD  

“We hope this gathering will be a time when Episcopal leaders who are new to this work, as well as those who have longstanding roots in this ministry, will meet and connect with one another in order to be nourished and nurtured in ministry with young adults,” explained the Rev Shannon Kelly, Episcopal Church Missioner for Young Adult and Campus Ministries.

The conference will feature plenary speakers, workshops and intentional conversations.

More conference information and registration here 

Kelly also announced that applications are being accepted for the conference’s various design teams: program, worship, social times, hospitality, promotion, and logistics.

"We are inviting those who feel called to help shape this event to apply to be on the design teams,” Kelly stated.

Design team information and application is here  

For more information contact Kelly.

A special conference designed for leaders in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses, Nourish: Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference is slated for June 26-29 at the Maritime Institute near Baltimore, MD   “We hope