Youth and Young Adults

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 21:30

General Convention ended on July 13th, the Official Youth Presence (GCOYP) left on the 12th. My mother, a deputy, kept me in Austin for the extra day, so I had the honor of being the only youth in the entire Official Youth Presence section of the...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 21:30

General Convention can be intimidating. On our first day on the floor, the Official Youth Presence filed into our seats in the back of the House. We looked out on hundreds of people, and tables set up within an impossibly large room. We sat...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 21:30

Buenas tardes. Mi nombre es Maria Gonzalez, soy de la diócesis de Olympia, y estoy aquí con la presencia oficial de jóvenes. Gracias por permitirme hablar delante de ustedes hoy. My name is Maria Gonzalez. I am sixteen years old. I am the daughter...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 21:30

Youth can be a disruption. I am sure most would agree. As a youth myself, I have accepted this fate. Deputies, bishops, and various other General Convention attendees surely can attest to this fact. As Convention continues these people will most...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 21:30

On Friday July 6 General Convention experienced the first of several joint sessions between the house of bishops and house of deputies. The screens at the front of the house, however, made no mention of joint sessions- instead they were emblazoned...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:09

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...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 10:40

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