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April 29, 2019

Workshop #1: Racial Reconciliation

“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Mt. 22: 36-40)

You have asked yourself ... How much do you love your neighbor? Let us do justice, let us seek peace and take care of the dignity of others. Thus you will take a step towards the path of love.

  • What is the love of neighbor?
  • How can we seek peace and justice in the community??
  • How valuable can a person's dignity be?

Workshop #2: Evangelism

Proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching (2 Timothy 4:2)

Every day we feel the call of Jesus in our lives. How do your words, actions and heart reflect the love and life of Jesus? Where would you like to practice or teach the way of Jesus?

  • How can we reflect the love and life of Jesus in our daily life.
  • How a young person can evangelize?
  • Ways to evangelize
  • "Tips" so that a young person can evangelize
  • Changes that occur through evangelization

Workshop #3: Leadership

Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12)

Are you ready, you, as a young person to be a leader? Build your life in such a way that for others you are an example to follow. Do not be afraid of God's purpose for your life.

  • Preparation to be a leader
  • How to be an example?
  • Understand God's purpose in your life
  • How to face the fear of being a leader

Workshop #4: Creation Care

The heavens are yours, the earth also is yours;
   the world and all that is in it—you have founded them.(Psalms 89:11)

The Lord created the land, but it was delegated to us. So it is our duty to love and respect it as if it were our neighbor. The Lord has given us the gift of creation: the air we breathe, the water that sustains life, the fruits of the earth that nourishes us, and the whole cycle of life without which human life could not prosper. " , What role do you have in caring for our planet?

  • Brief approach to the current situation of the planet.
  • What can we do to improve the situation on the planet
Workshop #1: Racial Reconciliation “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first...
March 7, 2019

Download the EYE17 resource materials

Job descriptions for youth and adults on EYE17 Planning Team:

Job Descriptions for adults serving on Pastoral Care Team:

Other Resources:

Download the EYE17 resource materials Job descriptions for youth and adults on EYE17 Planning Team: Chaplain Evangelism Team Hospitality Team Liturgy Team Program Team Job Descriptions for adults serving on Pastoral Care Team: Pastoral Care Team...
February 7, 2019

Episcopal youth are invited to apply to serve on the Planning Team for the 2020 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20).

To be eligible for the Planning Team, youth applicants must be currently enrolled in grades 9 – 11 and be a communicant in good standing in an Episcopal Church congregation.  In addition, all applicants must be available to travel unaccompanied on the following dates:

  • October 3-6, 2019
  • January 30 - February 2, 2020                              
  • April 16-19, 2020
  • July 5-11, 2020

All travel expenses are paid by the Office of Youth Ministries of the Episcopal Church. If a Team member must travel internationally any necessary visa expenses are paid, as well.

Planning Team members are charged with creating and implementing EYE from beginning to end. Team members must be mature in their faith and able to commit to the work and commitments necessary for the year-long process of developing an international event of this scale.

The online application is available here in English and here in Spanish.

The deadline for receiving applications is March 17, 2019 by 5 pm Eastern.

Episcopal youth are invited to apply to serve on the Planning Team for the 2020 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20). To be eligible for the Planning Team, youth applicants must be currently enrolled in grades 9 – 11 and be a communicant in good standing...
October 5, 2018

Every three years, in accordance with General Convention Resolution #1982-D079, The Episcopal Church convenes an international youth event so “that the energy of the youth of the Episcopal Church can continue to be utilized in active ministry as members of the Body of Christ.” It is our practice to accept applications from across the church to discern a group of youth and adult mentors to serve as members of the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20) Planning Team.

We are now currently accepting applications for adult mentors to serve on the Planning Team. Each applicant must also provide a nomination letter from their diocesan bishop. Details are in the following links:

Click here for the application in English.

Click here for the application in Spanish.

Mentors must be a minimum of 25 years of age, a communicant in good standing in an Episcopal faith community, and have demonstrated capacity and skills in ministry with high school-aged youth. Adults who serve on the EYE20 Planning Team must be proven leaders with passion and skill for working in wider church ministry in one or more the following areas: evangelism, diversity, liturgy, music, teaching, spiritual practices, and pastoral care. All expenses for meetings, travel, food, and lodging are covered by the Youth Ministries Office. Selected team members traveling from other countries who need to acquire travel visas will be reimbursed for their expenses.

All applicants must be available to travel on the following dates:

  • April 24-27, 2019                                          
  • October 3-6, 2019
  • January 30 - February 2, 2020                               
  • April 16-19, 2020
  • EYE July 5-11, 2020

The application process will close at 5 pm EST on November 9, 2018. Questions can be directed to [email protected] regarding the application process. 

Every three years, in accordance with General Convention Resolution #1982-D079, The Episcopal Church convenes an international youth event so “that the energy of the youth of the Episcopal Church can continue to be utilized in active ministry as...
October 30, 2017
Exhiting at EYE17 were: Bexley Seabury Cathedral Books and Gifts Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers Episcopal Church Foundation Episcopal Migration Ministries Episcopal Peace...
October 9, 2017
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The downloadable final report for EYE17 is now available: English Download the EYE17 Final Report - English Download the EYE17 Summary Report - English Spanish Download the EYE17 Final Report - Spanish Download the EYE17 Summary Report - Spanish
August 28, 2017

Linked to the titles below are the materials we have received from Praxis Session Leaders at the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event. This list is updated as resources are received.

50 Digital Tools for Ministry 
Sarah Stonesifer
Center for the Ministry of Teaching @ Virginia Theological Seminary

Advocacy: Using Your Voice for Change
Lacy Broemel and Alan Yarborough
The Episcopal Church Office of Governmental Relations

Introduction to Peer Ministry Leadership
Peer Ministry flyer
Dealing with Conflict
Chad Senuta
Episcopal Diocese of Chicago

For All the Saints!
Tim Schenck and Scott Gunn
Forward Movement

The Beecken Center Trainings for Leadership in the Jesus Movement
James Goodman
The Beecken Center of The School of Theology at the University of the South

These Are Our Bodies
Samantha Haycock, University of Arkansas
Caren Miles, Episcopal Diocese of California

Peace Meditation & Movement: Wisdom-Traditions from Asia
The Rev. Fred Vergara, The Episcopal Church

How Youth Led Ministry Leads to Peace: Sacred Circle (ppt file)
Sacred Circle (doc file)
The Rev. Dr. John Palarine, Diocese of Southwest Florida and founder of Youth Presence Ministries

Love God, Love Neighbor: The Episcopal Church Welcomes Refugees
Allison Duvall, Episcopal Migration Ministries
Kendall Martin, Episcopal Migration Ministries

Get to Know Kids4Peace
Father Josh Thomas

 

Linked to the titles below are the materials we have received from Praxis Session Leaders at the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event. This list is updated as resources are received. 50 Digital Tools for Ministry  Sarah Stonesifer Center for the Ministry of...
August 28, 2017

Opening Eucharist

  • 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) - words and music by Matt Redman (CCLI)
  • Down By The Riverside - traditional words, music arr. Clarence C. White
  • I Have Decided to Follow Jesus - words attributed to S. Sundar Singh, music is a Hindustani Melody with an additional verse by Sam Hensley
  • Joyful, Joyful - words by Henry Van Dyke, music is Song of Joy by Ludwig Van Beethoven (1982 Hymnal
  • Let Your Spirit Come - words and music by John Chisum (CCLI)
  • Many and Great - words are an American folk hymn, rev. Philip Frazier, music is a Dakota Indian Chant (Lacquiparle) (1982 Hymnal)
  • Prayer - music and words by Sam Hensley
  • Put Peace Into Each Others Hands - words by Fred Kaan, music is an Irish Melody from St. Columba (One License)
  • Sanctuary - words and music by John W. Thompson and Randy Scruggs (CCLI)
  • Santo, Santo, Santo (One License)
  • Unidos - words by Benjamin Villanueva, music by Benjamin Villanueva (CCLI)

Tuesday Evening Plenary

  • Montaña (traditional)
  • Peace Before Us - words and music by David Haas (One License)
  • Prince of Peace - words and music by Marc Imboden and Tammi Rhoton (CCLI)
  • We Cannot Measure How You Heal - words by John Bell and Graham Maule, music by Ye Banks and Braes (One License)

Wednesday Morning Bus Dismissal

  • God Has Spoken - words by Willard F. Jabusch, music is a Torah Song (CCLI)
  • Trading My Sorrows - by Darrell Evans (CCLI)

Thursday Morning Plenary

  • All Around - words and music by Aaron Lindsey, Curt Coffield and Israel Houghton (CCLI)
  • Celebremos - words and music by Coffey Anderson (CCLI)
  • Peace, Salaam, Shalom - by Pat Humphries and Sandy Opatow (used with permission)
  • Prayer of St. Francis - words attr. to St. Francis of Assisi, music by Sam Hensley 

Closing Eucharist

  • All Hearts Are Open - words and music by Sam Hensley
  • Come Thou Font - words by Robert Robinson, music by Nettleton; Spanish verse translated by Thomas M.Westrup
  • Earth and All Stars - words by Herbert Brokering, music by David N. Johnson (One License)
  • Good Good Father - words and music by Anthony Brown and Pat Barrett (CCLI)
  • Here I Am, Lord - words and music by Dan Schutte, S.J. (One License)
  • Montaña (traditional)
  • Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) - words and music by Joel Houston, Matt Crocker and Salomon Ligthelm (CCLI)
  • Prince of Peace - by Marc Imboden and Tammi Rhoton (CCLI)
  • Seek Ye First - words and music by Karen Lafferty
  • We are the Body of Christ - words by Jaime Cortez and Bob Hurd, music by Jaime Cortez 
Opening Eucharist 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) - words and music by Matt Redman (CCLI) Down By The Riverside - traditional words, music arr. Clarence C. White I Have Decided to Follow Jesus - words attributed to S. Sundar Singh, music is a...