Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries calls for passion, patience, and faithfulness – pointing out the sacred in the midst of the chaos of adolescence and walking faithfully with young people as they transition from child to young adult. Youth Ministries is a bridging ministry of education, connection, formation, and hopefully, transformation.

Responding to the spiritual needs of teens is about building trusting relationships. The Episcopal Church strives to walk with young people on their journeys from childhood to adulthood, recognizing their gifts for ministry, their questions about spirituality, and their desire to make a difference in the world. The Youth Ministries Office is grounded in the Five Marks of Mission and the Baptismal Covenant, building churchwide networks to invite, inspire, affirm, and equip youth for discipleship and Christian leadership in their lives and their communities. 

Definition of Youth, Young Adult in The Episcopal Church

Model Policies and Sample Forms

Confirmation

Episcopal Youth Ministry Network

Episcopal Youth Event 2020

The 2020 Episcopal Youth Event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through much discernment, prayer, and consultation, the Office for Youth Ministries, with the full support of the Department of Faith Formation and the Presiding Bishop and his Executive Leadership Team, has postponed the 2020 Episcopal Youth Event.
Read the full statement on the EYE20 website.

From the Blog

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  • Sigue a EJE19
  • Definition of Youth, Young Adult in The Episcopal Church
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  • Formularios para EJE19
    Los siguientes formularios deben ser enviados por cada participante en EJE19: Información de Contacto EJE19 Autorización Médica EJE19 Acuerdo y consentimiento de participación EJE19 Cuando tenga su conjunto de formularios competo, puede subirlos aquí.

Contact:
Bronwyn Clark Skov

Officer for Youth Ministry