Applications open for adults 25 years or older interested in serving on EYE 2020 planning team
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.
Applications are now open for adult mentors to serve on the EYE20 Planning Team. A nomination letter from their diocesan bishop must accompany each application. Applications are available in English and Spanish.
“The Episcopal Youth Event is always a high energy, high engagement opportunity for Episcopal youth and their mentors. Adults serving in this church-wide capacity are entrusted with bringing local customs to the planning process as we learn about blending, adopting, and adapting traditions and innovations in teaching and liturgy from across the entire church,” said Bronwyn Clark Skov, Director for Faith Formation, Youth and Young Adult and Campus Ministries. “It is servant ministry in which they help to equip and empower our rising generation of leaders. We look forward to the planning process and discerning the theme, activities and unique aspects of EYE20.”
Mentors must be at least 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 5-10, 2020
The application process will close at 5 p.m. EST on November 9, 2018. Questions can be directed to [email protected] regarding the application process.
The 2020 Episcopal Youth Event will be held July 6-10 and will welcome youth in grades 9-12 during the 2019-2020 academic year. The location has not yet been announced.
Applications for youth interested in serving on the EYE20 Planning Team will open in January 2019. Applications to serve on the Young Adult Pastoral Care Team will open later in 2019.