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Q&A on 2015 General Convention Official Youth Presence

Applications for participation in the General Convention Official Youth Presence (GCOYP) have been open for a week and several members of the youth ministry network have called or emailed with questions. Here are a couple of questions with my responses that are worth sharing with the larger community. What about my 15 year old freshman who […]

3 Days of Urban Mission: Engaging mission in the heart of the city

The Episcopal Youth Event 2014 (EYE14) is one month away and our Mission Planning Team is working diligently to be sure we are creating a dynamic, meaningful event for participants. Following EYE14, more than 300 are staying over in Philadelphia to engage mission in the field through 3 Days of Urban Mission. The majority of 3 Days […]

Gen Con Final Report

General Convention final reports

I am pleased to provide these final reports from this past summer’s General Convention. Each section is posted separately as they are large files. All are downloadable pdfs.

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Discerning Christian Vocation with Youth Across Europe

Recently I had the pleasure of joining the youth ministers and young people of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe for their annual youth events. For many years they have been convening teenagers for Youth Across Europe (YAE) during Ascension week. Recently they added a program for 10-13 year olds called Juniors Across Europe (JAE). […]

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Q&A on 2015 General Convention Official Youth Presence

Applications for participation in the General Convention Official Youth Presence (GCOYP) have been open for a week and several members of the youth ministry network have called or emailed with questions. Here are a couple of questions with my responses that are worth sharing with the larger community. What about my 15 year old freshman who […]

The Confirmation Project

In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop. (BCP, 412) Every […]

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New Resources for a New Program Year

The leaves are turning, the days are getting shorter, and our programs have resumed for a new year. As a teacher and then Christian educator, autumn meant welcoming back children and youth who took a ‘church hiatus’ over the summer. It was also a time when I eagerly opened the boxes that the postal service or UPS dropped off at my office. It was like Christmas to see and sort through the new curricula, books, and resources.

Available Grant Funding To Support New and Creative Ministry

Funding is currently available through three grant programs offered through The Episcopal Church. Each is listed below with links for more information. Be sure to check the deadlines for application submission – they range from the end of this month to November 1. 2015 Roanridge Trust Award Grants Applications are now accepted for the 2015 Roanridge Trust […]

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Discerning Christian Vocation with Youth Across Europe

Recently I had the pleasure of joining the youth ministers and young people of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe for their annual youth events. For many years they have been convening teenagers for Youth Across Europe (YAE) during Ascension week. Recently they added a program for 10-13 year olds called Juniors Across Europe (JAE). […]

3 Days of Urban Mission: Engaging mission in the heart of the city

The Episcopal Youth Event 2014 (EYE14) is one month away and our Mission Planning Team is working diligently to be sure we are creating a dynamic, meaningful event for participants. Following EYE14, more than 300 are staying over in Philadelphia to engage mission in the field through 3 Days of Urban Mission. The majority of 3 Days […]

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