Discerning Christian Vocation with Youth Across Europe

Mission MondaysRecently 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). Both of these events included youth and adults from several of the parishes and missions in Germany, Switzerland, France and Belgium. [More...]

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

Mission MondaysThe 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 of Urban Mission volunteers will lodge at the University of Pennsylvania in inner-city Philadelphia. About 60 additional volunteers will be housed at the Episcopal Mission Center, managed by the Diocese of Pennsylvania. [More...]

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. [More...]

Discerning Christian Vocation with Youth Across Europe

Mission MondaysRecently 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). Both of these events included youth and adults from several of the parishes and missions in Germany, Switzerland, France and Belgium. [More...]

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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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Here’s one Youth Ministry book you need to add to your Summer Reading List

As we move into June, my hope is that you have added the new book from Sharon Ely Pearson, Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Theologies of Confirmation for the 21st Century, to your summer reading list. This book helps meet the need that I sense among Youth Ministers to deeply consider the rite of Confirmation and bring meaning […]

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Join Me in Praying and Working for Justice for Children

So many of us continue to be haunted by the violence involving children that has been dominating the news in the past few months. From the sinking of the South Korean ferry, to the lost wreckage of Malaysian flight 370, to the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls, we are reminded now more than ever that our […]

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Your Input Needed on Forma Survey

The Offices for Lifelong Formation, Youth Ministry, and Young Adult & Campus Ministry are proud partners with the Forma network. Sharing skills, knowledge, collegial support, and resources across the church cannot be accomplished effectively or efficiently from any single office. Networks of local communities of faith sharing their learnings are key to engaging the Five […]

Where are you in Mission this summer?

As summer approaches, Episcopal youth groups and faith communities will surely be spreading out across the church on mission experiences and pilgrimages. Is your group engaging a mission experience or pilgrimage this summer?If so, we would love to know where you are going and what you might be doing so that we can lift up […]

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