Youth Ministries



September 9, 2013

By: Bronwyn

Today I am pleased to welcome Rob Johnson as guest blogger. Rob is a longtime friend, fellow youth minister, and advocate for social change. Rob teaches Religion and Project Adventure at Breck School, an Episcopal, coeducational, college prep school in Minneapolis. He also serves as the Sunday...

September 4, 2013

By: Bronwyn

As the program year kicks off, we also prepare to welcome new members into our communities.

Here are a few books from Leader Resources that might be useful in helping individuals and families understand and feel at home in the Episcopal Church. You might also consider using them as...

August 28, 2013

By: Bronwyn

Episcopal Relief & Development yesterday published their 2012 Annual Summary. When you have a free moment, click the picture at right to take a look at it.

The Annual Summary is not only beautiful but is an important reminder of the critical nature of Episcopal Relief &...

August 27, 2013

By: Bronwyn

This summer while I have been home for an uncharacteristically long stretch of time, I have been the delighted recipient of postcards from several of my goddaughters, nieces and nephew.

All of these youngsters have received postcards from me as I travel about the continent and the world...

August 26, 2013

By: Bronwyn

Much as I am an advocate for and practitioner of Youth Ministry, I have always been of the school of holistic and lifelong approaches to Christian Formation.

Youth Ministry should not function in a vacuum or a silo apart from the body of the congregation, but from within the center of...

August 22, 2013

By: Bronwyn

It’s no secret that we have a wonderful and capable social media director keeping the blogs rolling and the Twitter feed tweeting and the Facebook sites posting for all offices of the Formation and Vocation Ministries Team.

Wendy Johnson has been on contract part-time with us for...

August 21, 2013

By: Bronwyn

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him and without him not one thing came into being.  John 1:1-3a

Yes, it’s that time of year again.

In some parts of the...

August 12, 2013

By: Wendy Johnson

Below you will find an excerpts from an interview with Elizabeth Heenan, Volunteer Coordinator for Hurricane Sandy Response, which was recently published by Episcopal Relief & Development in their Lamplight newsletter.

As part of the rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Sandy, ...

August 6, 2013

By: Bronwyn

While I’m on vacation I have arranged for a series of guest bloggers and re-posts from blogs that I have really enjoyed. Today I am pleased to share this blog post by Scott Pontier, Lead Consultant with Ministry Architects. It originally appeared in the Ministry Architects blog on Friday,...

August 5, 2013

By: Bronwyn

Summer camp is a consistent story shared by many adult Christians, as is Confirmation Class amongst those of us who celebrate sacraments. I have been blessed and transformed as an adult participating in “confirmation camps” and am grateful for the story shared by our guest blogger today, Maggie...