EYE11 Final Report

Gracious and Loving God, you declare your glory and show forth your creation in the heavens and the earth. Deliver us from the service of self, that we may build upon the work you give us to do in truth and beauty; that we may share your love with others and fulfill your mission, for the sake of him who came among us as servant, your son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.

Collect for EYE written by the EYE Worship Team 

Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) 2011 offered three full days of worship, sharing, praying, learning, singing, and working. Focused on mission, EYE utilized the Five Marks of Mission and the Millennium Development Goals – coupled with the hard work of the youth and adults on the Mission Planning Team – to call participants into a greater awareness of and commitment to God’s mission in the world.

As a triennial event mandated by the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, this was the 11th EYE. With such a strong and successful history, EYE11, in many ways, may have felt quite similar to past events. However, there were distinct differences. These included the shorter time, the minimized financial impact on the church and participants, and the focus on mission (exemplified by the house built on site and the 3 Days of Mission offerings that followed the official event).

EYE11 By the Numbers

  • 730 youth
  • 310 adults
  • 50 bishops
  • 100+ support staff

That adds up to over 1,100 people coming together to build their faith, share their stories as Christians, and fulfill their call to join God’s mission for the world.

The Four EYE Core Values

Core Value: Focusing on Jesus Christ and his presence in our lives, EYE will provide an opportunity and create an environment where young people and adults who accompany them can continue to grow on their journey in faith.

Core Value: Striving to be a uniquely Episcopal Community and acknowledging that each person is a child of God and that we are called together into a full relationship with God and God’s Creation, we claim that we are a sacramental people of common prayer with diverse understandings and cultural contexts, all of whom work together as the Body of Christ.

Core Value: Celebrating our mission and our ministry as the Body of Christ in Community, we will offer training for young people and adults and equip them to be faithful servant leaders in their local and diocesan communities.

Core Value: Embracing the Anglican Marks of Mission as our charge, we will strive to engage the passion and energy of faithful youth, to embrace their call to ministry, and to empower them to put their faith into action.

Read the full EYE11 Final Report.

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