Faith Formation Academy to Offer Certification in Youth & Family Ministry

Today’s guest blogger is Randall Curtis. Randall is the Ministry Developer for Young Adults and Youth in the Episcopal Church in Arkansas. He also served as our resident tech expert at EYE11. Just last week, Randall was elected President of Forma.  He blogs at [Read more…]

Reaffirming Our Call as Missionaries to Share the Good News

January travel has been pretty amazing in this new year.

During the week of January 13, my colleagues in The Episcopal Church’s Missionary Society gathered in New York City to network, worship, learn, and update equipment. [Read more…]

Embracing Our Baptismal Promises Through Mission Experiences and Pilgrimages

Mission MondaysToday’s Mission Monday post is another excerpt from the forthcoming Episcopal Youth in Mission Manual. This article, from the introductory pages of the draft Manual, explores the understanding of mission we gather from the promises made at Baptism. [Read more…]

EYE14 Pre-Conference to be Hosted by Diversity and Ethnic Ministries Team

eye_logoIn order to be intentional about supporting and fostering cultural and ethnic diversity at the triennial Episcopal Youth Event (EYE14), the Ethnic Missioners from the Diversity and Ethnic Ministries Team are hosting a pre-conference where registered EYE14 participants from diocesan delegations may arrive early to build relationships with their peers and leaders. [Read more…]

Still Fine Tuning the EYE14 Registration Process

eye_logoGreetings in Epiphany!

Today is the much anticipated day that we planned to open registration for the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE14) and 3 Days of Urban Mission. We are still working on some technical glitches in the registration software in an effort to make the process as simple as possible for diocesan registrars.

Sometime in the next 72 hours each registrar will receive an official invitation to the registration process. We anticipate having registration open this week through March 15, unless we reach lodging capacity before March 15. In that event, we will close registration and notify any remaining dioceses that we are full, and we will see if it’s possible to negotiate alternative lodging sites close to the Villanova campus.

All registrars should take this opportunity to review the registration guidelines (which can be found by clicking here) and double-check that they have completed forms for each attendee. Those forms are available here and will need to be forwarded and completed electronically. Instructions about uploading these forms will be in the registration confirmation email that is auto generated at the end of each registration process. That email will also provide deposit and payment information.

The ethnic missioners representing our Asian, Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American/Indigenous populations will be hosting an EYE14 Pre-Conference for youth of these constituencies. If you would like more information about this opportunity, please contact me directly for more information at

I do apologize for our delay and trust that you understand it is in your best interest that we continue the fine-tuning of our registration process before we go live. We are ever so close to being ready and appreciate your prayers, patience, and cooperation.