Applications open for EYE planning team
After three years’ delay due to COVID-19 restrictions, The Episcopal Church Department of Faith Formation is pleased to announce dates in 2023 for the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) and Evento de Jóvenes Episcopales (EJE).
In addition, the application period is open for those interested in serving on the EYE planning team. The deadline to receive applications is July 15.
The Episcopal Youth Event will be held July 4-8, 2023, at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. This event is open to Episcopal youth in grades 9-12 during the 2022-23 academic year and their adult mentors.
Evento de Jóvenes Episcopales—for Episcopal youth ages 16-26 and their adult mentors—will be held the week of July 16, 2023, at a location to be determined.
Information on how to register is forthcoming.
Since the adoption of a General Convention resolution in 1982, The Episcopal Church has supported an international youth ministry event at least once during each triennium. The last one was held in the summer of 2019 in Panama City, Panama. Prior to that, the 2017 Episcopal Youth Event drew more than 1,400 youth, adult mentors, workshop leaders, speakers, and volunteers.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has described the Episcopal Youth Event as “one of the most important and transformational ministries of The Episcopal Church. Over the years, so many youths have begun their journey in the Jesus Movement through it.”
Planning team members play a significant role in creating and implementing the Episcopal Youth Event. Applicants must be enrolled in grades 9-11 and be a communicant in good standing in an Episcopal Church congregation.