The Episcopal Service Corps (ESC) invites young leaders ages 21 to 32 interested in a transformative outreach and discernment experience to apply online for the 2023-24 program year.
To help young adults discern whether a year through ESC is right for them, ESC will host four virtual open houses to answer questions and give participants a chance to hear from current and former corps members. Potential applicants are also encouraged to take ESC’s online discernment quiz.
Those interested can register online to attend a virtual open house on the following days:
- Thursday, Jan. 5, 9 p.m. Eastern
- Wednesday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m. Eastern
- Sunday, Feb. 26, 5 p.m. Eastern
- Thursday, March 2, 8 p.m. Eastern.
Episcopal Service Corps is a network of young adults who commit at least one year to transforming themselves and the world through community building, local collaboration, prayer, and action while living in locally organized intentional communities within the U.S. Each corps member serves at a community-based nonprofit and receives housing, health coverage, spiritual direction, mentorship, and stipends to cover living expenses, transportation, and food.
Many corps members move into positions of leadership within their churches, the wider Episcopal Church, and community organizations.
“Young adults participating in ESC come from all over the United States and all walks of life,” said Wendy Johnson, manager of the ESC network for The Episcopal Church. “For more than 20 years, ESC has been built on the belief that change happens when we bring together diverse teams of committed and passionate young leaders and support them as they tackle some of our nation’s most difficult challenges.”