Main Menu

Home
Audio/Video Library
About Us
ACNA
Budget
Building for Christ
Cathedral
Clergy Directory
Church Directory
Contact Us
Deacons
Deaneries
Diocesan Office
Diocesan Structure
GAFCON
Global South
Parochial Report
Staff Directory
Our Seal
Visiting Bishop
Bishop Lawrence
About Us
Statement of Faith
Employment
Job Openings
Anglican Partnerships
Bishop Lawrence
Bishop's Schedule
About Bishop Lawrence
Bishop's Messages
Committees
Anglican Missional Partnerships
Commission on Ministry
Diocesan Council
Ecclesiastical Court
Evangelism
Finance Department
Liturgy and Worship
Provincial Affiliation
Standing Committee
Stewardship
Communication
Enewsletter
Jubilate Deo
Photo Gallery
Submission Guidelines
Photo Albums
Treasurers' Tips
Contact Us
Staff Directory
Clergy Directory
Church Directory
Search for Church
Contact Us
Convention Information
Convention Information
Convention Workshops
Convention News
Convention Nominations Sought
Convention Journals
Convention Notes
Convention Archives
Convention Audio and Video Files
Delegate Certification Form
223rd Convention Media
Delegate Information
Donate Now
Governance
Constitution
Canons
Diocesan Council
Standing Committee
Trustees
Statement of Faith
Institutions
Anglican Leadership Institute
St. Christopher
Canterbury House
Porter Gaud School
SC Episcopal Home
Voorhees College
York Place
Job Openings
Legal Defense Fund
Legal News & Media
Ministries & Departments
1670 Legacy
Addiction Recovery
Anglicans for Life
Anglican Relief and Development Fund
Brothrhd of St. Andrew
Christian Faith Formation
Young Adult Ministry
Cursillo
Daughters of the King
Faith Encouragement Ministries
Hispanic Ministry
Kairos Prison Ministry
Order of Saint Vincent
Social Ministries
St. Luke - Physician
Stewardship
Grandparenting
Men's Ministry
Women's Ministry
Youth Ministry
News & Events
Jubilate Deo
Submission Guidelines
Latest News
Job Openings
Photo Gallery
Media Room
Diocesan Calendar
Audio/Video Library
Resources - Clergy
Cursillo Application
Marriage
Ordination Process
Supply Clergy
Sabbatical Guidelines
Parochial Report Forms
Visitation Customary
Pension Information
Job Openings
Benefits & Compensation
Child Abuse Prevention
Commission on Ministry
Deacons
Resources - General
Background Check
Diocesan Forms
Diocesan Payroll Plan
Disaster Preparedness
Hurricane Preparedness
Letter of Agreement Rector
Medical Insurance
Marriage
Ordination Process
Parish Audits
Parochial Report
Parochial Report Forms
Prayer Calendar
Risk Management
Stewardship
Vestry Handbook
Safeguarding God's Children
Treasurer's Office
Dio. Audited Fin.l Stmts.
Budget
Clergy Compensation
Clergy Salary Worksheet
Declaration of Intent
Employee Classification
Parish Audits
Pledge Report
Sample Housing Resolutions
Treasurers' Tips
Housing Allowance Worksheet
Overtime Rules
Parochial Report Forms
Make a Payment

Who's Online Now

We have 145 guests and no members online

 

 

 

November 1, 2017


Dear Clergy, 


The Young Adult Task Force requests that each parish take a brief survey regarding young adult participation in your congregation. We request that one clergy from each church fill out the survey with as much detail as possible so that we might gain a “statistical” reality of Young Adult Ministry in the diocese.  If you have any questions, please contact me at Trevor@holycross.net. Churches with multiple clergy may find it helpful if the Rector assigns one person to fill this out.

Take the survey.
 
Many Blessings, 
 
The Rev. Trevor Spencer
Diocesan Young Adult Task Force

 

young adult meeting 16

More “Chairs” for Young Adults

Young Adult Task Force Launched


By The Rev. Trevor Spencer, Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island, Daniel Island and Ion

We needed more chairs. This was the reality on Saturday morning in the Diocesan House library when 18 diocesan leaders, mostly young adults, answered Bishop Mark Lawrence’s call to discuss the state of young adult ministry in the Diocese.

It was six months ago or so that Langdon Stewart, a lay leader in the Diocese with ties to Evangelism Explosion, and I ran into each other at a local coffee shop. On several occasions he and Bishop Lawrence had discussed the idea of gathering young adults and church leaders who are engaged in young adult ministry together. Langdon set out to bring folks together, discuss the needs, and see what the Lord would do.

And there we were on June 4, thanks to Langdon’s work, with chairs filling up.

As young adults (we defined this as those aged 18-35) discussed their engagement within the church, several realities began to emerge.

The first was the need to understand what’s actually happening within congregations in the lives of young adults.

The second was to create a working group of leaders, representative of all demographics within this age group, into a Diocesan Young Adult Task Force. Bishop Lawrence said, “This task force will seek to help inspire ministry with, to, and for young adults both within the local congregation and in the diocese.”

Finally, we decided to hold a diocesan retreat to connect young adults relationally, equip them for ministry in their communities and churches, and provide resources for parishes seeking to enhance and develop ministries in this area.

We have more chairs. We’ve begun moving toward all three goals. Clergy are being surveyed; a Task Force has been established and met a second time; and a Diocesan Retreat is scheduled for November 18-20 at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center (more details will be forthcoming).

There’s a lot of enthusiasm for this effort. I received a text message early one morning from a member of the task force saying, “My heart for the project is huge.”

Is your heart for this ministry equally huge? I’d like to extend to you an invitation. First, pray with us as we seek to minister with young adults — those in our church and those outside of it. Second, join us. If you’re interested in being engaged in this work, contact me (Trevor Spencer) at trevor@holycross.net or (843) 883-3586 and let’s talk about it.

We, indeed, have more chairs. More chairs for this particular work, but also more chairs (or pews) in the life of our parishes. Seats we’re certain God has plans to fill with young adults, who love God, are engaged with the world, and are ministering in His name.

 Let's Connect!

like us on facebook

Visit Bishop's Blog

enews head from

Sign up for our e-newsletter.

View past issues of e-newsletter.

Latest News

Death of the Rev. John Foster, III
Thu, December 21, 2017

The Rev. John Foster, III
September 30, 1957 - December 21, 2017 Please keep the family and loved ones of the Rev. John Foster in your prayers. John d [ ... ]

latest news+ Full Story
Congregational Reporting Begins January 1
Wed, December 20, 2017

The Congregational Reporting  (a.k.a. parochial reports) process is about to begin for the churches in our diocese. The process will be [ ... ]

latest news+ Full Story
Other Articles