Youth Ministries calls for passion, patience, and faithfulness – pointing out the sacred in the midst of the chaos of adolescence and walking faithfully with young people as they transition from child to young adult. Youth Ministries is a bridging ministry of education, connection, formation, and hopefully, transformation.
In the Diocese of Hawai'i, youth programs are run by the individual congregations although there are opportunities for activities on the diocesan, provincial and national level.
In 2019, Camp Mokule'ia and their enthusiastic staff were given oversight of youth ministries on a Diocesan level. Stay tuned for big bold changes and exciting opportunities for worship and fellowship!
NATIONALLY & WORLDWIDE:
The Episcopal Church strives to walk with young people on their journeys from childhood to adulthood, recognizing their gifts for ministry, their questions about spirituality, and their desire to make a difference in the world. The Youth Ministries Office is grounded in the Five Marks of Mission and the Baptismal Covenant, building churchwide networks to invite, inspire, affirm, and equip youth for discipleship and Christian leadership in their lives and their communities. Click HERE to visit The Episcopal Church's Youth page.
EPISCOPAL YOUTH EVENT (EYE)
Every three years, The Episcopal Church puts on its signature Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) to bring together high school youth from all Episcopal Churches around the world. Over 3 days, they engage in worship, workshops and listen to dynamic guest speakers. Click on the following links to see our Hawai'i youth delegation in action:
DIOCESAN YOUTH DESIGN TEAM
Did you know? In 2019, the Diocese formed a design team made up of clergy and lay volunteers, with a goal to vitalize and reshape youth ministry in the Diocese.
Over the next few years, bold new ideas will be implemented, and your input and support are welcomed!
Visit our Youth Design Team page coming soon to learn more and get involved!
YOUTH RETREAT: ONE BODY
MARCH 20-22, 2020
Camp Mokule'ia, O'ahu
REGISTER NOW! All middle school and high school youth are invited to spend a weekend at Camp Mokule'ia. The theme is "One Body" as we come together to worship, discover, fellowship, and of course, have FUN!
The special guest speaker for this event is Jesse Villegas, Canon for Youth and Young Adult Ministries from the Diocese of Arizona. Click HERE for more information and to register.
EPISCOPAL YOUTH EVENT (EYE20)
JULY 7-10, 2020
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
(Followed by Mission)
The highly anticipated Episcopal Youth Event will be taking place in College Park, MD next summer. All high school youth were invited to be a part of the Hawai'i youth delegation. For more information, visit the EYE20 page HERE.