In 2014, Bishop Wright commissioned twelve clergy and lay adults to evaluate and make recommendations for changes to our Diocesan Youth Ministry Programs. In 2015, the task force was expanded to the Commission on Youth Ministry, calling upon youth, young adults, and adults to serve the church by continuing to evaluate and streamline youth ministry in the Diocese of Atlanta.
The purpose of the Commission is to ensure proper execution of the purpose statement of youth ministry in our Diocese: “to make disciples by creating relationships with children and teenagers.” In order to realize this purpose, the Commission will
Be an advocate for diocesan youth ministry on a parish level
Plan and facilitate Jr. and Sr. DYC
Plan and facilitate the Annual Council Lock-In
Plan and facilitate the Hunger Walk/Run Eucharist
Plan and facilitate the Diocesan Service Day Retreat
Must be in high school during 2017/2018 school year, for youth
Must serve on only one other youth steering committee
Must be able to attend the overnight training on August 11-12
Must be able to attend meetings on November 12 and January 20
Must be 1 year removed from high school to serve as a young adult/adult
In order to fulfill its purpose, the Diocesan Youth Commission will meet 3 times throughout the year, at various churches throughout metro Atlanta. Once member selections take place, Click herefor more information on the structure of the Commission on Youth Ministry including the covenant.
You can apply to be a part of the Commission on Youth Ministry here. Applications are due July 30.